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Youth services

The Youth Service has two different areas of work: statutory and voluntary.  Statutory involvement with a young person requires the Youth Service to record and share information with relevant agencies.  The other area is Voluntary engagement within programmes and activities.

Statutory Areas of Youth Work

Referred Targeted Youth Work

Specific work carried out with a youth worker and young person on a one to one targeted basis which has been specifically referred from agencies like MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub), the police, schools and social care services. 

Out of Court Disposals

A Youth Conditional Caution or Triage which is a referral from the Metropolitan Police or Barnet Youth Offending Service. 

Return to Home Interview

A return to home interview is an in-depth conversation with the young person who has run away or gone missing.  Statutory guidance states that this must be offered to all young people who run away or go missing from their family home or care.

Two-Year-Old Offer

Government initiative project of free early education for two - year olds (FEE2)

Voluntary Areas of Youth Work

Targeted Youth Work

Specific work carried out with a youth worker and young person on a one to one targeted basis which is a ‘self-referral’. This is voluntary engagement outside of a statutory referral i.e. a young person has attended an activity and asked for additional support or a parent has requested additional support

Positive Activities

The Youth Service holds activities across the borough for holiday and term time throughout the year to provide a wide range of opportunities covering everything from drama and dance to motor mechanics and building a robot.  

Programmes

Specific projects or programmes held throughout the year across the borough within Canada Villa Youth Centre, Finchley Youth Centre, Green Top and any additional satellite venues agreed for delivery throughout the borough.  i.e. DofE Award Expeditions and Activities, Radio Ritmik and Gym Activities.

The Youth Service holds mailing lists with contact details of parents/carers/guardians or young people.  The lists are used to send information on established programmes, future programmes, specific events or requests for feedback/surveys

The council uses third party companies to deliver some of its youth service activities and programmes, such as the DofE Expedition delivery. 

Personal information collected

  • Name

  • Address and contact details

  • Date of Birth

  • Family/Relationship Information

  • Education Information 

  • Equalities Information

  • Financial information

  • Social services records

  • Health/Medical Information  

  • Recording content of Targeted Youth Work and Programme delivery (statutory requirement)

  • Other Agencies Involved 

  • Referral/Assessment Information 

  • Criminal/Prosecution Information 

Who we share the information with

  • Health Agencies (like the NHS or GPs and Emergency Services where required)

  • Education Providers 

  • Ofsted 

  • Police

  • Probation/Prison Services 

  • Judicial Agencies e.g. Courts 

  • Council Social Care teams for children and adults

  • Other Public Bodies as required

  • Third Sector/Voluntary Agencies

  • DofE Award London

  • Insurance companies

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