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  • Berkshire Youth reaches out to young people

    Berkshire Youth is reaching out to young people to take part in a short survey around youth services that affect them in their local area.

    11 February 2021

  • New Scheme Will Give Young People’s Careers a Kickstart!

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 26 MARCH! We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for our new Kickstart work placements.

    11 February 2021

  • Kelly and Colin’s videos

    We are so proud of our youth workers, Kelly and Colin.

    11 February 2021

  • Paige’s Progress

    Well… it’s looking like this year is going to be a different one again, but the main thing is to keep positive!

    8 February 2021

  • Safer Internet Day 2021

    Tuesday 9 February is Safer Internet Day.

    8 February 2021

  • Jessica’s Blog – January 2021

    Jessica shares with us her hopes for the year ahead.

    28 January 2021

  • News from The Wayz

    The Wayz have continued their great work and commitment to the young people in the Bracknell area since our last email newsletter.

    28 January 2021

  • Training Update

    We are pleased to share some very impressive stats, with all of these programmes taking place since our new youth workers started in September!

    28 January 2021

  • Sue’s Right Royal Treat

    Sue, our lovely, hard-working Data and Information Officer, had a well-deserved treat just before Christmas when she represented Berkshire Youth at a royal event at Windsor Castle.

    28 January 2021

  • Winners Again!

    We were delighted to be awarded the ‘Best Youth Charity Organisation 2020’ award in the SME News Southern Enterprise Awards.

    28 January 2021

See, Hear, Respond

28 January 2021

See Hear Respond is a partnership to help children, young people and families cope with the Covid-19 crisis.

Funded by the Department for Education , Barnardo’s  are working with Berkshire Youth to ensure the See, Hear, Respond Partnership will quickly identify and support children, young people and families across Berkshire who are struggling to cope with the impacts of coronavirus.

Its aim is to provide early intervention before these children reach the threshold for statutory intervention.

The See, Hear, Respond Partnership was created during 2020 specifically to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during coronavirus, providing support to those who are not being seen by schools or other key agencies. Nationally, there is no minimum age threshold for referral.

Berkshire Youth are delivering to young people aged 10 to 18 years old who would benefit from crisis support, support engaging in education or involvement in small group work around a given topic.

We are also delivering detached youth work in those communities where support may be needed to keep the most vulnerable young people safe.

During the initial stages of the programme, we support 1,642 young people across all work streams. We hope that during the current lockdown we can continue to identify and reach those young people who need our support to stop them falling through the gaps.

Our programme is being overseen by our Operations Director, Sarah Emery, who commented: “Our youth workers are well known locally, currently working with young people across 26 of our secondary school settings in Berkshire as well as through the detached work they deliver across our communities. This funding has enhanced the capacity of delivery to some of the most vulnerable young people in our community. Covid-19 has had a real impact on our young people and the current lockdown situation is also adding pressure. We know young people need our support and this funding is enabling us to act now.”

For further information or to make a referral please email us.

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