Oxfordshire Young People’s Service

Our Oxfordshire Young People’s service provides free, confidential and non-judgement information, advice and prevention campaigns to raise awareness of substance misuse.

Our structured evidenced based psychological and psycho social interventions and support is designed for children and young people aged 5 to 19 years old* that are at high risk of, already using or affected by parent/carer/family members drug or alcohol use. These interventions are for as long as the young person requires our support.

We also offer brief advice and interventions (usually up to 3 sessions) for young people using or at risk of misusing substances through assertive outreach on a one to one basis or through group work.

As an outreach service we meet young people at a safe and appropriate location and time.


We offer structured evidenced based psychological and psycho social interventions to children and young people up to the age of 19 (25 in some cases) whose use of substance use is significantly impacting on their social, psychological and physical wellbeing.

We also support children and young people who are affected by some else’s substance use.


Anybody can refer into our service and a referral to our service can be made by any one of the below methods:

• Through the Oxfordshire Locality Community Support Service. The LCSS are the ‘front door’ to all professionals requiring access to children and family services in Oxfordshire.
• A family member or individual wishing to self refer can refer using our Single Point of Contact (SPOC) number which is 07950 301 426 or by speaking with the young persons school/college or any other agency already involved.
• If a child is already subject to a Team Around the Family, Child In Need, or Child Protection Plan a request for support can be made via the lead professional.
• We also provide brief interventions and advice (usually up to three sessions ) that do not require a referral and can be requested by completing a screening tool and returned to us via ypoxfordshire@aquarius.org.uk.
Once a referral is received it is reviewed and allocated to an Aquarius worker.

Download referral forms and information here:


Single point of contact: 07950 301 426
Duty e-mail: YPOxfordshire@aquarius.org.uk

Abingdon Children & Family Centre
t: 01865 328400
a: The Net, Stratton Way, Abingdon, OX14 3RG
e: abingdonfst@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Banbury Children & Family Centre
t: 01865 328440
a: New Futures Centre, Hilton Road, Banbury, OX16 0EJ
e: banburyfst@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Barton Children & Family Centre
t: 01865 323240
a: Wayneflete Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8DD
e: bartonfst@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Bicester Children & Family Centre
t: 01865 328470
a: The Courtyard Youth Arts Centre, Launton Road, Bicester, OX26 6DJ
e: bicesterfst@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Blackbird Leys Children & Family Centre
t: 01865 328490
a: 61/63 Cuddesdon Way, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, OX4 6SB
e: blackbirdleysfst@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Didcot Children & Family Centre
t: 01865 328480
a: The Vibe Youth Centre, Park Road, Didcot, OX11 8QX
e: didcotfst@oxfordshire.gov.uk

East Oxford Children & Family Centre
a: The Union, Collins Street, Oxford, OX4 1EE
e: eastoxfordfst@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Rosehill Children & Family Centre
t: 01865 815566
a: The Oval, Rosehill, Oxford, OX4 4UY
e: rosehillfst@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Witney Children & Family Centre
t: 01865 328730
a: Witan Way, Witney, OX28 4YA
e: witneyfst@oxfordshire.gov.uk