Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services - School Focused Youth Service (SFYS)

About this service

We support schools and agencies to coordinate services to support children and young people aged 10-18 years at risk of disengaging from education.

Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services (DCES) in partnership with Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand (GSANZ) delivers School Focused Youth Services in the Brimbank and Melton regions.
The School Focused Youth Services (SFYS) across Victoria aim to support young people (aged 10 – 18 years) who have
been identified as being at risk of disengaging from education. Through the development of partnerships and improvements
to the integration of services, SFYS seeks to connect school and community sectors in ways that build the capacity of young
people to continue their education.

During 2015 within the Brimbank/ Melton region, SFYS will be specifically focusing on:
• Vulnerable and at risk children aged 10-12 years in primary school (making the transition to secondary school)
• Young carers, including young mothers
• Culturally and linguistically diverse young people
• Enhancing parent engagement with schools
The primary focus of the SFYS is not on the whole school community but rather students who require preventative and early
targeted interventions to remain engaged or re-engage with education.

    • Service name

      Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services - School Focused Youth Service (SFYS)

    • Service address

      Head Office:239 Station Rd, Melton 3337 Sunshine Office: 266 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine 3020
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    • Phone

      Head Office: 8746 1000

    • Fax

      Head Office: 8746 1050

    • Urgency levels

      Some Help

    • Service area

      Brimbank and Melton regions

    • Service hours

      Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

    • Age group

      10 - 18 years

    • Interpreters

      Available on Request

    • Service type


    • Costs

      No charge

    • Public transport information

      Located next to Melton Police Station.

    • Service for


    • Disability access


    • Drop in service


    • Outreach


    • Outpost


More information for service professionals

    • Participation length


    • Participation type

      In person

    • Specific exclusions

      Djerriwarrh works with people from 12 upwards

    • Funding limit?


    • Who can refer


    • Referral mode

      In person Via the phone

    • Point of intake

      Office Administration