School Focused Youth Service

  1. About this service

    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 is 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, those caring for parents (with disabilities, mental illness and/or substance misuse issues), and/or caring for siblings where parents are incapacitated or at work
    • Indigenous youth
    • Culturally and linguistically diverse young people (particularly recent migrants and refugees and those in Brimbank)
    • Young people at high risk of social exclusion


    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

        School Focused Youth Service

      • Service address

        Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services 239 Station Rd, Melton
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      • Phone

        03 8746 1000

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help, Just Curious

      • Service area

        Brimbank and Melton Regions

      • Service hours

        Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

      • Age group

        10 - 18 years

      • Service type


      • Costs

        No cost

      • Service for

        Primary and Secondary School Students

    More information for service professionals

      • Funding limit?

        Current funding will cease at the end of 2015.

      • Who can refer

        School and agency staff are encouraged to contact SFYS Project Officers for information and support.