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North Yorkshire County Council Prevention Team

North Yorkshire County Council – Prevention Team (East) has been established to provide early help to children, young people and families living in the Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Ryedale area. They aim to provide better outcomes for children and young people by offering:

  • One seamless service for all children and young people
  • One dynamic assessment process and clear support plans
  • The right service, right place and right time
  • Better access to health advice and guidance, especially mental health support

The Prevention Team provide 1-1 support via the Family Outreach Workers (FOWs) who are a specialist team of workers from a variety of backgrounds trained to support children and young people from 0-19 years of age.  The Team also run a number of specialist groups via the Family Outreach Support Workers (FOSW) these include Parenting Groups, Making Men and Girls Groups which are all tailed around the needs of children, young people and their families.

The Prevention Team continue to run a number of universal sessions within their Children’s Centres these include Baby Massage, Baby Play and Messy Play as well as a number of youth sessions. These sessions are designed to be supportive, informative and lots of fun!

A number of the sessions offer advice and information to families to enable them to better understand child development as well as issues facing young people today.

If you would like further information on what is happening in your area please contact: 

  • Scarborough South and Filey – 01609 533139
  • Scarborough Town – 01609 533139
  • Ryedale – 01609 533072
  • Whitby - 01609 533819

Click here to download the latest North Yorkshire County Council's What's On guide

Or pop into your Children’s Centre – we are always pleased to see you!