Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Support for care experienced young people

Services for Young People supports young people in care and care leavers up to the age of 25

SfYP supports care experienced young people to become more independent and confident in all areas of their life. We help them identify their goals and focus on how to achieve them.  

SfYP Advisers and Youth Workers work with young people in care and care leavers up to the age of 25, helping them have a successful transition to adulthood.

Use the buttons below to find out about the different types of support we offer:

Information, advice and support at SfYP young people’s centres

Care experienced young people can drop in or make an appointment for information, advice and support our young people's centres across the county.

We can help with many subjects, including:

  • Finding a job, traineeship or apprenticeship
  • Education options and exams, including exam pressure and support from the virtual school
  • Mental health, general health and relationships
  • Sexual health services including:
    o Free condoms through the Condom Wallet Scheme
    o Free chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing
    o Free pregnancy testing and advice
  • Personal safety
  • Drug/alcohol use
  • Benefits and finances
  • Housing and homelessness

For full details and opening times please visit  Information, advice and support at SfYP young people's centres.

Pathways to Success

Care experienced young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) can get help finding a job, traineeship or apprenticeship through our 'Pathways to Success' programme.

Pathways to Success includes 30 hours of individually tailored support and guidance over 1–6 months, plus a 5–15-day work experience placement. Get full details here:


Care Experienced Young People's Hubs

Care Experienced Young People's Hubs are relaxed environments where young people in care and care leavers aged 16-25 can meet with their support worker and access help from a SfYP Adviser or Youth Worker. They can get careers advice and help looking for a job, apprenticeship or applying for college or training, including creating and updating their CV and preparing for interviews.

Care experienced young people can also participate in activities that support independent living, develop confidence and self esteem, talk about relationships and sexual health, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Please use the links below for full details and opening times of our Care Experienced Young People's Hubs across the county:


Groupwork projects

Care experienced young people can join their peers at SfYP groupwork projects across Hertfordshire which provide:

  • Support with emotional and mental wellbeing, resilience, confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased awareness of the risks of engagement in violence, gangs, crime and antisocial behaviour
  • Increased awareness of sexual exploitation and/or a need for a better understanding of appropriate, healthy and safe relationships
  • Sexual health and relationships information and services
  • Help understanding the risks of smoking, substance and alcohol misuse

Find full details of our projects for young people in each district.


We also have some projects specifically for care experienced young people:


Practical Partners

Services for Young People works in partnership with GoVolHerts to recruit and train volunteers who provide one-to-one support to care leavers over 2 years.

Get full details here: Practical Partners

Making contact and referrals

Professionals who work with young people and parents/carers can make a referral to Services for Young People.

Young people can access support by contacting their local team.