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1 An Introduction to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service

2 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Presentation Aim: To introduce colleagues to the strategic aims and operational structures of the Youth and Connexions Service in Hillingdon.

3 N Context M25 M4 M40 A40 Ruislip Harefield Harlington Hayes Yiewsley Uxbridge West Drayton Heathrow Villages Ickenham Northwood Yeading South Ruislip Eastcote Cowley Hillingdon

4 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service is: Located within the Council’s Education and Children’s Services Group A conjoined youth and connexions service structure, with staff working across traditional professional boundaries with young people One of only 19 services in the UK accredited with the National Youth Agency Quality Mark

5 Statement of Purpose The Youth Service helps young people to learn about themselves, others and the wider world, through informal educational opportunities that respond to their developmental needs, aspirations and concerns, and combine enjoyment, challenge and learning. The Service works with young people in Hillingdon, from different backgrounds and with differing needs, aged 11 to 25, with a focus on those aged 13 to 19.

6 Strategic Aims Be safe Be healthy Be active citizens Develop life skills Achieve their full potential Be happy and valued for who they are

7 Principles of work with young people Empowerment Equality Education Engagement Our work is founded on four principles:

8 Learning Outcomes Gain knowledge Practice skills Develop abilities Explore attitudes and values Through contact with the Service, young people are able to:

9 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service The Youth Service: Provides informal learning, personal and social development opportunities to young people aged 8-25, with a primary focus on the 13-19’s Provides open access learning opportunities to all young people who live, work or study in Hillingdon and targeted interventions to those at risk Directly delivers its services

10 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Youth Service Statistics: 74 FTE fieldworkers in Hillingdon (31 full-time) Annual budget of £2.6M 7 full-time young people’s centres (by Dec ‘10) 2 mobile young people’s buses Specialist programmes: Youth Council, Skidz, Unloc, FIESTA, DoEA, Compass, NVQ, PVE, Arts

11 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Youth Worker Key Accountabilities: To befriend young people To engage young people in informal learning opportunities relevant to their development needs, concerns, aspirations, and interests To support young people to access wider support and development services as required To engage at risk young people in preventative and diversionary learning activities

12 West Area     North Area Team 1 Accredited Learning Team 1 Ruislip Young People’s Centre West Area Team 1 Active Involvement Team Fountain’s Mill Young People’s Centre, Uxbridge South Area Team 1 Service Development Team Harlington Young People’s Centre West Area Team 2 Mobile and Detached Team Alternative Education Team 2 Alternative Education Team 3 West Drayton Young People’s Centre  Accredited Learning Team 2 Compass Community Theatre, Ickenham  Connexions Services Team Sterling House, Uxbridge North Area South Area N Youth side South Area Team 2 Charville Young People’s Centre Senior Management Team Connexions One Stop Shop Hillingdon Civic Centre, Uxbridge North Area Team 2 South Ruislip Young People’s Centre North Area Team 3 Northwood Young People’s Centre    

13 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service West Area Team: Lead: Dettie Quirke, Area Youth Officer Covers Uxbridge/West Drayton wards Open access universal/targeted services Fountains Mill and West Drayton young people’s centres Tel: (FMYPC) (WDYPC)

14 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service South Area Team: Lead: Laura Laryea, Area Youth Officer Covers Hayes/Harlington wards Open access universal/targeted services Harlington and Charville young people’s centres Tel: (HYPC) (CYPC)

15 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service North Area Team: Lead: Laura Fitzgerald, Area Youth Officer Covers all wards north of A40 Open access universal/targeted services Ruislip, Northwood and South Ruislip young people’s centres Tel: (RYPC)

16 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Mobile and Detached Team: Lead: Chamila Somaskandan, Area Youth Officer Covers all wards in Hillingdon Peripatetic bus-based and detached work Targeted preventative/diversionary services for young people at risk of social exclusion Tel: (WDYPC)

17 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Accredited Learning Team: Lead: Hannah Sargeant, Area Youth Officer Covers all wards in Hillingdon Accredited learning opportunities services for young people FIESTA/Duke of Edinburgh’s Award/Performance Tel: (RYPC)

18 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Active Involvement Team: Lead: Sylvester Swanston, Area Youth Officer Covers all wards in Hillingdon Community/democratic involvement services for young people Hillingdon Youth Council Tel: (FMYPC)

19 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Alternative Education Team: Lead: Lucy Wylde, Area Youth Officer ‘Unloc’ provides alternative curriculum provision for excluded secondary school pupils ‘Skidz’ provides road user education programmes for young people Delivers programmes from West Drayton and Ruislip young people’s centres Tel: (WDYPC)

20 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service The Connexions Service is: An integrated service providing information, advice, guidance, support and personal development services for all year olds Targets interventions at young people aged who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET’s) Delivered by contracted service providers

21 West Area North Area South Area N Connexions side Connexions Centre (Uxbridge)                                   Secondary schools  College and university  SEN secondary schools  Voluntary sector

22 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Connexions Statistics: 40 Connexions fieldworkers in Hillingdon 14 Intensive Service contracts 23,000 young people in age range NEET target of 6.4% for period Unknown target of 4.7% for period Personal Advisor in every school

23 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Personal Advisor key accountabilities: To manage a caseload of young people, supporting them to overcome barriers to learning To ensuring that the young person is (re) engaged in: Education; Training; and/or Employment.

24 An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Personal Advisors Placements include: Guidance service in all Hillingdon secondary schools, and Connexions Centre (Careers for British Teachers, CfBT) Youth Offending Service (YOS) Education Welfare (BST) P3 LACE (Looked After Children)

25 For more information, please contact Senior Management Team Youth and Connexions Service 4S/02 Civic Centre T: An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service


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