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  • Berkshire Youth Memories

    As part of our #BY80 80th birthday celebration, Peter Trentham, ex Chairman of BABC in the 1980s, has shared some of his memories.

    20 January 2021

  • Rainbow Park Virtual Kids Club and Youth Group

    The Rainbow Park Kids Club and Youth Group are virtual weekly sessions every Wednesday, run by Wokingham Borough Council’s Community Engagement Team and Berkshire Youth.

    20 January 2021

  • #BY80 Thank You

    We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone who sent us a message for our 80th birthday.

    14 January 2021

  • CEO’s thoughts on youth organisations crisis

    The Guardian article of 3 January 2021 does no more than point out the devastating and appalling vandalism of a support service for young people.

    13 January 2021

  • Jessica’s Blog – December 2020

    Wow, 2020 is coming to an end and what a different year it has been!

    6 January 2021

Latest Youth Sector Guidance for Lockdown 3

6 January 2021

NYA announced yesterday that the youth sector can remain partially active with strict adherence to NYA guidance for the RED readiness level – here   The paper sets out what is permitted across the youth sector under Red Readiness level. This document should be read alongside NYA’s version 4.2 guidance – here

In summary, the RED readiness level allows the following activities only, subject to a Covid secure action plan and risk assessment:

  • Online and digital youth services
  • Detached/outdoor local youth services
  • 1-2-1 sessions with vulnerable young people (indoors)
  • Small group work sessions indoors with vulnerable young people (consistent with social distancing guidelines). Sessions can be provided via invite only during periods of lockdown

Youth sector providers are allowed to provide support and services to vulnerable young people indoors during periods of RED readiness. Youth sector providers should work within the spirit of lockdown and must not provide open access/drop-in services at this time.

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