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

  1. 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