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Prevention service

We have launched a new children and families prevention service that brings together a range of preventative work previously undertaken by separate services.

There is now a single service which:

  • Operates seamlessly throughout the 0-19 age range;
  • Eliminates duplication, unnecessary and unhelpful transitions for families;
  • Has a new way to provide services, including a greater capacity to provide early help in a more targeted way to children, young people and families; and
  • Is co-located with the new healthy child teams (5-19).

Our vision is that "families in North Yorkshire are able to access readily a range of support to ensure that their children are safe, happy and well, and that they can flourish at school and in the wider world".

You can pdf icon view information about the new prevention service in our leaflet [272kb] or read the information in the frequently asked questions below. We have also produced pdf icon a flier about the new service [121kb].

If you are aware of a family who you feel would benefit from the prevention service you can pdf icon contact an area prevention manager for your district here [206kb].

Prevention service - frequently asked questions

Referrals - frequently asked questions

Children's centres

The council provides a number of children's centres running a range of activities across the county. You can find your local children's centre here.

Short breaks for disabled children and young people

Short breaks are available to families to provide a break from caring for a disabled child and for the child to have a break from their carers. See more information about short breaks here.

North Yorkshire healthy child service

The healthy child service links health, education and social care to improve the health of all children aged five to 19. It plays an important role by working with school and families to address the health and special educational needs of children and young people. We work with parents, carers, teaching staff and other agencies to give confidential health advice and support to children, young people and families.

You can find out more about the service below, and if you're a professional, the information needed to make a referral.

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This page was last updated on 28 April 2016