At YCSA, we provide holistic support through a variety of in-house services to ensure young people have maximum and effective support. The main focus of our work is to engage those young people deemed ‘hard to reach’, at risk of social exclusion and on the fringes of society.
Our intensive individual support forms the basis of much of the work we do at YCSA. Interventions are tailored to individual needs and are sensitive to young people’s culture, religion, faith and family structures. Through our years of provision, we have a sound understanding of the issues and challenges that ethnic minority families face in Scotland today.
Our model is holistic in its approach – it is voluntary and its foundation is the alliance between the young person and the staff. Our staff are expertly skilled in identifying the specific and individual needs of the young person and developing a specialised and targeted support provision, so that the young people value themselves and develop their potential.