Central Bedfordshire Council have commissioned YouTurn to provide a service that is designed to support young people to move away from serious violence, knife crime, gangs, organised criminality and also support those who are at risk of being exploited through these activities.

Central Bedfordshire is quite unique.  The unitary authority area neighbours Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire as well as Luton and Bedford.  Service provision and access can be challenging.

The Central Bedfordshire Supported Pathway scheme is designed to: provide a more intensive approach for those young people who do not qualify for the support of the more acute services and, to identify where there are gaps in current service provision.

Success will be determined through: the identification of young people; assessment of their pathway needs; support on those pathways; and, diversion away from the lifestyle and influences causing vulnerability.

Professionals can make a referral by please downloading a form from the ‘Referral Forms’ section of this website and emailing it securely to . If you need to discuss any matters relating to your referral please contact Emma (CBC supported pathway coordinator) on 07714794087 or free phone 0800 917 5579 .