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What is The Source website for young people?

Information, advice and support for young people, by young people in Suffolk.
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What is The Source?

The Source is a website for young people in Suffolk aged 12-25 years old.

The Source website provides information and sources of advice and support on the issues that young people may face in their everyday lives.

All the information provided on The Source is impartial and unbiased. Lots of the advice provided has been written by young people so that it reflects what they are concerned about, but also directs them to the support of professionals who can help.

The Source website aims to help young people to make the right choices that work for them.

What information and advice does The Source website offer young people?

The Source provides quality information, advice and support on:

  • Career options and learning choices for young people from Year 9 and onwards to help plan their future choices.
  • How to gain work experience, find an apprenticeship or traineeship, find a job, access careers advice or find a course.
  • For young people with additional needs we have a growing section including a page with 'Next Steps' information on getting into work or training: I have additional needs - The Source
  • Creating a CV with The Source CV builder.
  • Tips and advice for school leavers.
  • Emotional wellbeing directory of support services and advice for young people on mental health and wellbeing issues.
  • Information and advice to support schools, and parents and carers who support young people.

The Source is managed by the Engagement Hub within Children and Young People's Services at Suffolk County Council. We are part of a much bigger service that works to support children, young people and families. The Source website is a key part of that support, and it's accessible to everyone.

Visit The Source website or email if you have any questions.