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Knox Youth Service Providers Network & Outer Eastern Youth Services Providers Network

Knox Youth Services Providers Network (KYSPN)

Membership is open to all interested people, but the Network focuses on those who provide 'professional' youth or specialist services to young people in Knox and support the above purposes.

Typically meetings are attended by school Student Welfare Coordinators, Youth Workers, Employment Services, Youth Housing Workers, Health Workers, Counsellors, Community Workers, Youth Pastors, Police etc.

The KYSPN is facilitated by Knox City Council Youth Services Community Projects Worker, whose role is to support, resource and convene the Network at the members’ direction.

The Knox Youth Service Providers Network performs the following functions:

  • Informs members about local youth services and other matters relevant to their work.
  • Provides members with a better range of referral options for the young people they deal with, and a better understanding of those agencies.
  • ConnectUs online service directory to search for services supporting young people in Melbourne's outer east. Also where services in Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges can be added to the platform to resource other services, organisations in the area.
  • Identifies needs, issues and service gaps for young people in Knox.
  • Acts to address these needs, issues and gaps.
  • Improves local services through co-operative relationships between youth service providers.

For more information about KYSPN

For specific information or to become a member on the mailing list in regards to KYSPN, contact Angela Thurbon, Community Projects Worker, Knox City Council Youth Services on 9298 8533 or email Angela.Thurbon@knox.vic.gov.au

Outer Eastern Youth Services Providers Network (OEYSPN)

Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges, 3 local government areas offer Outer East YSPN meetings to the collective workers and agencies in the Outer East.

Meetings will rotate through the three local government areas to cover a range of topics which impact young people across the region.

Local government Youth Service Providers Network meetings may still be held in the local area as well as the OEYSPN combined meetings.

For more information, or to be included in the mailing list in regards to the OEYSPN contact your local government facilitator:

OEYSPN Meeting Dates 2021 - Combined Meetings

Due to Covid restrictions all meetings will remain online!

The next OEYSPN will be held on Thursday 3 June, 2021 from 9 - 11.30am online

Further information and advice on connecting to the meeting will be forwarded closer to the meeting.

For other information regarding OEYSPN contact your local government facilitator as seen above.

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