School Focused Youth Service

School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) is available to support students from year 5 to 12 who are attending school but vulnerable to or showing signs of disengaging from school.

The service is available to students across government, Catholic and independent schools.

Access the service

If you are interested in accessing the service you can contact either:

  • the senior transitions officer in your school's Department area
  • the youth programs officer in your school's Department area
  • the SFYS agency located in your area.

SFYS agencies

The list of current SFYS agencies by Department and local government areas:

34 agencies around the state are funded to work with schools to deliver:

  • targeted interventions for students vulnerable to or showing signs of disengaging from school
  • capacity building for schools to better support these students.

The agencies include local governments and community sector organisations, with expertise in working with young people and their families around a range of individual and family support needs.

SFYS and Navigator

SFYS operates alongside the Navigator program, an initiative to enable a more holistic approach to supporting vulnerable young people to stay engaged with education.

While SFYS agencies work with schools to support vulnerable students to remain engaged in their education, if a young person aged 12-17 requires more intensive support, having 30 per cent or less attendance in education, they can be referred to the Navigator Program which provides case management support to engage young people back into education.