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Welcome to the page of resources and support available to youth workers.

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Youth Workers

RESOURCES

British Safety Council - detailed general return to work guidance across all sectors.  The framework should enable organisations to develop robust protocols and arrangements, designed to manage the risk of COVID-19 within the workplace.

CAMHS – West Berkshire: If you’re concerned about the mental health of a child or young person, Berkshire CAMHS might be able to help. Visit their website for answers to frequently asked questions and contact details. The CAMHS website also has links to several other websites that might be of use. 

COVID-19 and Youth Violence - understanding the impact of COVID-19 on our youth.

Digital Youth Work - The Proud Trust have produced a set of documents for organisations to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Youth Work - UK Youth guide to delivering high quality digital youth work during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Emerging Minds – how can we best support children and young people with their worries.

Gangs and Exploitation - A youth work response to COVID-19.

Help for Families: A new team within West Berkshire Council for children, young people and families who are facing difficulties and who would like to access some additional services for help. For example: families needing additional support to care for children, or children or young people who are having problems at home, at school or elsewhere. Families can enquire directly, or ask for a member of the Pastoral Team to support them with this.  helpforfamilies@westberks.gov.uk 01635 503090.

Homeless Link: Preventing youth homelessness after COVID-19 - looks at the crisis of inequality and homelessness that young people in England are facing whilst considering the implications and fallout of COVID-19.

Hot Chocolate Trust - alternative youth work ideas.

Koothhow COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of children and young people.

Mini Courseintro to Detached Youth Work duriing COVID-19.

National Youth Workers Catch Up - from cups of tea and peer discussion to advice and time the National Youth Agency is  here to support you.

NSPCC Learning - has produced guidance around Coronavirus: safeguarding and child protection.

NSPCC Learning - resources about writing and updating safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures; making sure your staff are safe and volunteers are safe to work with children; supporting children and families; recognising and responding to abuse; and carrying out online activities and events.

NSPCC Learning - guidance to help recruit safely whilst observing social distancing guidance.

Online Youth Work - guidance for moving services online.

Online Youth Work - safety guidelines.

Playing Out - make your street a place to play.

Project Closure - essential closure checklist.

Safeguarding young people during the COVID-19 pandemic - a guide for designated leads in voluntary youth organisations.

SCREENAGERS - guidance for digital youth work.

Sector Finances - update and advice.

Skills Builder - universal framework shows how to build essential skills at every stage of life, available free.

Staying Connected - communication update.

Thinkuknow - an online resource to raise awareness of  online child abuse and exploitation.

Working with Single Parent Families - Do's and Don'ts when supporting young single parents

Young people in lockdown - a report by The Prince's Trust and YouGov explores how young people's anxiety increases as fears for future employment prospects mount.

Youth Work Support - advice, guidance, support and tools for youth workers, young people and organisations.

Youth Worker Wellbeing - UK Youth webinar  which aims to equip youth workers with skills and tips to support their own wellbeing.

 

FUNDING

Blume - up to 16 hours free support from experienced Charity Accountants, HR professionals, Fundraisers, Copywriters and Office Administrators to help with the consequences of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Community Support Fund - aimed at small and medium-sized charities and administered by the National Lottery is open for applications.

Grants Online - a complete list of emergency funds for COVID-19.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust - grants are available to large charitable groups and organisations for projects that educate young people in rural areas and rleive of poverty in rural areas.

Summer Play Schemes - grants of up to £1500 are available to voluntary and community groups to  help run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children.

Tampon Tax Fund - supports projects in violence against women and girls, young women's mental health and well-being, and general programmes.