The youth service works with young people aged 13 – 19 and up to 25 years for those with additional needs.
Youth work aims to help young people discover and develop their personal resources of body, mind and spirit. It helps young people to live a more creative and responsible life as part of a free society.
Activities are designed around you so that they are often challenging but always enjoyable.
Northumberland Youth Service carries out three different types of youth work. These are preventative, early help, and participation work. Please read more about these below.
This strand of youth work is most often seen as traditional youth work. It includes running and providing support for a range of youth club settings. This may be through direct delivery, a partnership arrangement with a voluntary sector partner, or some other form of support (such as training or funding). We carry out this work in areas of high need, as decided by a range of key indicators, such as:
It also includes working with the voluntary sector and local communities to develop sustainable projects. We currently offer approximately 50 preventative youth sessions per week.
Specialist Youth Support
This strand of delivers specialist support to young people as well as carrying out return home conversations with young people who go missing. This work is closely related to our preventative work. For example, both types of youth work look at developing relationships with young people, to help challenge, stretch and educate them. Young people are then more likely to make healthy, informed decisions about their life.
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