Youth Outreach

 About Youth Outreach

Cockburn Youth Services receives funding from the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support  for young people aged 10 to 18 who live, work or study in the Cockburn/ Fremantle area. The Cockburn Youth Outreach team aims to reduce the overall level of a young person’s risk, assist them to improve relationships with family where required and improving a young person’s connection with support services as required.

The Youth Outreach team facilitates this through case management, a collaborative process of assessment, planning, care, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet individual and family needs.

Once a young person is connected with the program, their support worker will encourage them to talk about issues they are facing including:
  • Family conflict
  • Difficulties at school
  • Accommodation
  • Relationships
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Sexual health
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Training
  • Other related issues
The young person and their support worker will work together to deal with the issues they are experience. This includes providing support around behavioural change, education support and referral to relevant support services. 

How do I refer a young person?

If you have a young person who could benefit from the support of one of our Youth Outreach Workers, you can refer them to our service. Referring a young person to our service is simple:
  1. First, speak with the young person and guardians about the service to obtain their consent. We find young people who want to work with us and see the benefits in engaging with the Outreach team receive the best outcomes for themselves.
  2. Complete the Support Services Referral Form, found below.
  3. Return the form via email to our Youth Outreach Workers.
  4. One of our Youth Outreach workers will make contact with the referrer to discuss the referral.
  5. The Youth Outreach worker will then contact the family to set up an initial meeting to connect.
This service is free to access and offered to all young people who meet the service’s criteria

Outreach Referral Form

Document name Downloadable files
Cockburn Youth Services Referral Online FormPDF document

More information and contact

For more information about support services for young people, please contact Cockburn Youth Services by email or by phoning 08 9411 3888. 

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City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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