Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Services

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Warrington Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Service

Warrington Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Service offers specialist support to young people age 13-19yrs who have problematic drug and / or alcohol misuse.

Warrington Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Service are delivered by Warrington Youth Service. Youth Workers are trained to deliver person centred treatment. These evidence based approaches respond to the frequent changes in young people’s drug and alcohol use. Youth workers use bespoke 1-1 interventions to strengthen young people’s resilience to substance misuse. Youth workers deliver psycho -social interventions to develop positive relationships with young people to explore substance misuse and focus on recovery.

Warrington Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Service works within the legal framework of the Warrington Safeguarding Children’s Board and promotes partnership with Early Help practitioners , Social Care, YOS, CAMHS , CAART, Teachers, Health (including A&E) and Police to provide a comprehensive assessment based on the needs of the young person and the wider needs of the family.

The Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Screening Tool is designed to support young people and professionals to identify the level of a young person’s drug and / or alcohol misuse. The screening tool will measure the level, frequency and/or impact of the Young Persons substance misuse and signpost to the appropriate pathway of support. The Young Persons drug and alcohol screening tool is a supportive process and can lead to a coordinated and collaborative Early Help Assessment. To refer into Warrington Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Service please complete the Multi Agency Referral Form MARF and send to earlyhelpfrontdoor@warrington.gcsx.gov.uk For more information please contact Steph Taylor on 01925 446253.