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									                                                                                   Portfolio: Housing and Regeneration


Cabinet
19th February 2003

Youth Service Development Plan 2003/04

Report by:              Director of Community & Housing Directorate

Ward Implications:      All

      For Decision


1.           Synopsis

1.1          This report sets out the development process undertaken to draft the Council’s Youth
             Service Development Plan for 2003/04. It also gives information about the future steps
             needed to complete work on planning for the Play and Youth Services. The draft
             Youth Service Development Plan for 2003/04 is attached as Appendix 1.


2.           Recommendation

2.1          Cabinet is recommended to approve the draft Youth Service Development Plan for
             2003-04 and note the potential additional resources required in future years which will
             need to be considered as part of the Council’s Medium Term Plan.



3.           Reason for Decision

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3.1   Government guidance issued in September 2002 stipulates that Cabinet approval of
      the draft Youth Service Development Plan is needed before the Plan is submitted to
      Government Office North East.


4.    Introduction

4.1   Government guidance on Local Authority Youth Services was issued in late
      September 2002. The guidance includes detailed instructions about the need to work
      in partnership, in planning our services for young people. The guidance also sets out
      what Youth Service Development Plans should cover and the three year overview that
      must be adopted. The guidance stipulates that our Plan should be approved by
      Cabinet before being submitted to Government Office North East.


5.    The Scheme

5.1   The Government guidance for Youth Service Development Plans presents a number
      of challenges to the Council’s Youth Services. These include, for example:

         the requirement to take a more strategic, three-year overview of developing the
          service, in addition to a detailed plan for 2003/04;

         the adoption of a multi-sector youth service perspective; and

         the tight timescale between publication of the guidance and the deadline for
          presenting Development Plans to Government Office North East.

      A significant amount of progress had been made on the first two of these areas, prior
      to the Government guidance being issued. For instance, last year we produced the
      Play and Youth Service Development Plan for 2002/03. This included a strategic
      overview of the Play and Youth Services and a range of targets over a three year
      timescale. We have developed considerable expertise in multi-sectoral working. In
      particular, we support the Voluntary Sector Youth Forum.
      A regional grouping of Principal Youth Officers has met to develop a template for this
      year’s Development Plans, for Youth Services in the North East. The template
      represents a distillation of the Government guidance, into a series of tabulated
      headings. The majority of Council Youth Services in the North East have indicated
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      their intention to use the template, which will facilitate comparison between plans and
      provide opportunities to share best practice. The template has been agreed with
      Government Office North East.

5.2   We have convened the following activities to enable multi-agency input to developing
      the Youth Service Development Plan for 2003/04:

         A multi-agency briefing to inform our staff, partner agencies and the Voluntary
          Youthwork Sector about the Government guidance requirements.

         Separate focus groups/workshops, to determine priorities for the future
          development of the Youth Service, with:

      -   Our full-time staff;

      -   Our part-time staff;

      -   Partner agencies;

      -   Voluntary Youthwork Sector agencies.

         Dissemination of the draft Development Plan, including a multi-agency feedback
          session, to enable further comments to be taken into account before the
          Development Plan is finalised and sent to Government Office North East.

         The views of young people have been included in the development Plan through
          the work of the Young People’s Participation Co-ordinator.
5.3   The main section headings that make up the Development Plan are as follow:

         Introduction

         The Strategic Objectives

         The Local Context

         The Local Youth Service

         Involving Young People
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         Equality and Diversity

         Quality and Staff Development

         Significant Examples of Good Youth Work Practice

         Implementation of the Plan

      While considerable work has taken place to work up targets for developing the Service
      over the next three years, the Plan also builds on significant achievements to date. For
      example, the Plan retains:

         Our Play and Youth Services Vision

         Our Youth Service Principles

         Our delivery methods

         The location of our services

         The structure of our workforce



5.4   Next steps

      The draft Development Plan has been disseminated among all those staff groups and
      agencies that have been involved in its development. It has also been discussed at
      Community and Housing Select Committee. Final amendments have been made on
      the basis of the comments received. The Plan will be forwarded to Government Office
      North East in March, after it has been to Cabinet.
      Work is in progress on the Play Service Plan and on reviewing the work during
      2002/03 of both the Play and Youth Services. As there is no current requirement for
      the Play Work planning document to be approved by Government Office, that
      document will be taken to the lead Cabinet Members for this area of work, when it has
      been drafted.


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      An area of focus in future years will be ensuring the active involvement of young
      people in the development of the Plan.


5.5   New Guidance

      On the 18th December 2002, the Department for Education and Skills launched
      ‘Transforming Youth Work, Resourcing Excellent Youth Services.’ This important
      publication defines for the first time, minimum standards that constitute a sufficient
      Youth Service. It sets out a series of standards that complement Ofsted’s. Council’s
      are expected to be working to the new standards from April 2005.

      The document also states that Councils will be expected to spend a minimum of £100
      on Youth Services, per head for every 13-19 year old, each year from 2005-06.



6.    Legal and Human Rights Implications

6.1   This is statutory guidance which provides direction to local authorities on their duty to
      provide a youth service and spells out what central government expects in terms of an
      adequate service. This includes setting out objective standards and targets which local
      authorities should meet.

      The Secretary of State has powers of intervention where local authorities underfund
      the service or provide a service of poor quality.

      There are no human rights implications.
      (Legal Section text supplied by Stella Willmott)



7.    Financial Implications

7.1   As a result of the new guidance, (that sets 22 National Standards for Youth Services),
      issued on 18th December 2002, the Council must ensure it bridges any gap between

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      current and Government target spending levels. The following table highlights the
      current and projected spending levels on Youth Services with a breakdown per head
      of 13-19 population.



                                               2002-03          2003-04             Potential
                                                                               Target 2005-06

      Target Budget Youth Services          £1,621,451     £1,676,678               £2,495,567

      13-19 Population                           25,638          24,844                 24,844

      Youth Expenditure per Head                 £63.24          £67.49                £100.00

      Percentage Increase                                         5.9%                   48.8%



7.2   The DfES has increased the Total Education Budget for Youth Services by 5.9% to
      give a national total of £513m in 2003-04 for distribution to all education
      establishments. A minimum required from DfES for 2003-04 is that local Youth
      Services budgets are increased by at least that amount. In order to meet the DfES
      target proposals for future years the expenditure budget would require to be increased
      by £818,889 (£369k 2004-05, £450k 2005-06) by 2005-06. This represents
      substantial increase over and above the normal inflationary increase of around 3.5%.

7.3   The City Treasurer advises that the Council’s ability to fund such an increase by 2005-
      06 cannot be guaranteed at this stage. The additional funding requirement must be
      reflected as a medium term plan growth bid and considered alongside other priorities.
      If effects of resources at this level are to be found it will require reductions in other
      services or increased funding from the council tax.


8.    Going for Growth Implications

8.1   The Youth Service’s work on participation has an important impact on young people’s
      ability to become active citizens; it forms a critical part of the community’s involvement

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             in the regeneration of Newcastle. The work also forms a vital component of the
             Community Participation Plan, as young people make up a key community of identity.



9.           Risk Management Implications

9.1          This report does not affect risk management systems within the Youth Service.



10.          E-Government Implications

10.1         This report has no specific E-Government implications. The Youth Service
             Development Plan will be available on the internet.

Contact Officer:    Name Rachel Folley           Extn: 25889


Appropriate Select Committee or Committees:
Community and Housing




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Background Papers

Transforming Youth Work, Planning for the Local Authority Youth Service: 2003-04 Guidance,
Department for Education and Skills, 2002

Transforming Youth Work, Developing Youth Work for Young People, Department for Education and
Employment, 2001

Development Plan 2002/03, Newcastle Play and Youth Service, 2002

Serving Children Well, A New Vision for Children’s Services, Local Government Association, August
2002

Connexions Tyne and Wear, A Guide to the Business Plan 2002-2005, Connexions Tyne and Wear

Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, Newcastle Annual Report on Progress 2001/02 and Action Plan
2002/03, Newcastle and North Tyneside Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, April 2002

Education Strategic Plan 2002-05, Newcastle City Council, 2002

Aiming Higher Achieving More, Education Development Plan 2002-2007, Newcastle City Council,
2002

Newcastle – A Safer City, Community Safety Strategy 2002-05, Newcastle Community Safety
Partnership, 2002

Inspection Report Newcastle Youth Service, OFSTED, 2001

Working Together, Connexions and the Statutory Youth Service, Connexions Service National Unit,
Local Government Agency, Association of Principal Youth and Community Officers, 2002

Transforming Youth Work, Resourcing Excellent Youth Services, Department for Education and
Skills, 2002




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                                           PLAY AND YOUTH SERVICE




                                          Youth Service Development Plan




Contents

Introduction                                                         Pages    2-7



Section A.     The Strategic Objectives                              Pages    8 - 18



Section B.     The Local Context                                     Pages   19 - 24



         Section C. The Local Youth Service                                            Pages   25 - 41




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               Section D. Involving Young People                          Pages   42 - 48


Section E.   Equality and Diversity                     Pages   49 - 54



Section F.   Quality and Staff Development              Pages   55 - 63



Section G.   Significant Practice Examples              Pages   64 - 65



Section H.   Implementation                             Page    66




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                                                                              Foreword by Councillor Ruth Robson




As you will be aware, Central Government issued guidance to all Local Authorities in late September 2002 on the production
of Youth Service Plans. The guidance asked for detailed plans for 2003-04 and a more strategic, three year overview for 2003-
06.



 We have engaged with a number of people in the production of this Plan and would like to take this opportunity to thank all
of our staff and colleagues from the voluntary youth work sector and partner agencies for their critical involvement
throughout its production.



It is our intention to continue to build and strengthen our relationship with both the voluntary youth work sector and partner
agencies throughout the next three years to progress our work with young people in the city.



We acknowledge the ‘Transforming Youth Work, Resourcing Excellent Youth Services’ document. It highlights many
challenges for the City Council, and we are committed to continuing to make changes to our Service over the next three
years, to ensure the delivery of high quality youth work.



We see the involvement of young people as essential to the development of our Service and we will take significant steps to
ensure that they are involved throughout the life of this Plan. We will continue to build on the success of the Youth Council


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and we remain firm in our commitment to promote and advocate young people’s involvement in decision making processes
throughout the City Council.




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Responsible Officers for the delivery of this Plan.




A number of people are named throughout this Plan as being responsible for making sure actions are carried out. Their specific jobs
are shown here:



   Shona Alexander – Going for Growth Team Manager

   Jill Bauld – Young People’s Participation Co-ordinator

   Ann Hunter – Young People’s Achievement Co-ordinator

   Theresa Lovegreen – Play and Youth Service Area Manager, Outer West and North, Portfolio holder for Youth Work

   Bill Niblo – Play and Youth Service Area Manager, Inner West, Portfolio holder for Service Development, Training and
    Accreditation

   Ian Pike – Play and Youth Service Area Manager, East, Portfolio holder for Playwork

   Angela Radojcic – Newcastle Partnership Co-ordinator

   Mike Trinder – Youth Worker

   Rob Williamson – Policy and Strategy Officer




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Introduction


This is the Youth Service Development Plan for Newcastle for 2003/04. Currently we are engaged in a period of rapid change. This
includes moving to a view of the Local Authority Youth Service and the services of all other providers as being constituent parts of a
single, wide-ranging service. The Government has high expectations of youth services and we can only meet these expectations if we
work in partnership with our partner agencies, members of the voluntary youth work sector and other public sector providers.



This Plan represents the continued development of our approach to youth service planning. Part of the process involves reviewing the
targets in our Development Plan 2002/03; we will complete the review by the end of March 2003. Many of our stakeholders have been
involved in the process of producing this new Development Plan, and the contents reflect a more ‘joined up’ approach to service
planning and delivery.



We have been set a number of specific challenges by Central Government, such as the review of the upper age range of our service
users. We have therefore set ourselves targets that will help us to respond to these challenges as well as continuing to make progress
on the areas recommended by OFSTED in 2001.



In addition to targets for 2003/04, this Plan looks ahead over a three year period. This is important because it enables young people,
our staff, partner agencies and voluntary sector providers, to have a clear indication about the direction in which the Service is going.



The involvement of young people in planning, developing, delivering and evaluating services needs to be considered in the light of
international, national, regional and local legislative and policy guidance.




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The National and International context

There are a number of pieces of legislation, and internationally recognised conventions which dictate the extent to which young people
have a right to be involved in their local communities, and in the services which are designed to meet their needs. The primary source
of guidance in this area is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1991. The document outlines a set of values and
principles about the treatment of young people, their protection, and participation in society. It was ratified by the UK government in
1991, and places a requirement on all public services to consider the best interests of young people, (contained in Article 3). It also
outlines the rights of young people to express views and have those views taken account of in all matters of concern to them, (Article
12).

In September 2002 the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the international treaty monitoring body for the UN Convention, met to
examine the progress of Governments in implementing children's human rights.



In May 2002 the United Nations General Assembly held a special session on children. For the first time in UN history, children and
young people were active participants.



In addition to the UN Convention, there are other pieces of legislation in the UK which enshrine the rights of children and young
people. They include the Children Act 1989 and Human Rights Act 1998.


European Youth Policy

A recently published European Union White Paper on youth discusses a number of issues which have implications for all European
Union members. These include issues such as participation, life-long learning and the needs of socially excluded young people. The
White Paper was published in November 2001 and is undergoing a wide-ranging consultation process that encourages the active
involvement of young people. For example, consultation took place at the European Youth Convention in July 2002 which involved
over 200 young people from a number of EU member states.


Commonwealth

Earlier this year a Commonwealth Youth Summit held in Sunderland raised issues including poverty, employment, education and
HIV/AIDS. Young people asserted their right to be involved in decision making and stated that they are vital to the process of
development, democracy and participation. They also put forward recommendations about human rights, youth empowerment and
good governance. The ‘Citizen You’ Commonwealth Youth Summit was supported by the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council.

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(The Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council is an educational charity and youth organisation that aims to encourage the
development of young people and their communities, and the promotion of international understanding across the Commonwealth.)



UK Youth Policy

In the UK, the importance of young people’s participation is emerging in a variety of organisations. The UK Youth Parliament, British
Youth Council, Operation Black Vote, All-Party Youth Affairs Group, the Children and Young People's Unit and Young People's
Advisory Forum are all concerned with the issue. During the summer of 2002, 8 Government departments published action plans
outlining how they will involve young people in their policy making. These departments include the Department for Education and
Skills, the Home Office and the Department of Health.


The National Youth Agency

The NYA and Local Government Association have recently published ‘Hear by Right: setting standards for the active involvement of
young people'. This document establishes a set of key principles for good practice in the active involvement of young people in local
democracy. A number of local authorities are involved in piloting these principles. Many others are planning to introduce the 'Hear by
Right' framework as a self assessment model, to determine the extent to which young people are actively involved in decision making
locally.



The NYA has recently made proposals for measuring youth work outcomes at a whole service level. These are under discussion.



The NYA has also produced a statement of principles for ethical conduct of youth work. This is a combination of ethical and
professional principles which individual youth workers and youth services adhere to.



Locally the NYA is sponsoring a pilot project, ‘Inn-ovation Partners’, which aims to strengthen the infrastructure, (structures, systems,
communication, people, skills) to encourage and support innovation in youth work.




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Regional Youth Assembly

The Regional Youth Assembly is a body consisting of young people from across the North East. The group is made up of young
people from local Youth Councils and forums, as well as elected young people from the UK Youth Parliament initiative. Participation
workers from local authority youth services across the region support the Youth Assembly. Without this active support the Youth
Assembly would not be able to function.

The Youth Assembly believes that youth work and youth services are vital to supporting the participation of young people in local,
regional and democratic processes. The young people of the Youth Assembly not only want to be supported, but also consulted and
involved in decision-making processes. The young people would like to see their views, opinions and ideas informing the development
of Youth Service Plans. Participation should be about instigating change. Involving young people in the evolution of the plans will help
to develop youth services that are tailored to meet the needs of young people and designed to improve service delivery.


Local Context

Newcastle City Council’s Youth Service is working with young people to create innovative ways to encourage 13-21 year olds who live
in and use the city, to have their say in local decision making. Newcastle is an important regional capital that attracts young people to
its centre, and it is vital that young people are involved in regional decision making.



We do this through involving young people in the North East Regional Youth Assembly, as well as Connexions Tyne and Wear Young
People’s Advisory Panel and Engagement Sub Group.



At a local level, Youth Action Groups are being developed, as part of a range of creative ways for local young people to feed their
ideas, issues and concerns in to local management structures, and Area and Ward Committees.



Newcastle Youth Council is an umbrella organisation steered by a team of young people from across the city.



The Youth Council and the City Youth Action Group combine to be the mouth piece for young people in the city, and are linked to the
United Kingdom Youth Parliament and other national organisations that are determined to ensure young people’s voices are listened
to and acted on.


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Through a variety of media, we are encouraging young people to be at the heart of changes happening in their vibrant city, by feeding
ideas into the Newcastle Plan, the Going for Growth strategy and the Capital of Culture bid, as well as other local and national
initiatives.



Youth issues are at the heart of Newcastle’s communities. We will work with local young people to develop opportunities for all of them
to participate, in ways that are relevant and meaningful, and that mean their voices are heard and acted on at local, regional and
national levels.




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Section A. The Strategic Objectives

A1.    Strategic Objectives for the Newcastle Youth Service 2003 / 04

Current Position

We have 5 Strategic Objectives that we have developed in response to the recommendations OFSTED made in 2001, these are to:

1. Complete the introduction of the curriculum-based framework for planning, delivery, evaluation and review of our work with young
   people.

2. Increase the number of children and young people who use our services, especially those who are from black and minority ethnic
   groups, are disabled and are from other groups that are traditionally under-represented among the people we work with.

3. Improve the way we work in partnership with other organisations and local communities, both at strategic and local levels, for the
   benefit of young people.

4. Make sure all our staff and volunteers have access to training, development and support that enables them to do excellent work.

5. Establish and maintain effective systems for assuring the quality of our work and managing and monitoring the performance and
   value for money we provide.




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We have held a multi-agency briefing session, followed by a series of focus groups, to consult with partner agencies, the voluntary youth
work sector and our own staff, to review our current priorities and identify any new priorities for development. We have also held a follow
up event to present a draft of our plan for consultation.

Action                                                                                            Timescale   Responsibility

We plan to retain our existing Strategic Priorities until we have achieved the                    2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
improvements recommended by OFSTED.                                                                           Area Managers



As part of our annual training programme we will continue to offer training to staff of                       Bill Niblo
voluntary youth work sector agencies.                                                             2003-06


A2.      Links to other Strategic Priorities

Current Position

Our Strategic Priorities link to a number of other strategic priorities and plans. For example:
                                                                                                                               Partnership

   The Newcastle Plan, in particular, the themes: ‘A Newcastle for Everyone’, ‘A Newcastle Where People Can Get Involved’ and ‘A
    Learning Newcastle’

   The Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, which, in turn, is linked to our Local Public Service Agreement targets

   We also contribute to work on achieving the Local Public Service Agreement Education targets

   The Health Improvement Programme including the National HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Strategy

   The Community Safety Strategy, which includes commitments for the Youth Service on plans for work with vulnerable groups

   The Voluntary Sector Compact
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   The Race Equality Scheme

   The Community Participation Plan

   The Equality Policy

   The emerging Social Cohesion Strategy
                                                                                                                        Directorate

   The Community and Housing Directorate Service Plan

   The OFSTED recommendations from 2001



We have established a Strategic Planning Forum for the Play and Youth Service. This will link young people to the Newcastle Partnership
network. The Forum includes representation from agencies such as Education, the Youth Offending Team, Health, Connexions, the
Police, Community Safety, the Drug Action Team, Social Services and the Voluntary Youth Work Sector. This is enabling us to develop
formal, structured links between our own managers and managers / representatives of our partners.



The Newcastle Partnership has carried out consultation on a new structure and is considering how best to involve young people.

Action                                                                                        Timescale   Responsibility

We will devise a strategy to raise the profile of the Youth Service within the City’s wider   2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
planning processes.                                                                                       Area Managers




We will build on the work of the Strategic Planning Forum, to ensure that the expertise and               All Play and Youth Service
partnership values represented there, feed through into Youth Service practice.               2003-06     Area Managers




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We will continue our involvement with the Children’s Services planning group of agencies,
to agree how we can best complement each other’s work.
                                                                                                              Ian Pike

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We will work towards linking future Youth Service Plans with future Children and Young
People’s Strategic Plans. As part of this process, we will develop a programme of actions
to build greater understanding among Youth Service and Social Services staff, about the
work that the different staff groups carry out.                                                               Bill Niblo

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A3.      Links to Priorities identified for Youth Service / Connexions

Current Position

20% of Youth Service work is focused on delivering Connexions Service Targets. We have developed a pro forma to monitor the
contribution of our full-time and part-time staff to the Connexions Service. This includes work related to the Connexions Service National
Unit’s targets, which are:

   Participation in education and training

   Achievement

   Care leavers

   Drug abuse

   Youth offending

   Teenage pregnancy

Action                                                                                            Timescale         Responsibility

We will review our current input to the Connexions Service, in the light of future priorities       2003/04         Bill Niblo
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determined by the Local Management Committee and the Tyne and Wear Partnership Board.



A4.      Identified Performance Indicators / Targets to be set

Current Position

Since 2000, we have set targets for our youth work services and monitored our progress towards achieving them:



   We have monitored our progress against the targets set for achieving our Strategic Objectives during 2002/03 and we are continuing
    to make progress towards achieving these Strategic Objectives.

   We are developing a peer assessment model to link with the OFSTED self-assessment model.

   We have been using the National Youth Agency curriculum planning framework. We are working with an external training agency to
    train our staff on using the framework in planning their work and taking forward the learning outcomes that are highlighted. This
    development flows from OFSTED’s recommendations.

   We have introduced local development planning for all of our play and youth workers and this links directly to staff performance
    appraisal.

   We are piloting the ‘Getting Connected’ programme, with 2 mentors. (‘Getting Connected’ is a National Youth Agency and National
    Institute for Adult and Community Education programme.)

   We have reviewed our staff supervision arrangements and we are piloting Action Learning Sets to enable our staff to analyse and
    reflect on their professional practice.

Action                                                                                     Timescale    Responsibility

We have re-scheduled the timescales for some of our 2002/03 targets, to enable us to        2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
achieve our existing Strategic Objectives during the first year of this Plan.                           Area Managers



We will complete developing our peer assessment model to link with the OFSTED self-                     All Play and Youth Service
assessment model.                                                                           2003-04     Area Managers

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We will complete training our staff in using the NYA curriculum planning framework,                           All Play and Youth Service
through our work with an external training agency.                                                            Area Managers
                                                                                                2003-04


We will roll out ‘Getting Connected’ mentor training for our staff.                                           All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                              Area Managers

                                                                                                2003-05

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We will roll out Action Learning Sets to all full-time staff.                                                 Area Managers


                                                                                                2003-04




                                                                               A5.     Monitoring and Evaluation Methods

Current Position

We use a series of key initiatives to support our progression towards achieving our 5 Strategic Objectives.



We monitor the actions in the development plans that are drawn up by each full-time member of staff. The plans are linked to the staff
annual appraisal process.



We hold regular Area Manager Team meetings and monthly full-time city staff meetings and bi-annual part-time staff conferences, to
review all current targets, such as:
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   targets in the current year’s Development Plan

   the Corporate and Directorate Balanced Score Cards

   OFSTED’s recommendations.



The Head of Regeneration: Community Services carries out regular progress checks.



We collect data on a day-to-day basis about the levels of involvement of young people in the services we offer, through registers and day
sheets.

Action                                                                                        Timescale    Responsibility

We plan to continue using all our current monitoring and evaluation tools.                     2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                           Area Managers



                                                                                                           All Play and Youth Service
We will engage with our Directorate Service Planning and Marketing Team to continue to         2003-04     Area Managers
develop meaningful indicators, that help our staff to understand how their day-to-day work
contributes to achievement of our Strategic Objectives.



We will introduce the new national management information system, in the light of the                      All Play and Youth Service
outcomes of the Northumberland pilot.                                                                      Area Managers
                                                                                               2003-04




A6.      Objectives linked to Government Agenda / Targets

Current Position
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We are working to increase young people's involvement in local democracy.

The Play and Youth Service and its lead Cabinet Member have considered the publication ‘Hear by Right’, which was jointly produced by
the National Youth Agency and the Local Government Association. We have considered the ‘Hear by Right’ standards and assessed the
implications for our Service.

Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

The Play and Youth Service will work to encourage the Council as a whole to adopt the          2003-05     Bill Niblo
‘Hear by Right’ standards.



We will develop links with the Leaving Care Team and agree how we can play a part in
supporting ‘looked after’ children, via our generic services.                                  2003-04     Bill Niblo



We will agree with Social Services how we can play a role in identifying children and young
people at risk of social exclusion, and work with Social Services to link these children and
young people into preventive services.                                                         2003-04     Bill Niblo




A7.      Youth Service links to the City Council’s Strategic Priorities 2001-2005

Current Position



The Council has been using a set of Corporate Priorities to guide the more detailed planning of our services. The work of each
Directorate has contributed to and taken forward the Corporate Priorities. Our 6 Corporate Priorities have been:



1. Improving Educational Achievement

2. Creating Jobs

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3. Regenerating Communities

4. Improving the Environment

5. Strengthening Newcastle as a Regional Capital

6. Supporting                                     Children                                     and                                 Families


The Newcastle Partnership has developed an overarching Community Strategy, the ‘Newcastle Plan’, for the whole of the city for 2002-
2010. Every agency in Newcastle will be working towards achieving the aims set out in the Plan. These aims are:

   to improve conditions in the city as a whole to the national level or above

   to regenerate the most disadvantaged communities by reducing the gap between these areas and the rest of the City

   to increase the population to 290,550 by 2020

   to work together to create 30,000 jobs by 2020

   to create an inclusive European Capital of Culture by 2020

(The Newcastle Plan – Towards a Community Strategy 2002-2010, pp. 17)

Action                                                                                               Timescale   Responsibility

The Council is re-aligning its Corporate Priorities to ensure consistency with the Newcastle         2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
Plan, (Newcastle’s Community Strategy). We will review the Play and Youth Services’                              Area Managers
Strategic Objectives to fit this activity, via our Strategic Planning Forum.

We will agree arrangements to ensure a link is established between Youth Service
Planning and the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership.

                                                                                                                 Bill Niblo
                                                                                                     2003-04
Current planned strategic projects include the following examples:

   We will ensure our work complements the Education and Libraries Directorate’s ‘out of
    school learning’ agenda
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   We will carry out the projects specified for youth work implementation in the Community
    Safety Strategy
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   We will build a strong partnership with Northumbria Police and work with them to                    Area Managers
    develop their youth strategy
                                                                                                        All Play and Youth Service
   We will continue to keep our Sexual Health training course updated to reflect best        2003-05   Area Managers
    practice, and include sexual health training in the Basic Youth Work Course.
                                                                                                        All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                        Area Managers
                                                                                              2003-04
We will continue to work on sexual health related issues in partnership with the Teenage                All Play and Youth Service
Pregnancy Strategy, which in turn forms part of the City’s Local Neighbourhood Renewal                  Area Managers
Strategy and Local Public Service Agreement. In particular we will work more closely with
the Health Promotion service to:                                                              2003-04

   Develop targeted sexual health work with boys and young men

   Improve access to information about health issues across all youth services                         All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                        Area Managers
   Finalise our practice guidelines for sexual health work, including a clear statement
    about condom distribution. This will follow C-Card guidelines. (C-Card is the Health
                                                                                              2003-04
    Promotion standard scheme for condom distribution.)



We will consider and learn from the Tyne and Wear Sure Start Plus pilot project, on
preventative work with young parents. The aim of this work is to reduce the number of
conceptions among under 18 year olds. We will use this information to inform our
curriculum planning.




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                                                                                                        Area Managers

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A8.      Initiatives relating to the Transforming Youth Work Agenda

Current Position

We have 3 principal Transforming Youth Work initiatives. They are:

A strategy for work with girls and young women.

We have worked in partnership with voluntary youth work agencies to develop this strategy. The strategy will promote quality standards,
encourage the development of practice guidelines, and promote the sharing of good practice in this area of work.
Curriculum development

We are determining whether to continue using the National Youth Agency curriculum or whether to devise our own. We are working with
an external training agency, to agree their role in our staff training programme on curriculum development.
Peer inspection

We are working with an external training agency to explore a range of approaches to peer inspection.



In addition, we are aware of the Government’s agenda on Youth Charters. We will use our existing series of principles in place of a
Charter for 2003-04, but in line with ‘Transforming Youth Work, Resourcing Excellent Youth Services’, we will develop a strategy for
producing a Youth Service Charter.

Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

Our strategy for work with girls and young women will be completed by March 2003. We           2003-04     Theresa Lovegreen
will present it at multi-agency forums and agree it with our partners.



We will implement the strategy for work with girls and young women. This will include
promoting our vision, values, principles and examples of good practice. The strategy will be   2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
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a working document for all agencies and sectors that are developing work with girls and                     Area Managers
young women.



We will implement a staff training programme on curriculum development, linked to the
individual development plans our full-time staff are developing. We will also share best
practice on curriculum development with our voluntary sector partners.
                                                                                                            All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                  2003/05   Area Managers

We will develop peer inspection training for our full-time staff and offer this training to our
voluntary sector partners.


                                                                                                            All Play and Youth Service
We will agree a peer inspection regime for introduction within the Youth Service, which will                Area Managers
also apply to grant aided organisations.                                                          2003-04


                                                                                                            All Play and Youth Service
We will extend our peer inspection training to include young people and establish a                         Area Managers
structure for young people's involvement in Youth Service inspections.
                                                                                                  2003-04

                                                                                                            Bill Niblo and Jill Bauld
We will develop a strategy for producing a Youth Charter. This will be based on young
people’s priorities, determined in part via the Youth Action Group and Youth Council
structures.
                                                                                                  2003-05

                                                                                                            All full-time Youth Workers
We will continue to develop the Youth Action Groups in an inclusive and participative way,
to feed in to the Youth Council.
                                                                                                  2003-06



                                                                                                            The 7 Youth Participation

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                                                                                                       Workers


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A9.      Key Priorities for 2003-04

Current Position

Following consultation with partner agencies, the voluntary youth work sector and our own staff; the following issues have emerged as
key priorities for development:

   Communication

   Partnership working

   Young people’s participation

   Local planning based on needs analysis

Action                                                                                     Timescale    Responsibility




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We will use the Voluntary Sector Liaison post that we have developed, to assist in the       2003-04   Theresa Lovegreen
development of links and clear communication between the Youth Service and Voluntary
Youth Sector agencies at local and city wide level.



We will continue to develop the Play and Youth Service Strategic Planning Forum.

                                                                                             2003-04   All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                       Area Managers


We will continue with our current arrangements of full-time staff meetings and invite
voluntary sector partners to these meetings three times a year. In addition we will                    All Play and Youth Service
encourage voluntary sector workers to become involved in the area based full-time staff      2003-04   Area Managers
meetings.



We will present regular updates on service developments at Play and Youth Voluntary
Sector Forum meetings.

                                                                                                       Theresa Lovegreen

We will review the arrangements for updating our existing webpage on the Community and       2003-06
Housing website. We will explore the establishment of an interactive website to promote
more effective communication.

                                                                                                       All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                       Area Managers
We will continue work on developing Youth Action Groups in the 7 local planning areas and    2003-04
the Youth Council.



We will produce development plans, based on local needs, via a process of full-time youth              All full-time Youth Workers
workers liaising and planning with other workers, part-time staff, young people, voluntary
sector and partner agencies, Elected Members, parents and carers. As a result, the plans
will be more ‘joined-up’ and meaningful.                                                     2003-04

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               All full-time Youth Workers

     2003-06




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A10.     Developments Envisaged through to 2006

Current Position

We have taken note of the emerging Government agendas on the following issues:

Transforming Youth Work – Resourcing Excellent Youth Services

Targeting services at 13 – 19 year olds

Young people and citizenship education

Connexions Service targets

We have begun the process of discussing the implications of these developments, and action planning how we will take the Youth
Service forward in the light of them, in partnership with other providers.

Action                                                                                           Timescale   Responsibility

We will focus on making links between our own Service and other services that work with          2003-06     All Play and Youth Service
the 13 – 19 age range. For example:                                                                          Area Managers

   We will continue to build a partnership with the voluntary youth work sector that reflects
    our complementary roles

   We will discuss with the Learning and Skills Council and Newcastle College ways in
    which we can develop training and accreditation programmes targeted at young
    people, staff and volunteers

   We will work with the Education and Libraries Directorate to support the development
    of out of school learning programmes



We will establish a timetable for the production of future Youth Service Plans which will
allow sufficient time for active involvement of staff, young people, the voluntary youth work

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sector, partner agencies and Elected Members.


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We will prepare a paper for Cabinet on the implications of the ‘Transforming Youth Work,               Area Managers
Resourcing Excellent Youth Services’ document, which will determine the time frame for
change and the impact on youth services in the city.



We will continue to develop links with the Citizenship Co-ordinators in schools.                       All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                             2003-04   Area Managers


We will review our upper age limit (20-25). We will develop a strategy with staff, partner
agencies and the voluntary youth work sector, for the on-going work with this age group.

                                                                                                       All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                       Area Managers
                                                                                             2003-04
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                                                                                                       Area Managers

                                                                                             2003-04




A11. Outline of Major Changes, Challenges, Risks facing the Service

Current Position

We are in the process of several programmes of major change. For example, we are:

   developing some new sites for youth work activity

   making our buildings Disability Discrimination Act 1995 compliant

   training our staff on their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Special Educational Needs and
    Disability Act 2001

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The structure of the Community and Housing Directorate will be changing, (as a result of the City Council’s decision to develop an Arms
Length Management Organisation to manage its housing stock). Therefore, reporting arrangements for the Play and Youth Service will be
reviewed.



In line with Government views, we are reviewing our target age range for service users of the Youth Service. If we spend 80% of our
resources on 13-19 year olds, we will need to devise a strategy for work with young people aged 19 plus.

Action                                                                                        Timescale   Responsibility

We will continue to carry out our programmes of change and modernisation.                     2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                          Area Managers

                                                                                                          Directorate      Management
We will agree appropriate reporting arrangements for the Play and Youth Service within the    2003-04     Team
Community and Housing Directorate, to maintain our profile.


                                                                                                          All Play and Youth Service
Government thinking is that we should move to working with 0-19 year olds. We will                        Area Managers, Corporate
continue to be involved in national discussion about what age range the Youth Service         2003-04     Management Team
should work with. We will decide whether to continue Youth Service provision for post 19
year olds. We will work with other parts of the Council, such as Social Services, the Youth
Offending Team, Education and Libraries, to consider:

   what services should be developed for post 19 year olds

   which groups within the age range should be prioritised

   how work should be funded



We will reach a Council view on the above issues and on the implications of our decisions
for our grant aid programme.                                                                              All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                          Area Managers, Director of

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                                                                                                              Social Services


                                                                                                    2003-04
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We will participate in a pilot Children’s Trust, if this initiative is developed in Newcastle. We             Area Managers and the
are awaiting further guidance from the Government on bidding to become a pilot area.                          Director of Social Services




                                                                                                    2003-04


Section B. The Local Context


                                    B1.     Social, Cultural and Economic Profile of the Local Youth Population

Note: Appendix 1 contains pie charts that highlight some of the information in this section.

Current Position

Note on statistical information.

There are 25,638 young people aged 13-19 in Newcastle, (current Government figure). Different agencies have different totals for a range
of reasons. Some do not count in-coming higher education students, others have incomplete data sets. We have obtained information
from a variety of sources, therefore not all sets of figures in this section of the Development Plan add up to 25,638. The Youth Service is
planned on the basis of the current official Government figure.



There are 16,700 10-14 year olds in Newcastle.

There are 19,800 15-19 year olds in Newcastle.

There are 29,000 20-24 year olds in Newcastle.

(The Contractor Services Agency, Exeter System, Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Authority. Figures are rounded to the nearest
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100.)



In October 2002, there were 660 young people aged 18 and 19 who were claiming Job Seekers Allowance, (JSA). In October 2002, there
were 1124 young people aged 20-24 who were claiming JSA. Both of these figures have fallen over the 3 years from October 1999 to
October 2002, however, the reduction has been considerably less than the fall in claimants aged 25 and over.

(Strategic Support data, January 2003)

Action                                                                                       Timescale    Responsibility

We will explore options for the collection of comparable data across different agencies,      2003-04     Bill Niblo
with members of the Strategic Planning Forum.



We will use data from the 2001 census to produce a much fuller picture of the local youth
population.                                                                                   2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                          Area Managers


B2.      Analysis of Local Issues/Needs and Identification of Gaps in Provision

Current Position

We have identified a preferred bidder to review the current youth work with black and minority ethnic (BME) young people in Newcastle,
and to carry out a needs analysis.



We have identified the need to develop a strategy to, ensure that our work with young people with disabilities, is more focussed and
integrated into mainstream provision. As part of this process we have established a post of Children and Young People with Disabilities
Co-ordinator.



Action                                                                                        Timescale      Responsibility

We will complete the review of youth work for BME young people and analyse need. We            2003-04       All   Play    and   Youth

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will use the findings to plan our approach to BME youth work provision.                                   Service Area Managers

                                                                                                          Ian Pike

We will fill the Children and Young People's with Disabilities Co-ordinator's post.
                                                                                                2003-04
                                                                                                          All Play and Youth
                                                                                                          Service Area Managers
We will use data from the Newcastle Neighbourhood Information Service to review how
and where we deploy our resources in general.                                                   2003-04   All Play and Youth
                                                                                                          Service Area Managers


We will use data from the Newcastle Neighbourhood Information Service to review how
and where we deploy our resources to address OFSTED’s recommendation that we should
seek to provide services to more young people from groups we do not traditionally work          2003-04
with.                                                                                                     All Play and Youth
                                                                                                          Service Area Managers

                                                                                                          All Play and Youth
We will use data from the 2001 census in our reviewing and planning activities, and to                    Service Area Managers
ensure we deploy our resources effectively and fairly.
                                                                                                          All Play and Youth
                                                                                                          Service Area Managers

We will use Newcastle Neighbourhood Information Service data to inform our staff’s review       2003-04
of their Development Plans and their production of future Plans.



We will include information from youth work staff in neighbourhood service planning. This
will take local needs into account. One of the ways we will carry out this action will be via   2003-06
multi-agency cluster meetings.




                                                                                                2003-04



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B3.      Analysis of Youth Population

Current Position



There are 25,638 young people aged 13-19 in Newcastle.

(Official Government figure)



The information we hold relates to the 1991 Census. We know many changes have occurred among the youth population in the last
decade. Rather than carry out analysis of data we know to be out of date, we will give a fuller picture in our subsequent Development
Plans.



Action                                                                                         Timescale       Responsibility

We will use data from the 2001 census to carry out analysis of the local youth population       2003-04        All Play and Youth
for our next Development Plan.                                                                                 Service       Area
                                                                                                               Managers




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B4.    Educational Participation / Achievement Levels

Current Position

There were 3,515 young people who were eligible to be Year 11 school leavers in 2002. 2,339 of them stayed in education. 159 of them
entered work related training. (Connexions Tyne and Wear 2002 Year 11 School Leavers Activity Survey, 7/11/02)



In 2002, Newcastle pupils achieved the following results at Key Stage 3:

In English, 59% of pupils achieved Level 5 and above.

26% achieved Level 6 and above.

In Maths, 56% of pupils achieved Level 5 and above.

36% achieved Level 6 and above.

In Science, 55% of pupils achieved Level 5 and above.

26% achieved Level 6 and above.

(Education and Libraries Directorate, Newcastle City Council)



In 2002, Newcastle pupils achieved the following results at Key Stage 4:

38% of pupils achieved 5 A*-C grades.

In 2002, the provisional average point score for Newcastle pupils at ‘A’ level was 221

The attendance level in Newcastle secondary schools, in 2001-02, was 88.9%.

The authorised absence level in Newcastle secondary schools, in 2001-02, was 9.4%.

The unauthorised absence level in Newcastle secondary schools, in 2001-02, was 2.0%.

Permanent exclusions in Newcastle secondary schools, in 2001-02, were 0.49%.

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(Education and Libraries Directorate, Newcastle City Council, January 2003)



Action                                                                                        Timescale       Responsibility

We will ensure Youth Service activities complement the Education and Libraries                 2003-06        Bill Niblo
Directorate’s ‘out of school learning’ programme.



We will use the Strategic Planning Forum to build closer working links between the Youth
Service and the Education and Libraries Directorate.                                           2003-04        Bill Niblo


B5.      Information on 16 – 25 years labour market / employment

Current Position

Among 16-24 year olds, the estimated labour force is 26,000. This is made up of 14,100 males and 11,900 females.

(Figures based on pre-2001 Census population figures.)

(Tyne and Wear Research and Information)



There are 129 people under 20 years old who are claiming Severe Disablement Allowance, (59 females, 70 males.)

There are 209 people aged 20-24 who are claiming Severe Disablement Allowance, (109 females, 100 males.)

(Claimants must have been incapable of work for at least 28 weeks and not eligible for Incapacity Benefit. Claimants must be aged at
least 16 years.)

(Tyne and Wear Research and Information)



There are 1,509 18-24 year olds on New Deal for Young People, (1,191 males, 318 females.)

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(New Deal for Young People is aimed at 18-24 year olds who have been claiming Jobseekers Allowance for at least 6 months.)

(Tyne and Wear Research and Information, figures for June 2002 from JobCentre Plus District Newcastle and North Tyneside combined.)



There are 1,783 18-24 year olds who are unemployed. This is 6.9% of 18-24 year olds who are part of the labour force. (October 2002)

(Figures are people claiming unemployment-related social security benefits.)

(Tyne and Wear Research and Information)



77.3% of 20-24 year olds are economically active. This includes young people who are actively seeking work.

(Labour Force Survey)



The sample size for 16-19 year olds is not large enough for a meaningful result to be produced by the Labour Force Survey.



Among the 3,515 young people eligible to be Year 11 school leavers in 2002, 275 of them entered employment.

(Connexions Tyne and Wear 2002 Year 11 School Leavers Activity Survey, 7/11/02)



Among school leavers in 2002, 7.74% entered employment. 12.61% were unemployed. (Connexions data, 7/1/03)

Action                                                                                        Timescale       Responsibility

Depending on the outcome of our review of the upper age limit for young people the Youth       2003-04        All Play and Youth Service
Service works with, we will work with the Education and Libraries Directorate and the                         Area Managers
Enterprise, Environment and Culture Directorate, to review the needs of and current work
with young people post 19.


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We will use the data from the 2001 Census to inform our work planning and the
deployment of our resources.
                                                                                                2003-04     Bill Niblo



B6.    Analysis of Young People in High Risk Groups

Current Position

Among the 3,515 young people eligible to be Year 11 school leavers in 2002, 517 of them are unemployed.

(Connexions Tyne and Wear 2002 Year 11 School Leavers Activity Survey, 7/11/02)



At any point in the year, the Youth Offending Team is working with the following young people aged 13-17:

Approximately 8 young people in custody, (either sentenced or on remand)

Approximately 30 young people on the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme

Approximately 240 other young people

(Youth Offending Team data)



There are 27 children and young people aged 13+ on the Child Protection Register, as follows:

Female 11      Male 16

Information about ethnicity is not included here because the small numbers involved in each group might mean individual young people
could be identified.

Information about disability is not available.


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(Social Services data, 31/10/02)



There are 146 ‘looked after’ children and young people aged 13-18, as follows:

Female 65     Male 81

Foster placements 91

Children’s home/hostel placements 33

Other placements 22

(Social Services Performance Management Unit, 26/11/02)



There is a baseline rate of 52.9 conceptions per 1000 young women aged 15-17 in Newcastle. (1998)

Action                                                                                      Timescale   Responsibility

We will work with our partners in the Strategic Planning Forum to review the needs of        2003-4     All Play and Youth Service
young people in high risk groups and our current work with them. We will develop a                      Area Managers
strategy for effective joint work with these young people.



We will continue to develop links with agencies working with groups such as care leavers
and young people in care. We will also continue to develop links with partners working in               All Play and Youth Service
drugs and alcohol services, homelessness provision and mental health services.              2003-04     Area Managers



We will continue to support the National Youth Agency’s Neighbourhood Support Funded
projects. This will include offering advice to help these projects to secure alternative
funding.

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                                                                                                  Area Managers
We will contribute towards Teenage Pregnancy Strategy targets as described in Section   2003-04
A7.



                                                                                                  All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                  Area Managers

                                                                                        2003-06




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Section C.            The Local Youth Service


C1.      Overview of the Youth Service Provision



C1.1     Mission Statement



Current Position

We have a mission statement for the Play and Youth Services, which states clearly what all our work is about.

The mission of our service is:

To promote children and young people’s personal, social and political development and make sure they have a voice and
influence over the things that matter to them. We work with them to develop their talents, skills, knowledge and experience so
that they can realise their potential, achieve their personal goals and contribute to their communities and society as a whole.

Our youth work programme supports young people to learn about themselves, others and society through informal activities
which combine enjoyment, challenge and learning.

Action                                                            Timescale      Responsibility

We will continue to work towards achieving our mission.            2003-06       All Play and Youth Service Area Managers


C1.2 Location of the Youth Service

Current Position

The Youth Service is part of the Community Services Division, within the Community and Housing Directorate.

Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

There are no plans to alter the location of the Youth Service, at present. However, the City    2003-04    Directorate      Management
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Council is reviewing the structure of the Community and Housing Directorate and reporting                   Team
arrangements may therefore change.

C1.3 Organisational Structure

Current Position

A diagram showing the organisational structure of the Play and Youth Services is on page 26 of this Plan.



Action                                                                                          Timescale    Responsibility

We will review our Directorate organisational structure (including the Play and Youth            2003-04     Directorate   Management
Services) and reporting arrangements in the light of the development of an Arms Length                       Team
Management Organisation for housing management.




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                                                  PLAY AND YOUTH SERVICE



                                                Director of Community & Housing




          Area Director                               Area Director                            Area Director




     Theresa Lovegreen                                                                            Ian Pike
                                                Bill Niblo
     Area Manager                                                                                 Area Manager
                                                Area Manager
     (Outer West North)                                                                           (East)
                                                (Inner West)
     Portfolio : Youth                                                                            Portfolio : Play
                                                Portfolio : Service Development

                                                             Training & Accreditation




   Play         Youth     Citywide       Play                Youth             Citywide    Play            Youth        Citywide



3 F/t Play 7 F/t Youth 1         F/t   5 F/t Play 8   F/t       Youth 1 F/t Play and      5 F/t Play 6      F/t 1    F/t   Playcare
Workers    Workers     Voluntary       Workers    Workers             Youth               Workers    Youth      Manager
                       Sector                                         Development                    Workers
Voluntary  (1     SRB Liaison Post                    (1 SRB Funded)
                                                               50     Officer                                   1 F/t Children and
           Funded)     (temporary)                                                                              Young
                                       3.5 F/t Play                         1 F/t Young
                                       Workers                              People's                                 People        with
C1.4 Target Age Range

Current Position

Youth Service staff work with young people aged 13-25. Our principal focus is on 13-19 year olds.

Action                                                                                       Timescale   Responsibility

In the light of the Government’s strategy for 0-19 year olds, we will review the upper age    2003-04    All Play and Youth Service
range for the Youth Service. We will consult with young people, parents / carers, Elected                Area Managers

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Members and our partners, and produce a report for Cabinet.


C1.5 Outline of Youth Work Delivery

Current Position

We deliver a generic youth work programme that includes, for example:

   work with girls and young women

   international work

   group work and issue-based provision

   a wide-ranging programme on young people and participation

   work with BME young people

   work with young people with disabilities



We have 4 primary methods of delivery:
Centre Based Work: which we undertake in purpose built buildings (youth centres), community buildings
(church halls, community centres etc.), and education facilities.
Outreach Work: which we undertake away from centres, with the aim of contacting young people who are
not using our centre based services and encouraging them to participate in centre based work.

Detached Work: which consists of planned programmes of work which we undertake on the street or other
locations where workers meet young people in their communities.
Project Work: which consists of specific pieces of work which have been identified within a neighbourhood,
area or city wide context that address specific needs, themes or interests.


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Action                                                                                           Timescale   Responsibility

We plan to retain our full range of delivery methods.                                            2003-06     All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                             Area Managers



                                                                                                             All full time Youth Workers
The annual development plans drawn up by our full time youth workers will identify at a local    2003-06
level, key targets which reflect the strategic objectives of the Service. These plans will be
produced in the neighbourhood clusters so that they become more joined up. The plans will
be produced in partnership with young people, parents / carers, Elected Members, Voluntary
Sector organisations and partner agencies.



We will complete the review of our part-time staff and ensure the deployment of these
workers is in line with needs analysis and local development plans.                                          All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                             Area Managers and full-
                                                                                                             time Youth Workers
                                                                                                 2003-04
                                                                                                             All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                             Area Managers
During the next twelve months we will review the geographical allocation of full-time youth
workers across the city in the light of new and emerging priorities, based on a needs analysis
and a need to target specific provision.


                                                                                                 2003/04


C1.6 Outline of Local Factors Affecting Youth Work

Current Position

It is difficult to recruit and retain full-time qualified youth workers.

Some Single Regeneration Funded Projects will be coming to an end in 2003-04.


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The growth of the Connexions Service through the employment of more Personal Advisors.

Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

To address the shortage of full-time youth workers, we will complete work with New Deal        2003-04     Bill Niblo
for Communities / West Gate to develop a full-time play and youth worker training
programme targeted at BME communities. This includes discussion with Sunderland
University on work based training programmes.



We will complete our current exploration of exit strategies and consideration of options for
the continuation of Single Regeneration Funded work. This includes discussions with
voluntary organisations to explore funding options.
                                                                                               2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                           Area Managers

We will build close working relationships with the Newcastle Connexions Service and its
team of Personal Advisors.


                                                                                                           All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                               2003-04     Area Managers


C1.7 Outline of Social Cohesion, Inter-cultural, Citizenship Work



Current Position

We have adopted a broad interpretation of social cohesion and intend to develop work around inter-generational differences and
perceptions, and work with marginalised young people. We are developing participation and decision-making as a key theme throughout
all of our work. We have commissioned a piece of research into the needs of BME young people. In addition, the multi-agency
Community Cohesion Working Group has adopted ‘education’ as its theme, which we will link into with our curriculum development
agenda.




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We delivered 4 projects within the social cohesion funded programme of youth work, in the summer of 2002. The programme has been
evaluated as being successful and the lessons learned are being used in planning future work.



We have been liaising with the Community Service Volunteers Young Travellers Project, to explore the potential for a piece of joint work.
This resulted in the ‘Rockpile’ project, with young Roma people. The project has helped to gauge this group of young people’s views, so
they can be taken into consideration in planning services. We are forging closer links with the Young Travellers’ Project, to involve this
group of young people in the Youth Council.



We have grant aided the Race Equality Council to involve BME young people in the City Youth Action Group.



We have grant aided Save the Children to enable work with young refugees and asylum seekers, with a view to involving them in the City
Youth Action Group, and enabling them to access local play and youth provision.



Under the ‘Citizen You’ project, (the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council’s global citizenship programme), 2 young people from
Kenya have visited Newcastle. Local young people took part in the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council’s conference. We supported
one of our Kenyan visitors to make a video to record his experiences. The ‘Citizen You’ programme has used the video to promote its
work locally and nationally.



We have developed a training programme jointly with the ‘Changes’ Project, which aims to explore barriers between young people and
older members of the community.



We are committed to a range of actions in the Community Safety Strategy, such as developing and extending the work of the Racial
Harassment Project and its work with young people.

Action                                                                                        Timescale     Responsibility

We will incorporate social cohesion work into our curriculum development programme.            2003-04      All Play and Youth Service

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                                                                                                         Area Managers


We will participate in an event to review the summer 2002 social cohesion funded youth
work programme that we were part of, and in an event to share good practice for future                   All Play and Youth Service
work.                                                                                          2003-04   Area Managers



We will work with our full-time youth workers to ensure social cohesion is included in their
development plans.
                                                                                                         All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                         Area Managers
                                                                                               2003-04
We will work with the Refugee and Asylum Seekers’ Unit to develop a strategy for involving
young people from refugee and asylum seeker communities.
                                                                                                         All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                         Area Managers

Young people from Newcastle will work towards their planned visit to Kenya, as the next        2003-04
stage of the ‘Citizen You’ programme.
                                                                                                         Bill Niblo


We will carry out a range of activities to promote Holocaust Memorial Day, and
                                                                                               2003-06
young people’s awareness of the Holocaust and how it relates to present day issues
around racism and refugees and asylum seekers.                                                           All Play and Youth Workers



We will develop and implement anti-racist play and youth work training with all staff and      2003-04
make it available to Voluntary Sector staff.
                                                                                                         Bill Niblo


We will continue to support the work of ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ and continue to
involve children and young people in its programme of activities.

                                                                                               2003-04   All Play and Youth Workers

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C1.8 Outline of Targeted Work

Current Position
                                                                                                                                 Rural

We currently offer support to voluntary sector youth club provision in the Village areas, alongside detached youth work. We are targeting
the northern villages for further work on the ‘Changes’ programme, (aimed at increasing the skills of young people and adults to work
together).

We have a joint Newcastle and North Tyneside working group, to explore opportunities for co-ordinating provision across Local Authority
boundaries.
Young People with disabilities

We have reviewed our provision for children and young people with disabilities and have created a full-time post to develop this area of
work.
Young People at risk

We will continue to develop links with projects that work closely with young people at risk, to develop our practice. For example, we are
discussing with the Young Carers Project how we can better co-ordinate, integrate and increase access to play and youth services for
young carers.

Action                                                                                         Timescale     Responsibility

Through the establishment of Villages in Partnership, (VIP), we will engage children and        2003-04      Theresa Lovegreen
young people from this area in a range of activities to explore issues affecting their lives
and to develop a strategy for future provision in the villages. In conjunction with North
Tyneside we will look at better co-ordination of youth services and joint publicity.

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The Children and Young People with Disabilities post holder will carry out an audit of all
work in the city with children and young people with disabilities, which will assist in the
planning of our future work. We will continue to offer young people with disabilities their
own provision, while also considering the further integration of these service users into
mainstream provision.

                                                                                                2003-04      Ian Pike

We will explore the possibilities of developing a partnership agreement with the Young
Carers Project.




                                                                                                2003-04      Theresa Lovegreen




C1.9 Outline of Youth Arts Work

Current Position

We are discussing with the Arts Development Team, (Environment, Enterprise and Culture Directorate), our continued involvement in arts
development work. Examples of this work include:

   The Gala Field youth arts strategy and annual radio broadcast

   The Walker Riverside radio project

   Young people’s music festivals (Jezfest, Gosforth festival)

We are working with five neighbouring Local Authorities to develop the Heartstone Project. (Heartstone is a national charity). To develop

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a Tyne and Wear programme for 8-18 year olds on challenging intolerance.

We are continuing to support the Theatre PIE project both financially and as one of the National Youth Agency Neighbourhood Support
Funded projects. (PIE stands for Participation In Education. The project uses drama work with young people to skill them up to become
drama workers/facilitators, on issue-based subjects.)

We are committed to using arts as a main tool to engage with young people, and particularly to engage with those who are members of
vulnerable groups or who do not generally engage with the Youth Service or the Youth Council.



As part of our participation work, Youth Council members are working with young refugees and asylum seekers to set up a drama project.

Action                                                                                          Timescale   Responsibility

We will be inviting a representative from the Arts Development Team to become a member          2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
of the Play and Youth Services Strategic Planning Forum. We will develop a programme of                     Area Managers
long term joint work, rather than one off events. We will include a youth arts input in the
Youth Service curriculum. This will involve using creative arts such as drama, video,
photography, magazine making, web design, to deliver youth work services.



We will explore the possibilities for integrating the Heartstone Project into our curriculum
planning work.



We will consolidate our work with Theatre PIE, to develop a long term funding package.                      Bill Niblo
This will ensure the continuation of this project and consideration of ways in which its best   2003-04
practice can be used to support other youth work provision.



We will raise the issues identified through the drama project for young refugees and asylum                 Bill Niblo   and   Theresa
seekers with both politicians and policy makers.                                                2003-04     Lovegreen




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We will continue to run our existing arts-based projects.                                                 Bill Niblo

                                                                                              2003-04




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                                                                                                          Area Managers
                                                                                              2003-06


C1.10 Outline of Involvement of Young People in Youth Work Development

Current Position

Young people are part of the production of youth service development plans at a neighbourhood level. We are currently establishing
seven Youth Action Groups across the City to mirror our Community Planning areas. We have established our City Wide Youth Action
Group which is the basis of our Youth Council. We hold an annual event for young people in the city which gives them the opportunity to
comment on current and future work and elect their Youth Council representatives.

Action                                                                                      Timescale     Responsibility

Through the Youth Action Groups we will run quarterly consultations with young people, to    2003-04      Jill Bauld, and     Full-time
involve them in discussion about how the Youth Service should develop, and other broad                    youth workers
issues that are relevant to young people.



We will monitor young people’s involvement in (a) the production of the Local Development
Plans and (b) the ongoing review of these plans.                                                          Area Play & Youth
                                                                                             2003-04
                                                                                                          Managers

We will continue to hold our Annual event and plan to enable young people to organise and
plan this event for themselves in the future.
                                                                                                          Jill Bauld and the seven
                                                                                             2003-04      Youth Participation Workers.

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C1.11 Outline of Youth Work with Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) Groups

Current Position

A consultant has been appointed to undertake a review of current youth work with BME young people. As part of this work, the consultant
will discuss issues of low engagement with current youth work and reasons for non-involvement, with BME communities. A final report
and recommendations are expected in July 2003. We will use this final report to help us develop a more integrated and strategic
approach to play and youth work with BME young people.



We currently deliver six sessions per week of youth work provision with BME young people, alongside the targeted work of the Racial
Harassment Project. We set aside £50,000 in grant aid (financial year 2002/03) to support seven projects working specifically with BME
young people.

Action                                                                                         Timescale     Responsibility

We will use the consultant’s recommendations to inform our planning process for BME             2003-04      Bill Niblo
youth work.



We will monitor the grant aid programme with BME projects to ensure best practice informs
future provision within the Youth Service.                                                      2003-04      Bill Niblo


C1.12 Outline of any other Service Provision being Undertaken

Current Position

The East End Youth Information Project, at Raby Street Youth Centre, provides advice, information and support to young people in the
East End of the city.



The Young Off Roaders Project in Benwell provides vehicle-related training opportunities for young people at risk of social exclusion.
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Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

The East End Youth Information Project will be main line funded from April 2003. We will        2003-04    Ian Pike
give further consideration to the location of the Project.



We will develop a succession strategy to ensure the continuation of the Young Off Roaders
project when its existing funding expires.                                                      2003-04    Bill Niblo


C1.13 Youth Work Curriculum Statement

Current Position

We currently use the National Youth Agency’s Curriculum Planning Framework.             We are discussing an evaluation of our current
framework, with an outside training agency.

Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

We will employ an external agency to review our curriculum planning framework and               2003-04    Theresa Lovegreen
develop a training package for full and part-time staff.


C1.14 Any Significant Planned Change to above as Result of BV/OFSTED

Current Position

Our Strategic Priorities and policy development programme are geared towards OFSTED’s recommendations, stemming from their
inspection report in 1999 and the re-inspection in 2001.

Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

We will continue to focus our resources on completing the changes recommended by               2003-06     All Play and Youth Service
OFSTED.                                                                                                    Area Managers

There was a pilot Best Value inspection of the Play and Youth Services prior to the start of               N/A
the 5 year Best Value programme. Currently, there is no further Best Value inspection            N/A
scheduled for the Youth Service.
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C2.      Partnership with Connexions


                                C2.1 Summary of the operational model for joint working with Connexions

Current Position

The Newcastle Connexions Service Manager is a member of the Play and Youth Service Strategic Planning Forum. The Play and Youth
Service also have two representatives on a Liaison Group that is made up of the five Local Authority Youth Services in Tyne and Wear
and the Connexions Service, Tyne and Wear. We are developing a co-equal operational model with the Connexions Service. We are
working together to identify areas of joint activity and have established meetings between the Play and Youth Service Area Managers and
the Connexions Service Area Co-ordinators.

Action                                                                                      Timescale    Responsibility

We will develop a Partnership Agreement that covers the working relationship between the     2003-4      All Play and Youth Service
Youth Service and the Connexions Service. We will do this by:                                            Area Managers

     Establishing a joint working group between full-time youth workers and Connexions
      Personal Advisors.

     On-going discussion between the Play and Youth Service Area manager's and
      Connexions Area Co-ordinators.

     We will continue to monitor our current Youth Service contribution to achieving the
      Connexions Tyne and Wear targets.

We will pilot the Youth Services ‘Getting Connected’ programme, as part of the
Connexions Service ‘Gateway’ package.

 We will bid to be part of the summer focused activities for year eleven young people,
(school leavers), as part of the Connexions Service Programme.                                           All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                             2003-04     Area Managers

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C2.2 Youth Service Involvement on Connexions Partnership Board and LMCs

Current Position

Bill Niblo, (Play and Youth Services Area Manager, Inner West), is a member of the LMC for Newcastle Connexions.

Bill Niblo, (Play and Youth Services Area Manager, Inner West), is the deputy Youth Services representative on the Tyne and Wear
Connexions Board.

Action                                                                                       Timescale     Responsibility

We will continue our current level of involvement with the Tyne and Wear Connexions           2003-06      Bill Niblo
Board and the Newcastle Connexions LMC.


C2.3 Elected Members Involvement on Connexions Partnership Board and LMCs

Current Position

Councillor Keith Taylor is a member of the Newcastle Connexions LMC.

Action                                                                                       Timescale     Responsibility

We will continue our current level of involvement on the Newcastle Connexions LMC.            2003-04      N/A



C2.4     Youth Service Contribution to Connexions

Current Position

We contribute 20% of the Youth Services’ resources to Connexions, by focusing our work on complementing the Connexions Service’s
outcomes.

We have actively supported young people to be involved in training to be part of the recruitment and selection of Connexions staff.
Similarly, we supported young people throughout their participation in the ‘Citizen You’ programme. Eight of our full-time youth workers
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have completed training to be Connexions Personal Advisors.

Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

We will establish work between Louise Appleby (Connexions), Jill Bauld (Play and Youth         2003-04     Bill Niblo
Services Young People’s Participation Co-ordinator) and our seven designated full-time
youth workers with a participation remit, to develop a young people’s shadow Connexions
Board.



As part of joint working between the Youth Service and the Connexions Service, we will
progress the role of our full time youth workers who are P.A. qualified, to ensure they have
a more direct role in meeting the Connexions targets.
                                                                                               2003-06     All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                           Area Managers

We will increase our role in planning and providing the Connexions Summer Programme.



                                                                                                           Bill Niblo
                                                                                               2003-04




C3.      Partnership with the Voluntary Sector


C3.1 Mechanism for Consulting with the Voluntary Sector

Current Position

We have consulted Voluntary Youth Work Sector agencies during the production of this plan and throughout our work via individual
networks and contacts. We have agreed to use Transforming Youth Work Fund funding to resource a Voluntary Sector Liaison post. The
post holder will have a remit to consult with the Voluntary Youth Work Sector in an agreed and consistent way.

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Action                                                                       Timescale      Responsibility

We will fill the Voluntary Sector Liaison post.                               2003-04       Bill Niblo/Theresa Lovegreen



We will expect the postholder to establish a joint database of Voluntary      2003-04       Theresa Lovegreen
Youth Work Sector and Play and Youth Services provision to enable
increased contact and communication between the sectors.



We will expect the postholder to explore different methods and
mechanisms for consultation directly with the Play and Youth Voluntary
Sector Forum and to pilot these methods.

                                                                              2003-04       Theresa Lovegreen



C3.2     Involvement of the Voluntary Sector in the Planning Process

Current Position

The Play and Youth Service Strategic Planning Forum includes representation from the Voluntary Sector. Two representatives of the
Voluntary Sector will be part of the panel to appoint the Voluntary Sector Liaison Officer; they have been involved in writing the job
description and person specification for this post. In working on this Development Plan, we organised the following activities to involve
Voluntary Youth Work Sector agencies in discussion about our priorities:

   a multi-agency briefing session about the DfES Guidance

   a focus group workshop for Voluntary Youth Work Sector agencies

   a postal/e-mail survey, to enable inclusion of the views of agencies that could not attend the events

   an additional focus group session in response to voluntary sector requests

   a multi-agency feedback session to enable agencies to comment on the draft Plan before it entered the Council approval process


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Action                                                                                          Timescale   Responsibility

In future years, we will begin work on our Development Plan earlier, to enable increased          2003-06   All Play and Youth Service
input from the Voluntary Youth Work Sector. We will also establish agreed time scales                       Area Managers
and mechanisms for consultation through the Voluntary Sector Liaison Post.

We will encourage full-time youth workers to establish links with voluntary sector
organisations within their areas, to ensure involvement in the production of local
development plans, which will feed into future Service Development Plans.
                                                                                                            All Play and Youth Service
We will establish area based joint meetings between the Play and Youth Service and the            2003-06   Area Managers
Voluntary Sector to plan work together, share good practice and to establish areas of joint
work.

                                                                                                            All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                            Area Managers
We will invite voluntary sector organisations that have full-time staff, to attend city staff     2003-04
meetings three times per year.



                                                                                                            All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                            Area Managers

                                                                                                  2003-04




C3.3 Support Given to the Voluntary Sector

Current Position

We operate a Play and Youth Service grant aid programme. In 2002/03 the programme budget was £180,000. During 2002/03, the
mechanisms for managing grant aid within the Community and Housing Directorate have been reviewed. Corporately we have introduced
a Funding Code of Practice; the Play and Youth Service grant aid system complies with this Code.




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We grant aid Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service to organise and run the Play and Youth Work Voluntary Sector Forum.

Action                                                                                       Timescale    Responsibility

We will carry out the following actions, to develop greater transparency and equity on
funding of the Voluntary Youth Work Sector and to achieve Best Value for the Council:



   We will commit £180,000 to Play and Youth Service grant aid


                                                                                               2003-04    Bill Niblo
   The Council will agree a Code of Practice on Consultation with voluntary organisations


                                                                                               2003-04    Rob Williamson
   We will consult on revised grant aid terms and conditions and plan to implement them
    in 2004/05



   We will explore longer term funding arrangements for strategic youth work                  2003-04    Rob Williamson/Bill Niblo
    organisations, via Service Level Agreements

                                                                                                          Bill Niblo
   We will continue to grant aid the Play and Youth Work Voluntary Sector Forum.
                                                                                               2003-04



                                                                                                          Bill Niblo

                                                                                               2003-06




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C3.4 Examples of Innovation, Co-operation and Joint Initiatives

Current Position

Changes Programme

We are members of the regional Researching Active Participation (RAP) group, which involves participation workers from public youth
services, voluntary providers and regional and national organisations. The group’s remit is to share good practice on participation work,
network within the sector and to influence policy.



We are part of the IN-OVATIONS (NYA Pilot) Think Tank looking at the development of innovative youth work practice in the region. This
includes the development of an Interactive Website.



In partnership with Streetwise we have jointly funded a post to consider options for involving young people in the management of
voluntary projects.

Action                                                                                        Timescale    Responsibility

We will continue to contribute to the work of the RAP group and to its development, in line    2003-04     Jill Bauld
with progress towards a Regional Assembly structure.




C4.      Partnerships with Other Agencies and Organisations


C4.1 Other Significant Partnerships

Current Position

We have worked in partnership with the Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Promotion Department to deliver a Sexual Health Training
Course with full-time youth workers.



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As part of a partnership with Brunswick Young People’s Project, we are currently delivering a joint training course on Detached Youth
Work.



We are part of the West End Young People's Health Strategy Forum.



We have a working partnership with the Youth Offending Team in some areas of Newcastle.

Action                                                                                Timescale   Responsibility

We will maintain our partnerships with Newcastle and North Tyneside Health             2003-06    Bill Niblo
Promotion Department in delivering further Sexual Health Training Courses.



We will continue to deliver joint training courses for Detached Youth Work with
Brunswick Young Peoples’ Project.

                                                                                       2003-06    Bill Niblo

We will work with the West End Young People’s Health Strategy Forum to
develop joint training. For example, we will continue to contribute to multi-agency
confidentiality protocols.

                                                                                       2003-04    Bill Niblo

We will take a more proactive approach to working with the Youth Offending
Team. For example, if it is possible we will extend SPLASH programmes across
the city. We will support the transfer of the Youth Inclusion Programme from
Scotswood to the New Deal for Communities area. This will link to our detached
youth work programme in the area.
                                                                                       2003-04    All Play and Youth Service Area
                                                                                                  Managers



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C5.      Youth Service Resources


C5.1 Finance

Current Position



The budget for youth work in Newcastle for 2002-03 is £1,583,803. We also secured the following additional money from the Department
for Education and Skills:



Transforming Youth Work Development Fund

            Strand A - £62,876

            Strand B - £62,876

            Strand C -£13,972



Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 funding is £41,932




Action                                                                           Timescale     Responsibility

We have budgeted for a 5.9% increase in spending on the Youth Service,            2003-04      Bill Niblo
compared with spending n 2002-03.



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We have agreed to mainline fund the Young People’s Co-ordinator post.

                                                                                     2003-04     Bill Niblo

We will apply for resources from:

   Round 2 of the Transforming Youth Work Development Fund

   Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 funding                        2003-04     Bill Niblo



We will continue to work with the Council’s Head of Finance, to identify
resources to meet the Government’s funding requirements for youth work, set
out in ‘Transforming Youth Work, Resourcing Excellent Youth Services.’               2003-04     Bill Niblo

C5.2 Staffing

Current Position

We have 19 Full Time Youth Workers. We are currently reviewing our part-time workforce so that workers are either in Youth Work or
Play Work.



We have 4 additional projects that are funded from the Single Regeneration Budget.

Action                                                                               Timescale   Responsibility

We will strive to identify financial resources to ensure the continuity of our       2003-04     Bill Niblo
Single Regeneration Budget funded projects.




C5.3 Resource Allocation

Current Position

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Our resource allocation across local areas has been based on historical arrangements. We are reviewing it as part of our workers’
Individual Development Plans, and as part of the process of targeting work according to young people’s needs.

Action                                                                             Timescale      Responsibility

We will continue to monitor budgets to achieve the actions in this Development      2003-04       All Play and Youth Service Area
Plan and to meet the needs of young people. This will include reference to data                   Managers
from the Newcastle Neighbourhood Information Service and the new Census
data.


C5.4 Accommodation and Outlets Used

Current Position

We have three Area Bases for the Play and Youth Service that act as our Administrative Bases.



We have a designated Staff Training and Organisational Development Unit based in the East End of the City.



The locations where we provide youth services to young people are shown at Appendix 2. Our facilities include:

   Four dedicated Youth Centres

   Two Play and Youth Centres

We also use a variety of community facilities such as church halls and community centres.



We have been working with external design consultants to create a corporate identity for the Play and Youth Service. We have a new
logo and we will use our new image in the signage for all our buildings.

Action                                                                             Timescale      Responsibility

We will continue to implement the introduction of our new image, and                2003-06       All Play and Youth Area Managers
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incorporate it into the refurbishment of our buildings.




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Section D. Involving Young People


D1.      Involvement of Young people in Decision Making

Current Position

We have an Elected Member ‘Youth Champion’ from each of our seven Area Committees. The Youth Champions are young people’s
direct link to Area Committees and from there to Cabinet. Young people have been meeting the Youth Champions to agree the
Champion’s role and to discuss how the system can be made to work effectively.



Our seven ‘Youth Participation’ nominated full-time youth workers have started to address how we can involve young people in planning
the way we deliver youth services over the year.

Action                                                                                       Timescale   Responsibility

We will strengthen links between young people, the Youth Champions and the seven              2003-04    All Play and Youth Service
nominated ‘Participation’ Youth Workers. We will use this network of relationships to make               Area Managers
sure young people have more influence and input to:

     the way we run youth centres

     the way we work with young people

     how we run our provision



We will include this work in our curriculum planning.
                                                                                                         All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                              2003-04    Area Managers

We will involve young people who are currently outside our provision, in influencing the                 All Play and Youth Service
youth service, to make sure we are catering for a range of different needs.                              Area Managers
                                                                                              2003-04



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D2.      Involvement in Youth Councils, UKYP, Regional Youth Assembly, etc

Current Position

We work with and support young people to be active in the North East Regional Youth Assembly and to be UK Youth Parliament
Members. We held a residential weekend, open to all young people, to plan a Regional Youth Assembly event that addressed making the
North East Regional Youth Assembly more inclusive and representative of local cities and areas.



Members of our City Youth Action Group sit on the Connexions Young People’s Engagement Sub-Group.



At our ‘Young People’s Achievement’ event, Connexions had a stand to facilitate contact between their service and young people.



As part of our ‘Changes Programme’, (aimed at increasing the skills of young people and adults to work together), we held a 3-day event
in partnership with the Health Partnership, including major decision makers from health services. At this event we focused on drawing up
an action plan to address young people’s health issues. This work is consistent with the Health and Modernisation Programme.

Action                                                                                       Timescale     Responsibility

We will make the City Youth Action Group more inclusive.                                      2003-04      Jill Bauld



We will determine how young people can have an ongoing input to health planning.              2003-04      Jill Bauld



We will explore the possibility of organising a similar process to the one we have used in    2003-04      Jill Bauld
the ‘Changes Programme’, with young people and Cabinet Members, to encourage young
people’s involvement in Local Authority planning.



We will establish mechanisms to enable young people to contribute their views to the

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Newcastle Plan and local strategies, such as Going for Growth. This will include linking to
the work of the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership, the Children’s Fund        2003-04     The 7 Youth Participation
‘Voices’ Project and the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.                                                      Workers, Angela Radojcic,
                                                                                                          Shona Alexander


D3.      Young People’s Links to Local Authority Governance

Current Position

Through our ‘Youth Champion’ network of Elected Members from each Area Committee, young people have a direct link to Area
Committees and from there to Cabinet. Young people have been meeting the Youth Champions to agree the ‘Champion’ roles and to
discuss how the system can be made to work effectively.

Action                                                                                        Timescale   Responsibility

We will strengthen links between young people, the Youth Champions and the 7                  2003/06     Jill Bauld
nominated ‘Participation’ Youth Workers. We will enable young people to use this network
of relationships to make sure they can influence and have an input into strategic issues
such as the Newcastle Plan and Area Committee business.




D4.      Involvement in Websites or Interactive Programmes

Current Position

Young people from a cross-section of local schools and agencies have been working on the design of a website which will be
independent and young person focused. The site will include links to the City Council’s site and other sources of information.
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Action                                                                                          Timescale   Responsibility

The site will go live.                                                                          2003-04     Jill Bauld



We will establish editorial groups in participating schools, to work on the site contents and   2003-04     Jill Bauld
keep it updated.



We will forge closer links with the Children’s Express, (a children and young people’s
journalism project.)                                                                            2003-04     Jill Bauld



Note: This piece of work feeds directly into the Year 11 GCSE syllabus in IT.




D5.      Funding / Specific Staffing for Youth Participation Work

Current Position

Our Young People’s Participation Co-ordinator is employed on a two year temporary contract funded from Corporate Resources.



Seven of our Youth Workers are allocated time to progress participation work throughout the City.

Action                                                                                          Timescale   Responsibility

We will secure funding to make the Young People’s Participation Co-ordinator position           2003-04     Bill Niblo
permanent.



D6.      Youth Service Charter

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Current Position

We operate the Youth Service according to a series of principles. These are:

   Participation, involvement and inclusion of children and young people.



   Celebrating diversity and challenging disadvantage and discrimination on the grounds of differences of culture, race, language,
    gender, disability, age, religion, class and being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.



   Working with children and young people on the basis of their motivation and willingness to be involved.



   Valuing and developing staff.



   Working in partnership to achieve more than we can alone.



   Ensuring that all work is based on evidence that it is effective.



   Best use of resources, targeting the needs of the most vulnerable, excluded and disadvantaged children and young people.



   Openness and accountability.

Action                                                                                        Timescale       Responsibility

In line with ‘Transforming Youth Work, Resourcing Excellent Youth Services’, we will            2003-04       All Play and Youth Service
develop a strategy for the production of a Youth Charter.                                                     Area Managers
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D7.      Youth Service Feedback Systems to Young People

Current Position

We have piloted the ‘Voice’ magazine as a method of informing young people about the results of events they have taken part in, and the
longer term effects of their input.

Action                                                                                     Timescale      Responsibility

We will establish a regular programme of once or twice yearly editions of the ‘Voice’.       2003-04      Jill Bauld



We will include ‘Voice’ contents on the website outlined in Section D4 of this Plan.

                                                                                             2003-04      Jill Bauld

We will develop a mechanism for giving feedback to young people we consult in the course
of detached and outreach sessions.
                                                                                             2003-04      All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                          Area Managers

Note: These developments complement the Community Participation Plan corporate
commitments on giving feedback to service users.




D8.      Training / Accreditation for Young People

Current Position

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We offer Duke of Edinburgh Award programmes citywide, to young people aged 14-25. Programmes are organised through schools,
voluntary sector agencies, Further Education and Higher Education colleges and our youth centres. We offer an open access programme
for young people who do not use these facilities.



We have supported 8 young people in being trained and accredited in recruitment and selection for Connexions, through the Open
College Network.



We are affiliated to the Youth Achievement Awards scheme. We have a team of mentors working with young people towards bronze,
silver and gold level awards. Part of this work is in partnership with voluntary sector partners.



We have 2 ‘Getting Connected’ mentors actively working with young people.

Action                                                                                       Timescale   Responsibility

We will widen access to involvement in Department of Education Award programmes by:          2003-04     Ann Hunter

   Establishing an additional youth centre Award Group

   Developing ‘Access Organisations’ where individual activities can be accredited

   Adopting the NYA National Framework of Informal Education Awards and devising a
    local strategy

   Linking these initiatives to our curriculum development



We will explore the potential for Open College accreditation of young people’s work on the
Youth Council.
                                                                                             2003-04     Jill Bauld

We will explore the potential for Open College accreditation of young people’s work on the

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‘Changes’ programme on health.


                                                                                               2003-04     Jill Bauld
We will increase promotional activity of Youth Achievement Awards, to increase the level of
involvement citywide.



We will support and train staff to develop ‘Getting Connected’ work with more young            2003-04     Mike Trinder
people.




                                                                                                           Mike Trinder



D9.      How Non-Users are Consulted / Surveyed

Current Position

We use our existing links with the voluntary sector to carry out consultation with non-users of the Youth Service. For example, Brunswick
Young People’s Project has carried out consultation with young people who congregate in the city centre about youth provision and skate
boarding provision. We have piloted a text messaging service as part of Jez Fest.

Action                                                                                         Timescale     Responsibility

We will work with the Refugee and Asylum Seekers’ Unit to develop a strategy for involving      2003-04      Jill Bauld
young people from refugee and asylum seeker communities in Youth Service provision.



We will request voluntary sector organisations to carry out consultation with young people
who use their services, as part of the planning process for future Service Development
Plans.
                                                                                                2003-04      Theresa Lovegreen



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We will consult young people via Connexions outlets, schools and other agencies, about
their views and ideas on developing youth provision.


                                                                                                  2003-04   Bill Niblo and Theresa
We continue to explore creative methods of contacting young people who do not use the
Youth Service, for example, the Internet and through the use of text messaging.                             Lovegreen



We will explore the possibility of a joint project with the Children’s Express, (a children and   2003-06   Jill Bauld
young people’s journalism project), to develop a young people’s consultation panel.



We will use the recommendations from the BME youth work research to plan services for
young people from BME communities.

                                                                                                  2003-04   Jill Bauld

We will consolidate and continue to build links with other agencies and projects that are
developing work on participation, to develop and share good practice, and to explore ways
of furthering involvement and consultation work with young people.



                                                                                                  2003-04   Bill Niblo




                                                                                                  2003-06   Jill Bauld




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D10. European and Global Citizenship Youth Work

Current Position

Under the ‘Citizen You’ project, (the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council’s global citizenship programme), 2 young people from
Kenya have visited Newcastle. Local young people took part in the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council’s conference. We supported
one of our Kenyan visitors to make a video to record his experiences. The ‘Citizen You’ programme has used the video to promote its
work locally and nationally.

Action                                                                                    Timescale     Responsibility

Young people from Newcastle will work towards their planned visit to Kenya, as the next    2003-06      Bill Niblo
stage of the ‘Citizen You’ programme.




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Section E. Equality and Diversity


E1.      Youth Service Equal Opportunities Policy Statement

Current Position

We work to Newcastle City Council’s Corporate Equality Policy, which has been revised and updated during 2002/03.

We contribute to the Council’s Community Cohesion agenda and its work on the Equality Standard for Local Government. We also
contribute to the Council’s Race Equality Scheme.

Action                                                                                       Timescale     Responsibility

We will continue to work and contribute to current equalities structures and initiatives.     2003-06      All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                           Area Managers



E2.      Inclusion Statement

Current Position

Inclusion is reflected within four of our main principles:

   Participation

   Involvement and inclusion of children and young people

   Celebrating diversity and challenging disadvantage and discrimination on the grounds of differences of culture, race, language,
    gender, disability, age, religion, class and being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered

   Best use of resources, targeting the needs of the most vulnerable, excluded and disadvantaged children and young people

Action                                                                                       Timescale     Responsibility


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We plan to build on and embed our principles during 2003/06. We will work with our staff to     2003-04       All Play and Youth Service
ensure they understand the implications of and need for Race Equality Impact                                  Area Managers
Assessments. This is consistent with the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and the
Equality Standard for Local Government.




E3.      Management Responsibility for Equality Matters

Current Position

At a strategic level, the Council has established an Equality Management Board and a Select Committee, to scrutinise the Council’s
progress on equality issues.

At an operational level, our 3 Play and Youth Service Area Managers share collective responsibility for equality matters. Within this
system, individual managers take the lead role for specific projects.

Action                                                                                          Timescale       Responsibility

We will continue with the current arrangements                                                   2003-04        All Play and Youth
                                                                                                                Service Area Managers




E4.      Management Information System to Collect and Analyse Information

Current Position

We collect monthly registers of attendance at our youth work sessions. This information is collated at the three area bases. Additionally,
staff complete day sheets which record information on the detail of individual youth work sessions. This includes a record of the staff
present, any significant practice, and a brief evaluation of the session. We operate a similar process for detached youth work sessions.
Financial records are held locally in the area bases, and centrally through the City Council’s FAMIS, (financial recording), system.



We also record information on:

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   Accidents

   Incidents

   Racial harassment



Through the City Council’s Organisational Development database, we record and monitor:

   staff sickness levels

   attendance at training events and conferences

   staff holidays and lieu time



Action                                                                                      Timescale   Responsibility

The National Youth Agency and the Department for Education and Skills have jointly          2003-04     Bill Niblo
devised a Management Information software package. It is being piloted in
Northumberland, (and other locations). When we know the outcome of the pilot, we will
decide whether to use the package. We are exploring the compatibility of the pilot system
with the Connexions database, at a Tyne and Wear level.




E5.      Relevant Audits or Consultation Exercises

Current Position

We have commissioned a needs analysis and review of youth work provision for BME young people.




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As part of the process to develop our strategy for work with girls and young women, we are auditing and mapping existing provision.



We complete the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) / National Youth Agency (NYA) Audit annually, each December.



Action                                                                                          Timescale      Responsibility

We will develop an action plan in response to the recommendations of the review of youth         2003-04       Bill Niblo
work provision for BME young people.



We will implement the strategy for work with girls and young women into our youth work
provision.                                                                                       2003-04       Theresa Lovegreen



We will complete the DfES /NYA Audits.

                                                                                                 2003-06       Bill Niblo

E6.      Profile of Full-Time and Part-Time Staff – Gender, Ethnicity and Disability

Current Position

We have 141 staff, (including 3 managers who work at least part of their time for the Youth Service).
                                                                    There are 5 citywide posts that support the development of the
                                                                    Youth Service as a whole.

Play and Youth Service Area Managers                               Full-time 5, Part-time 0

There are 3 Senior Officers. Their details are:                    2 vacancies

Full-time 3, Part-time 0                                           White British 3

Female 1      Male 2                                               Disabled 0
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White British 3

Disabled 0



There are 21 full-time Youth Worker posts. Their details are:

Full-time 21,     Part-time 0

1 vacancy

Female 10       Male 10

White British 19

White Irish 1

Disabled 1



There are 183 part-time Children and Young People’s Officers working across both play and youth work. We are reviewing this situation
and will create a dedicated work force for the youth work and play work services, as separate entities. This exercise will be completed by
the end of May 2003.



Action                                                                                         Timescale      Responsibility

We will carry out changes in the part-time staffing structure, to achieve a dedicated work      2003-04       All Play and Youth Service
force for the youth work and play work services, as separate entities.                                        Area Managers


E7.      Positive Action Initiatives – Training, Recruitment, etc

Current Position
Disability Equalities training is mandatory for all staff.

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The Community and Housing Directorate has Best Value Equal Opportunities targets that mean we are working towards
increasing the number of BME staff and the number of disabled staff we employ, including the people who are at senior levels.



We are seeking agreement to recruit a youth worker for our Inner West vacancy, specifically from the BME communities.



Action                                                                                       Timescale     Responsibility

We are working with New Deal for Communities, West Gate, to develop a Play Work and           2003-04      Bill Niblo
Youth Work training programme for 12 people from BME communities.




E8.      Current Action to Address the DDA and SEND Act

Current Position

We have established a Children and Young People with Disabilities Co-ordinator post.



Action                                                                                       Timescale     Responsibility

We will fill the Children and Young People with Disabilities Co-ordinator post. The post- 2003-04          Ian Pike
holder will audit all Youth Service provision to assess whether it complies with the
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act
2001.



We will use our Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 allocation for 2003-04
to contribute to meeting the needs that the above audit identifies.

                                                                                           2003-04         Ian Pike



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E9.      Initiatives to Consult / Build Capacity with Excluded Communities

Current Position

We recognise that our current work in this area is limited. We have identified targets throughout this Plan to address the issue.

Action                                                                                           Timescale      Responsibility

We will work with the Refugee and Asylum Seekers’ Unit to develop a strategy for                  2003-04       Bill Niblo
involving young people from refugee and asylum seeker communities in Youth Service
provision.



We will use the recommendations from the BME youth work research to plan youth work
services for young people from BME communities.
                                                                                                  2003-04       Bill Niblo and

                                                                                                                Rob Williamson



E10.     Specific Projects / Improvements Planned for 2003 / 04

Current Position

We are developing a new youth centre in Fenham. The building will be completed by mid January 2003. We have consulted with young
people on most appropriate youth work programme to meet their needs.



We are discussing with city centre youth work projects and the YMCA, what opportunities there are to develop additional youth work and
young people’s accommodation in the city centre.



Action                                                                                           Timescale      Responsibility

We will hold an event to celebrate the official opening of the new Fenham building.               2003-04       Bill Niblo


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We will introduce a youth work programme with young people at the Fenham
building. This will include joint work with the Connexions Service and training
opportunities for young people.                                                            2003-04       Bill Niblo



We will develop an action plan for work in the city centre, which will include
identifying an appropriate building and potential funding streams.


                                                                                           2003-06       Bill Niblo




E11. Key Challenges / New Issues Facing Newcastle upon Tyne

Current Position

The City Council is involved in a twenty year development programme called Going for Growth. Currently we have involved young people
in some limited consultation around this strategy and its impact on their local communities.




Action                                                                                    Timescale      Responsibility

We will develop a plan to enable young people to have a more active input to the Going     2003-04       All Play and Youth Service
for Growth Strategy.                                                                                     Area Managers




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Section F. Quality and Staff Development


F1.      Policies to Protect Youth Service Users



F1.1     Key Policies to Protect Users

Current Position

We follow Area Child Protection Committee guidelines. We also have a Play and Youth Service policy and set of procedures on child
protection. All of our current staff are vetted and we vet all new staff, via the Criminal Records Bureau, to ‘Enhanced Disclosure’ level.

We carry out risk assessments on all aspects of our work.

We have the following policies and procedures:

     a procedure for dealing with sick children

     a Sex and Relationships Education policy

     we have started work to develop a drugs policy



We are in the process of developing policies on:

     staff working alone

     professional boundaries / ethics

     confidentiality

Action                                                                                        Timescale       Responsibility

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We will complete and implement our developing policies and review their impact               2003-04       All Play and Youth Service
on service provision / delivery.                                                                           Area Managers

F1.2 Promotion, Evaluation and Monitoring of Policies

Current Position

We have established a number of working groups to promote, monitor and evaluate our policies.



The working groups involved in developing our policies include representatives from our own staff, voluntary sector agencies and other
public sector organisations.



Action                                                                                      Timescale      Responsibility

We will continue to operate with these working groups to monitor and review the              2003-04       All Play and Youth Service
implementation of our policies.                                                                            Area Managers



The Voluntary Sector Liaison Officer post-holder will promote our new policies and                         All Play and Youth Service
explore best practice.                                                                       2003-04       Area Managers




F2.      Quality Assurance



F2.1     Quality Standards Used Within the Youth Service

Current Position

We collect statistical information through our registers and day sheets in all our projects. Currently, we do not have a set of

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standards to measure this information against.

Action                                                                                         Timescale       Responsibility

We will carry out a baseline assessment of our current position against the 22 standards        2003-04        All Play and Youth Service
outlined in ‘Transforming Youth Work, Resourcing Excellent Youth Services.’                                    Area Managers



When the Local Government Association and National Youth Agency produce their
Kitemark/assessment framework, based on the 22 standards referred to above, we will
use it to measure our performance.                                                                             All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                2004-06        Area Managers



F2.2 Internal Systems for Quality Assurance and Evaluation

Current Position

The Community and Housing Directorate is introducing a staff appraisal system. During 2002/03 we have briefed and trained staff in
readiness to participate in the scheme.


We have designed the pro forma for staff Individual Development Plans to incorporate regular evaluation of each piece of work.



We have reviewed the self-inspection sheets that full-time staff use to monitor the amount of face-to-face work they do.

Action                                                                       Timescale      Responsibility

All full-time youth workers will be annually appraised from April 2003.        2003-04      All Play and Youth Service Area Managers



Full-time youth workers will appraise part-time staff, on a team basis.                     All Play and Youth Service Area Managers

                                                                               2003-04


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We will establish Action Learning Sets to provide supervision/professional                 All Play and Youth Service Area Managers
practice reflection to all full-time staff.


                                                                                 2003-04

                                                                                           All Play and Youth Service Area
Full-time staff will complete Individual Development Plans for the year.
                                                                                           Managers


Full-time and part-time staff will be involved in reviewing the day sheets for
centre based and detached youth work sessions. The revised sheets will           2003-04   All Play and Youth Service Area Managers
have a clearer evaluation focus. We will use them to monitor our service
delivery.



We will continue to monitor the amount of face-to-face work that full-time       2003-04
staff carry out.
                                                                                           All Play and Youth Service Area Managers




                                                                                 2003-04



F2.3   Involvement of Young People in Quality Assurance

Current Position

We have decided that the most effective way for us to involve young people in quality assurance of the Youth Service is through a peer
inspection process.


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Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

We will devise a strategy for involving young people in peer inspections of the Youth          2003-04     All Play and Youth Service
Service. We will incorporate it into our planned training on peer inspections, for our full-               Area Managers
time staff and voluntary sector partners.




F2.4 Dissemination of Good Practice to Staff and Volunteers

Current Position

As part of our regular agenda for citywide staff meetings, we include a section where workers present and discuss specific projects they
have been involved in. This format is replicated at area based meetings. We also invite outside speakers and projects, to talk about their
work. We send all our full-time staff a monthly information sheet that details youth work reports and web pages on good practice, that
workers can access. Our workers produce evaluation reports on specific projects, such as exchange visits, which are distributed to staff.



We have established continuous professional development through Action Learning Sets which gives staff an opportunity to discuss their
practice with their peers.



We are developing guidelines for our work with volunteers, that will address how we include them in this process.



Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

We will continue to encourage presentation and discussion of good practice as part of our      2003-06     All Play and Youth Service
citywide and area staff meetings.                                                                          Area Managers



We will continue to provide staff with a monthly information sheet and individual reports,                 All Play and Youth Service
to highlight good practice.                                                                    2003-06     Area Managers


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We will continue with our Action Learning Set programme.                                                Bill Niblo

                                                                                            2003-04

We will implement our ‘working with volunteers’ guidelines.                                             All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                        Area Managers
                                                                                            2003-04


F2.5 Securing Quality Assurance from the Grant Aided Voluntary Youth Sector

Current Position

We have developed revised monitoring procedures for the work our grant aid Voluntary Youth Work Sector partners carry out. This
includes scrutiny of financial information.

Action                                                                                      Timescale     Responsibility

We will consult the Voluntary Youth Work Sector on the revised grant aid terms and           2003-04        Rob Williamson/Bill Niblo
conditions.



We will introduce agreed grant aid terms and conditions.
                                                                                             2004-05        Rob Williamson/Bill Niblo


F2.6 Use of OFSTED Self Assessment Schedule

Current Position

In preparation for our OFSTED visit we used the OFSTED Self Assessment framework.



Action                                                                                      Timescale     Responsibility

We will incorporate the Self Assessment Schedule in to our peer inspection                   2003-04      Bill Niblo
programme. We will include training in using it, in the training for our staff, voluntary
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sector partners and young people.


F2.7 Accreditation by External Quality Systems

Current Position

We have discussed the potential for seeking an external quality accreditation for the Youth Service. We have delayed developing an
action plan until we have progressed our strategic objectives and action plan, following our OFSTED visit.



Action                                                                                      Timescale     Responsibility

We will explore the options for accreditation of the Youth Service by an external system,    2003-04      Bill Niblo
and agree a preferred route.



We will begin the process of gaining external accreditation.
                                                                                             2004-05      Bill Niblo


F2.8 How Youth Service Features in the LA Best Value Plan

Current Position

Following the pilot Best Value review of the Children and Young People’s Section in 1998, we used the findings from the review and the
initial OFSTED Inspection in 1999 to develop an action plan for change. This action plan resulted in the creation of the Play and Youth
Service in 2000 and formed the basis for OFSTED’s re-inspection in 2001.

Action                                                                                       Timescale      Responsibility

We will carry out any future Best Value inspections of the Youth Service according to         2003-06       Corporate    Management
recommendations/directions that arise from the Comprehensive Performance Assessment                         Team, All Play and Youth
process.                                                                                                    Service Area Managers




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F2.9 Quality Issues Addressed by TYWDF Strand A

Current Position

Please see Section A8.



Action                                                        Timescale   Responsibility



Please see Section A8.




F2.10 Quality Improvements to be Tackled in 2003 / 04

Current Position

Please see Section A8.



Action                                                        Timescale   Responsibility



Please see Section A8.




F3.      Staff Development / Training / Recruitment




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F3.1     Audit of Full-time and Part-time Youth Workers

Current Position

Four of our full-time youth workers are unqualified under the terms of the Joint Negotiating Committee Report. Two of them are currently
involved in training towards a qualification and the remaining two will start training in October 2003.

We will plan for the needs of our part-time workers when we know the outcome of the review of this group of staff.

We have designed the Individual Development Plan structure, (which will be used as part of the staff appraisal process), to include
identification of further training and development needs.



Action                                                                                          Timescale     Responsibility

We will continue to support our unqualified staff to gain a recognised qualification.            2003-06      Bill Niblo



We will issue all part-time staff with new contracts when the review of this staff group has    2003-004      All Play and Youth Service
been completed. The contract will require any unqualified workers to gain a Basic Youth                       Area Managers
Work qualification within eighteen months.



Our Training Advisory Group will use workers’ identified training needs to prioritise the
annual training plan.                                                                                         Bill Niblo
                                                                                                 2003-06




F3.2 Involvement of Young People in the Recruitment of Staff

Current Position

Currently we do not involve young people in recruitment and selection of our full-time and part-time youth workers. However, there has
been some limited involvement of young people in the recruitment of the following staff:


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   drama workers for the Heartstone Project, at Brunswick Youth Club

   Connexions Service



Action                                                                                         Timescale      Responsibility

We will develop a strategy to involve young people in staff recruitment. We will make sure      2003-04       Bill Niblo
that the involvement is real and meaningful.


F3.3 Number of Staff Dedicated to Staff Development / Training / Recruitment

Current Position

We do not have a dedicated post for staff development and training. We use the services of the Community and Housing Directorate’s
Staff Training and Organisational Development Unit. Bill Niblo’s portfolio includes responsibility for service development and training. A
proportion of the Play and Youth Services Development Officer’s post includes training. The Training Advisory Group is made up of
representatives from the Youth Service and the Directorate Staff Training and Organisational Development Team.

Action                                                                                         Timescale      Responsibility

As part of our response to ‘Transforming Youth Work, Resourcing Excellent Youth                 2003-04       All Play and Youth Service
Services’, we will review the need for a dedicated staff development and training post for                    Area Managers
the Play and Youth Services.



The Training Advisory Group will continue to represent staff training needs from different
parts of the Youth Service and to prioritise them.                                                            Bill Niblo
                                                                                                2003-06

F3.4 Staff Development Policy / Programme

Current Position

The Community and Housing Directorate’s Staff Training and Development Team has a mission statement on training and development.
We have adopted the same mission in respect of our staff training function. This means we will:
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   Pursue equality both as an employer and service provider, and tackle discrimination

   Value, involve and listen to our staff, and give them the necessary training and support to provide excellent services



The Directorate has developed a Training and Organisational Development Strategy, to make sure that training and development needs
are identified, prioritised, resourced and managed.

Action                                                                                           Timescale      Responsibility

We will continue to work with the Directorate’s Staff Training and Organisational                 2003-06       Bill Niblo
Development Team, so that the Play and Youth Service's training needs are addressed in
their work programme.



We will produce annual programmes of training and make sure Youth Service staff have
access to relevant training.
                                                                                                  2003-06       Bill Niblo


F3.5 Youth Service Spend on Staff Development / Training

Current Position

Our total budget for Staff Development and Training for the Play and Youth Services in 2002-03 is £44,761. This figure does not include
any Transforming Youth Work Development Fund money. We have additional resources from the Community and Housing Directorate
training budget, principally for university training for unqualified staff.

Action                                                                                           Timescale      Responsibility

We will continue to train our unqualified staff.                                               2003-06          Bill Niblo



We have planned to retain the same level of Staff Development/Training resources for           2003-04          Bill Niblo
2003-04, as we have had in 2002-03.


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F3.6 Training Programme Priorities for 2003 / 04

Current Position

We have an annual training programme for staff development. We have a Training Advisory Group, made up of representatives from our
staff and the Directorate’s Staff Organisational Development and Training Team.

Action                                                                                          Timescale      Responsibility

We will continue to work with the Directorate’s Staff Training and Organisational                2003-06       Bill Niblo
Development Team and the Training Advisory Group, to prioritise our staff training needs.


F3.7 Joint Training for Youth Service / Connexions Staff

Current Position

Currently joint training consists of the Personal Advisor Diploma Course. However our training courses are open to other agencies and
we are encouraging Connexions Personal Advisors to join our ‘Getting Connected’ training programme. This programme will complement
the Connexions ‘Gateway’ programme.

Action                                                                                          Timescale      Responsibility

We will work with the Newcastle Connexions Service Manager and Area Co-ordinators to             2003-04       Bill Niblo
make sure that our training and that provided by Connexions is available to both sets of
staff. We have already partially agreed this arrangement.


F3.8 Analysis of Voluntary Youth Sector Access to LA Youth Work Training

Current Position

We have a history of opening up our in-house training courses to voluntary youth work sector staff, as we view joint training opportunities
as a way of adding value to all training participants.

Voluntary sector staff currently support the delivery of the following examples of our in-house training programmes:

 Basic Youth Work Course

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 Introduction to Youth Work Course

 Detached Youth Work Course



Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

We will continue to promote our training through the Play and Youth Work Voluntary Sector      2003-04     Theresa Lovegreen
Forum. We will also promote it via the Voluntary Sector Liaison post.



We will continue to involve voluntary sector staff in our in-house training course delivery.
                                                                                               2003-04     Bill Niblo



F3.9 Training in TYWDF 2002 / 03 Strand C

Current Position

Our allocation for training in Transforming Youth Work Development Fund Strand C in 2002-03 is £13,972. We have used this money to
enhance our in-service programme and to open up our training programmes to more voluntary youth work sector participants.

Action                                                                                         Timescale   Responsibility

We will apply for Transforming Youth Work Development Fund Strand C allocation for 2003-04                 Bill Niblo
2003-04. If we are successful, we will use the funding to further enhance our in-service
training programme that is being developed by our Training Advisory Group.



F3.10 Current Challenges and Possible Solutions

Current Position

A significant challenge for the Youth Service is to secure sufficient money through the Transforming Youth Work Development Fund and
the Community and Housing Directorate’s training budget, to deliver our planned training programme.
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The review of part-time Children and Young People’s Officers posts will identify workers who are unqualified and other training needs.
Addressing these training needs will increase pressure on the training budget.



Action                                                                                       Timescale     Responsibility

We will continue to work with the Directorate’s Staff Training and Organisational             2003-04      Bill Niblo
Development Team, to make sure that an adequate proportion of the Directorate training
budget is allocated for the Play and Youth Service.



We will review the delivery of our part-time staff training programmes, to ensure workers
can access training. We will provide weekend and evening delivery and increased
provision, as necessary.                                                                      2003-05      Bill Niblo




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Section G. Significant Examples of Good Youth Work Practice


                                                               G1. Promotion and Publicity of the Youth Service

Current Position

We produce a range of leaflets / posters to promote individual projects, clubs and the Youth Service. We are developing a marketing
strategy in conjunction with the Community and Housing Directorate’s Service Planning and Marketing Team.



We have developed and launched a new logo for the Play and Youth Services. We consulted with and involved staff and young people, in
developing it. The new logo is designed to reflect the modernisation of and improvements to the Youth Service. We have guidelines and
templates for using it.

Action                                                                                      Timescale     Responsibility
We will use the new logo and publicity guidelines throughout our literature to give
consistent branding and image to all our work.                                               2003-04      All Area Administrators
                                                                                                          and Play and Youth
We will continue to promote individual projects and clubs, by using leaflets and                          Service Managers
posters.                                                                                                  All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                          Area Managers
We will complete work on our marketing strategy and implement it.                            2003-06

As part of our marketing strategy we will develop area wide promotional material.
We will use a range of methods, such as websites, radio, newspaper articles and                           Theresa Lovegreen
announcements in schools.
                                                                                             2003-06
We will work directly with the Youth Council, to invite their members to express
their views about future publicity.
                                                                                                          All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                          Area Managers

                                                                                             2003-06

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                                                                                               2003-04


G2.      Innovative Projects

Current Position

We have developed work in the East End and Outer West North, to involve young people in developing the Going for Growth plans for
their area, via ‘Planning for Real’.

The RHP (Racial Harassment) project works on a variety of race issues.

The Young Off Roaders project works with socially excluded young people in the Inner West.

Action                                                                                        Timescale     Responsibility

We will continue to enable young people from across the city to have an active role in         2003-04      Jill Bauld
developing the Going for Growth plans for their area.

We will draw on good practice from other authorities, and learn from their experiences.
                                                                                               2003-04      All Play and Youth Service
                                                                                                            Area Managers

G3.      Outstanding Responses to Meeting the Needs of Priority Groups

Current Position

We are delivering a pilot project, ‘Thinking Skills’, with Walbottle Campus, which builds on previous work developed at West Denton High
School. The programme targets young people who are excluded from or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education provision, and at
young people who are not actively engaging in their education. The programme aims to increase young people’s communication skills, to
enable them to manage relationships with adults more effectively and to avoid conflict.



Action                                                                                        Timescale     Responsibility
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We will evaluate the ‘Thinking Skills’ programme and develop a toolbox for delivering this   2003-04   Theresa Lovegreen
programme in other parts of the City.




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Section H.            Implementation of the Plan
Current Position

We have set out targets in this Plan that we think are meaningful and achievable. During 2002-03, we regularly reviewed the targets we
had for that year. We discussed the targets and strategic priorities in citywide and area staff meetings, staff supervision, and area
managers’ meetings. In the course of developing this plan, we have engaged with and involved the voluntary youth work sector and
partner agencies. We will continue to build on these relationships in our work to implement this Plan. We will also encourage all the youth
work agencies in Newcastle to work together, to provide young people with the services they need.


Action                                                                                          Timescale      Responsibility
We will incorporate priorities and targets into individual staff development plans.              2003-06       All Play and Youth
Area Managers will monitor the priorities and targets in supervision and they will                             Service Area Managers
become the basis for staff appraisal.

We will continue to monitor and review our targets at citywide and area staff                    2003-06       All Play and Youth
meetings and through Area Play and Youth Managers’ meetings.                                                   Service Area Managers

We will agree mechanisms and a timescale with the voluntary youth work sector, to                2003-06       All Play and Youth
review and monitor the targets in this Plan. We will do this through the Voluntary                             Service Area Managers
Sector Liaison post.

Through the Strategic Planning Forum and our work with partner agencies, we will                 2003-06       All Play and Youth
progress the targets in this Plan and report back on achievements.                                             Service Area Managers

We will make regular reports on our progress to young people, through the Youth                  2003-06       All Play and Youth
Council.                                                                                                       Service Area Managers

We will make regular reports on our progress to Councillors through Council                      2003-06       All Play and Youth
Committee structures.                                                                                          Service Area Managers




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111
Pie Charts Illustrating Statistical Information




                                                  16-24 Year Olds : Estimated Labour Force in 2000




                  11,900


                                                                                 14,100
                                                                                                       Males
                                                                                                       Females


                                                                                                 Source: Tyne & Wear
                                                                                                Research & Information




                                                                                                                         Appendix 1




                                                           112
            16-25 Year Olds Claiming Severe Disablement Allowance at March 1999




                               70



109




                                    `


                                                         Males under 20 years old
                                                         Females under 20 years old

                                         59              Males aged between 20-24
                                                         Females aged between 20-24


                                                         Source: Tyne & Wear Research
                                                                 and Information


      100




                             113
       18-24 Year Olds Labour Market/Employment, June 2002




                                    1191




                                                18-24 year old males on New Deal
                                                for Young People
                                                18-24 year old females on New
1783
                                                Deal for Young People
                                                18-24 year olds unemployed




                                               Source: Tyne & Wear Research and
                                                Information (Newcastle and North
                                                      Tyneside combined)
                          318




                           114
                          Young People in High Risk Groups


                                                                    Year 11 school leavers entering
           146
                                                                    unemployment

                                                                    13-17 year olds in custody

      27
                                                                    13-17 year olds on the Intensive
                                                                    Supervision and Surveillance
                                                                    Programme
                                                                    13-17 year olds on other YOT
                                                                    programmes

                                                                    Children and young people aged
                                                             517
                                                                    13+ on the Child Protection
                                                                    Register
240                                                                 'Looked after' children and young
                                                                    people aged 13-18




                                                       Sources: Connexions Tyne and Wear 2002, Year
                                                         11 School Leavers Activity Survey, 7/11/02
                                                                 Youth Offending Team data
                 30   8                                             Social Services data
                                                       Social Services Performance Management Unit




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                                     Play and Youth Service
                                  Provision List - Youth Work
Inner West Team




                Project              Type of            Day and Time             Youth Worker         Part time

            Premises                  Work                                                               Staff



Asylum Seekers/Refugees Drop-in   Family Support   Wednesday                  Michael Toner      Kevin Khan
Nunsmoor P.C.
                                                   10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.                        Denise Khan
Studley Terrace,
                                                   (except school holidays)                      Parveen Akram
Moorside,

NE4 5AH



Fenham Girl's Group                Senior Girls    Monday                     Bernadette Ellis   Judith Doyle

F.A.R. House,                                      5.30 - 8.30 p.m.

Acanthus Avenue,

NE4 9YE



Fenham Boys Group                  Senior Boys     Wednesday                  Bernadette Ellis   Judith Doyle

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(Address as above)                           6.00 - 9.00 p.m.                    Ian Slater

                                                                                 Barry Smith



Getting Connected Programme   Senior Boys    Tuesday            Mike Trinder     Val Gibson

Patchwork Project                            6.00 - 9.00 p.m.                    Margaret Dugdale

West 15 Studio

14 Whickham View

NE15 6SY



Go-Getters                    Senior Mixed   Monday             Gillian Halpin   Margie Davies

Youth Enquiry Service,        Community      6.00 - 8.00 p.m.                    Nora Eaton

Graingerville North,           Newsletter

NE4 6UJ




Appendix 2




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          Project                 Type of           Day and Time        Youth Worker         Part time

          Premises                 Work                                                         Staff



Mill Lane Black Girl's Group    Black/Asian    Sunday               Gillian Halpin      Fatema Anwar

Mill Lane Youth Centre          Girl's Work    1.00 - 3.00 p.m.                         Rajinder Kaur Singh

Sceptre Street                                                                          Lubna Iqbal

NE4 6PU



Mill Lane Senior Club          Mixed Seniors   Tuesday & Thursday   Edith Young         Dave Trattles

Address as above                               7.00 - 9.00 p.m.                         Nora Eaton

                                                                                        Michaela Park



Mill Lane Black Boys Club       Black/Asian    Monday               Edith Young         Habib Rahman

Address as above                Boy's Work     5.00 - 7.00 p.m.                         Abid Hussain

                                                                                        Nasser Khan



Murray House CRC               Detached Work   Tuesday & Thursday   Bernadette Ellis/   Don Wicks

Diana Street,                  Senior Mixed    7.00 - 9.00 p.m.     Kevin Khan          Mary Wicks

NE4 6BQ                                                                                 Gemma McNab




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Music Project                Senior Mixed    Wednesday            Gillian Halpin

The Academy                    including     6.30 - 8.30 p.m.     Beatrice Ord

MacDonald Road              Asylum Seekers

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 8XU



Norland Road CC              Senior Mixed    Wednesday / Friday   Kevin Millican   Steve Wegrzynski

Norland Road,                                6.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Scotswood,

NE15 6ET



Northbourne Youth Project    Senior Mixed    Monday / Wednesday   Michael Wade

Northbourne Estate                           Thursday / Friday

105 James Street                             6.00 - 9.00 p.m.

NE4 7RP




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                  Project      Type of            Day and Time       Youth Worker       Part time

                  Premises      Work                                                      Staff



Nunsmoor Inters Club            Inters       Monday                Michael Toner    Kevin Khan

Nunsmoor P.C.                                5.00 - 8.00 p.m.                       Parveen Akram

Studley Terrace

Moorside

NE4 5AH



Slatyford Youth Centre       Senior Mixed    Officially opens      Beatrice Ord

Bowness Road                                 1st April 2003

NE5 2TA


                                                                                    Isobel Jobes
Transition Project              Inters       Various               Marie Chaize
                                                                                    Francesca Carr
Benwell P.C.                                 (30 hours per week)

Armstrong Road

Benwell

NE4 8QB



Racial Harassment Project    Senior Mixed    Various               Vacant           Habib Rahman


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Mill Lane Youth Centre                                        (35 hours per week)                    Christine Potter

Sceptre Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 6PR



United Black Youth Assoc(Girl's Group)   Black/Asian girls    Wednesday             Gillian Halpin   Shamshad Iqbal

2 Brighton Grove                                              5.30 - 7.30 p.m.                       Nasreen Aslam

NE4 5NR                                                       Sunday

                                                              3.00 - 6.00 p.m.



United Black Youth Assoc                   Black/Asian        Wednesday & Sunday    Kevin Millican   Habib Rahman

Mill Lane Youth Centre                                        5.00 - 8.00 p.m.                       Amrit Crawford

Sceptre Street                                                                                       Dipu Ahad

NE4 6PR                                                                                              Foysal Ahmed




West City Detached Project               Detached Work        Various               Michael Wade     Manna Moonsamy

                                                              (21 hours per week)                    Margaret Dugdale



                 Project                     Type of               Day and Time       Youth Worker       Part time


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              Premises       Work                                                     Staff



Young Off-Roaders        Senior Mixed     Daily                   Christine Wallace

Unit 24                   Key Stage 4     9.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Whitehouse Enterprise    Closed Groups

Scotswood

NE4 9AB




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East Team




            Project   Type of   Day and Time   Youth Worker   Part time

                                 123
          Premises                Work                                                                Staff



Bainbridge Club             Inters/Detached        Term Time           Alison Flanagan-Wood   Carol Ure

Methodist Church                                   Monday                                     Rob Day

Heaton Road                                        4.45 - 7.15 p.m.

NE6 1SL



Daisy Hill Youth Centre       Senior Mixed         Tuesday/Thursday    Ray Tait               Jenn Robson

Marmion Road                                       6.00 - 9.00 p.m.                           Christine Giles

Walkergate                                                                                    Malcolm Symonds

NE6 4YN                                                                                       Nicola Alexander

                                                                                              Paula Bell

                                                                                              Julie Stewart



Daisy Hill Youth Centre        Girls Group         Wednesday           Ray Tait               Jenn Robson

Address as above                                   5.30 - 8.30 p.m.                           Paula Bell

                                                                                              Julie Stewart



Daisy Hill Youth Centre   Adult Activity Session   Wednesday           Ray Tait               Self running

Address as above                                   9.30 - 11.30 a.m.


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Daisy Hill Youth Centre      Inters      Monday/Friday       Ray Tait            Marie Dinning

Address as above                         7.00 - 9.00 p.m.                        Paula Bell

                                                                                 Malcolm Symonds

                                                                                 Nicola Alexander



Heaton Youth Project      Senior Mixed   Tuesday/Wednesday   Norman Slater       Carole Falconer

Heaton C.C                               7.00 - 9.00 p.m.                        Carol Jewitt

Trewhitt Road                Inters      Friday                                  Mary McPherson

NE6 5DY                                  7.00 - 9.00 p.m.                        Robert Rosen

                                                                                 Jill Sansom

                                                                                 Peter Wood

                                                                                 John Stafford




          Project           Type of          Day and Time         Youth Worker         Part time

          Premises           Work                                                        Staff



Monkchester Detached       Detached      Monday              Bill Ely            Kerry Thompson


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Youth Work            Youth Work     6.00 - 9.00 p.m.                          Jay Stevenson

                                     Wednesday

                                     6.00 - 9.00 p.m.



Ouseburn C.C.         Senior Mixed   Wednesday          Norman Slater          Steve Denham

Mowbray Street                       6.00 - 9.00 p.m.                          Peter Stabler

Heaton                               Friday                                    Carole Falconer

NE6 5NY                              6.15 - 9.15 p.m.



Raby Street Y.C.      Senior Mixed   Monday/Wednesday   Alison Flanagan-Wood   Noreen Schofield

Brinkburn Street                     7.00 - 9.00 p.m.                          John Stafford

Byker                                                                          Mick Paxton

NE6 2AT                                                                        Bron Bell

                                                                               Linda Hood



Renwick Street C.C.   Senior Mixed   Monday             Bill Ely               Carol Ure

Renwick Street                       7.30 - 9.30 p.m.                          Rob Day

Walker                               Thursday

NE6 2JE                              6.30 - 8.30 p.m.




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St. Oswalds C.C.                Senior Mixed       Thursday           Bill Ely            Tracey Short

Vallum Road                    (Closed groups)     6.00 - 8.00 p.m.                       Sharon Kime

Walker

NE6 4BE



Sandyford Detached Project   Detached Youth Work   Monday             Norman Slater       Carole Falconer

Sandyford Area                                     6.15 - 9.15 p.m.                       Peter Stapler

                                                                                          Steve Denham




          Project                  Type of             Day and Time        Youth Worker         Part time

          Premises                  Work                                                          Staff



Toon Teen Alcohol-Free Bar          Inters         Friday             Norman Slater       Peter Stabler


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Ouseburn C.C.                                       4.45 - 7.15 p.m.                   Steve Denham

Mowbray Street

Heaton

NE6 5NY



Walkergate                  Detached Youth Work     Tuesday/Friday     Steve Howlett   Rob Day

                                                    6.45 – 9.45 p.m.                   Carol Ure




Walker Riverside            Detached Youth Work     Monday             Steve Howlett   Amrit Crawford

                                                    5.00 - 7.30 p.m.                   Eileen Coon

                                                    Tues/Wed/Thurs

                                                    6.00 - 8.30 p.m.



Youth Information Project    Information Service    Monday/Thursday    Clara Shield    Claire Gustavson

Brinkburn Street                   Drop in          3.00 - 6.00 p.m.                   Audrey Hodgkinson

Byker                                                                                  Carole Falconer

NE6 2AT                     Sexual Health Service   Tuesday

                                                    3.30 – 5.30 p.m.




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                     Study Support Session   Wednesday

                                             3.30 – 6.00 p.m.




OUTER WEST NORTH




           Project                   Type of              Day and Time   Youth Worker   Part time


                                                   129
                Premises                    Work                                                        Staff



Blakelaw Outreach                    Detached Youth Work     Times Vary          Graham Park     Mary Wicks

                                                             2 Sessions x                        Don Wicks

                                                             2.5 hours




Cowgate Young Adults                 Detached Youth Work     Monday              Ed Marley       Brian Baldwin

                                                             6.30 - 9.30 p.m.                    Shirley Jardine




Cowgate S.R.B.                       Detached Youth Work     Tuesday             Ed Marley       Brian Baldwin

West Denton C.A.                                             12.30 - 3.30 p.m.                   Wil Smith

Hillhead Road                                                                                    Shirley Jardine

NE5 1DN




Crossroads Detached Project (SRB5)   Detached Youth Work     Monday/Friday       Jane Teasdale   Richard Oliver

                                                             (Times vary)                        Lynn Pattison


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                                                   21 hours per week                   Kirstie Galbraith

                                                                                       Gail Sexton




Elvis Club (Special Needs)   Special Needs         Monday              Richard Batho   Carol-Ann Grey

West Denton C.A.                                   6.30 - 9.30 p.m.                    Jean Ward

Hillhead Road                                                                          John Brown-King

NE5 1DN




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                Project                  Type of               Day and Time      Youth Worker          Part time

               Premises                   Work                                                           Staff



Fawdon Youth Development Project   Detached Youth Work      Monday              Maureen Wallace   Phil Lumsden

Kenton School                                               12.15 - 1.15 p.m.                     Ann Forest

Drayton Road                                                Tuesday

NE3 3RU                               Sexual Health         5.00 - 6.30 p.m.

                                      Drama Project         6.30 – 9.00 p.m.

                                                            Wednesday/Thurs

                                                            6.00 – 9.00 p.m.



Gala Field Mixed Seniors              Senior Mixed          Monday              Anne Hardy        Pam Airey

Gala Field Youth Centre                                     6.45 - 9.15 p.m.                      Dave Trattles

Newbiggin Lane                                                                                    Pam Gill

NE5 4EJ                                                                                           Barbara Thomas



                                       Girls Group          Wednesday                             Joyce Watson

                                                            5.00 - 7.00 p.m.                      Barbara Thomas




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                            Senior Mixed           Wednesday                           Pam Airey

                                                   7.00 – 9.30 p.m                     Dave Trattles

                                                                                       Pam Gill

                                                                                       Barbara Thomas



                            Thursday Club          Thursday                            Sylvia Hood

                           (Special Needs)         6.00 - 9.00 p.m.                    Kudlip Singh

                                                                                       Cheryl Redpath



Kingston Park C.C.           Senior/Inters         Monday              Graham Park     Bob Devitt

Brunton Lane                                       3.15 –5.45 p.m.                     Lesley Oakes

Kingston Park

NE13 7NS



Kirkwood Senior Girl's        Girls Work           Monday              Ed Marley       Julie Holmes

Kirkwood Centre                                    6.00 - 7.30 p.m..                   Kirkwood Staff

Kirkwood Drive

NE3 3AX



Lemington Detached       Detached Youth Work       Wednesday           Jane Teasdale   Amanda Welsh


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                                               6.30 - 9.30 p.m.                   Bob Devitt




               Project      Type of               Day and Time     Youth Worker        Part time

               Premises      Work                                                        Staff

Lemington Girls Group

Lemington C.C.             Girls Work          Thursday           Jane Teasdale   Kirsty Galbraith

Montague Street                                6.30 - 9.30 p.m.                   Lynn Patterson

Lemington                                                                         Amanda Webb

NE15 8RY



Matchbox                  Senior Mixed         Wednesday          Jane Teasdale   Ken Baptiste

West Avenue                                    6.30 - 9.30 p.m.                   Doreen Harris

Westerhope                                                                        Mary Wicks

NE5 2LL

                           Girls Work          Thursday                           Ann Robinson

                                               6.30 - 9.30 p.m.                   Satwant Sodhi



Newburn C.C.              Senior Mixed         Friday             Jane Teasdale   Bob Devitt

Park Road                                      6.45 - 9.45 p.m.                   Nicola Bridgeman


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Newburn

NE15 8PU



Newburn Tenant's                  Detached            Wednesday           Jane Teasdale   Joint work

Outreach                                              (Times vary)                        Liz Oakley (NIN)




Scout Centre (Montagu Seniors)   Senior Mixed         Wednesday           Ed Marley       Lesley Oakes

Brookvale Avenue                                      7.30 - 9.30 p.m.                    Ken Baptiste

Montagu                                                                                   Doreen Harris

NE3 4PU



Valley View C.A.,                Senior Mixed         Wednesday           Richard Batho   Carol-Anne Gray

Valley View,                                          6.30 - 9.30 p.m.                    Ann Robinson

Lemington

NE15 8BE`



Westerhope C.A.                  Senior Mixed         Tuesday             Richard Batho   Bob Devitt

Hillhead Road                                         7.00 - 10.00 p.m.                   Ann Robinson

Westerhope                                                                                Doreen Harris


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NE5 1DN             Ken Baptiste

                    Lesley Oakes



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Summary of youth activities open to young people as at the 1st January 2003

(Grant-aided organisations are included but not other voluntary sector youth organisations).




     Open to young                Open to young                Open to young                   Open to young

      people under                    people 5 - 9             people 10 - 19                  people 20 - 29

    5 hours per week              hours per week               hours per week              hours per week




 Statutory     Voluntary      Statutory       Voluntary    Statutory     Voluntary     Statutory        Voluntary




    28             1              8                  3        3              5             3                3




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