What is it?
The Highland Council and Barnardos Springboard Service as well as other related agencies are involved in providing a service to Looked After young people. These services are aimed at making sure Young People get the best possible support as they move on.
Any young person who is looked after, or has been looked after is entitled to support.
Throughcare and aftercare are two areas of care that are related.
Barnardos Springboard is a Highland Througcare and Aftercare service, provided for young people from 15 to 21, who either are or have been looked after and accommodated by Highland Council.
Springboard will offer the following to young people:
- Help to plan for the future
- Help to prepare for leaving care
- Practical and emotional support when moving on
- Work with individuals or in groups
- Assistance to make contact with other services
A project worker from Springboard will discuss with you your ideas and wishes regarding your future.
We will help you to think about the skills that you have and the sort of supports you might need to help you succeed.
You may wish to discuss this further with your social worker or carer. If you agree, a referral can be made to Springboard.
If you do not have a social worker you may want to contact the service yourself. You could if you wish, ask a family member or someone you know to help you with this.
Contact Tel No: 01463 718436
Other Agencies which could be helpful
Emergency Social Work Service
08457 697 284
Highland Council Housing Services
01463 710454 (Inverness)
(Check your local service point for your local housing office)
Who Cares? Scotland
(Advice and support on young peoples rights)
Scottish Child Law Centre
0800 328 8970 (UNDER 18)
0131 667 6333 (OVER 18)
(Legal advice for young people)
Careers Key Worker Service
(Advice and support with education, training and employment)
Scottish Council for Single Homeless
0131 226 4382
(Advice and information on housing and homelessness)
Scottish Refugee Council
0800 085 6087