Youth Service/youth work
The Youth Service operates play clubs for children in school years 4, 5 and 6. The usual staffing ratio for play clubs is 1 adult to 12 children. This may be increased to one adult to 15 children at the discretion of the youth officer after a risk assessment has been undertaken.
Youth clubs and special projects provide activities for young people in school years 7 and over. These include detached youth work, music and dance projects, outdoor education activities and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Young people choose to use youth service provision. They do so for many reasons - to meet friends, to have fun, to spend time in a safe place, to take part in specific activities, to work with other young people developing projects, to build relationships with adults, or to get help and advice. When we ask young people what is most important they say the support and friendliness of youth workers, the chance to have fun and the opportunity to be taken seriously. If you are considering becoming a part-time youth worker, we have an excellent training programme that young people help us deliver.
Contact the Principal Youth Officer:
Department of Education Sport and Culture
+44 1624 686229