An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Presentation Aim: • To introduce colleagues to the strategic aims and operational structures of the Youth and Connexions Service in Hillingdon.
M25 M40 A40 M4 M4 N M25 Context Northwood Harefield Ruislip Eastcote Ickenham South Ruislip Uxbridge Hillingdon Cowley Yiewsley Yeading Hayes West Drayton Harlington Heathrow Villages
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service is: • Located within the Council’s Education and Children’s Services Group • A conjoined youth and connexions service structure, with staff working across traditional professional boundaries with young people • One of only 19 services in the UK accredited with the National Youth Agency Quality Mark
Statement of Purpose The Youth Service helps young people to learn about themselves, others and the wider world, through informal educational opportunities that respond to their developmental needs, aspirations and concerns, and combine enjoyment, challenge and learning. The Service works with young people in Hillingdon, from different backgrounds and with differing needs, aged 11 to 25, with a focus on those aged 13 to 19.
Strategic Aims • Be safe • Be healthy • Be active citizens • Develop life skills • Achieve their full potential • Be happy and valued for who they are
Principles of work with young people Our work is founded on four principles: • Empowerment • Equality • Education • Engagement
Learning Outcomes Through contact with the Service, young people are able to: • Gain knowledge • Practice skills • Develop abilities • Explore attitudes and values
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service The Youth Service: • Provides informal learning, personal and social development opportunities to young people aged 8-25, with a primary focus on the 13-19’s • Provides open access learning opportunities to all young people who live, work or study in Hillingdon and targeted interventions to those at risk • Directly delivers its services
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Youth Service Statistics: • 74 FTE fieldworkers in Hillingdon (31 full-time) • Annual budget of £2.6M • 7 full-time young people’s centres (by Dec ‘10) • 2 mobile young people’s buses • Specialist programmes: Youth Council, Skidz, Unloc, FIESTA, DoEA, Compass, NVQ, PVE, Arts
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Youth Worker Key Accountabilities: • To befriend young people • To engage young people in informal learning opportunities relevant to their development needs, concerns, aspirations, and interests • To support young people to access wider support and development services as required • To engage at risk young people in preventative and diversionary learning activities
N Youth side North Area Team 3 Northwood Young People’s Centre West Area Team 1 Active Involvement Team Fountain’s Mill Young People’s Centre, Uxbridge North Area North Area Team 1 Accredited Learning Team 1 Ruislip Young People’s Centre Connexions Services Team Sterling House, Uxbridge North Area Team 2 South Ruislip Young People’s Centre Senior Management Team Connexions One Stop Shop Hillingdon Civic Centre, Uxbridge South Area Accredited Learning Team 2 Compass Community Theatre, Ickenham West Area South Area Team 2 Charville Young People’s Centre West Area Team 2 Mobile and Detached Team Alternative Education Team 2 Alternative Education Team 3 West Drayton Young People’s Centre South Area Team 1 Service Development Team Harlington Young People’s Centre
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service West Area Team: • Lead: Dettie Quirke, Area Youth Officer • Covers Uxbridge/West Drayton wards • Open access universal/targeted services • Fountains Mill and West Drayton young people’s centres • Tel: 01895.231192 (FMYPC) 01895.442892 (WDYPC)
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service South Area Team: • Lead: Laura Laryea, Area Youth Officer • Covers Hayes/Harlington wards • Open access universal/targeted services • Harlington and Charville young people’s centres • Tel: 01895.671955 (HYPC) 01895.671985 (CYPC)
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service North Area Team: • Lead: Laura Fitzgerald, Area Youth Officer • Covers all wards north of A40 • Open access universal/targeted services • Ruislip, Northwood and South Ruislip young people’s centres • Tel: 01895.674.188 (RYPC)
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Mobile and DetachedTeam: • Lead: Chamila Somaskandan, Area Youth Officer • Covers all wards in Hillingdon • Peripatetic bus-based and detached work • Targeted preventative/diversionary services for young people at risk of social exclusion • Tel: 01895.421225 (WDYPC)
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Accredited LearningTeam: • Lead: Hannah Sargeant, Area Youth Officer • Covers all wards in Hillingdon • Accredited learning opportunities services for young people • FIESTA/Duke of Edinburgh’s Award/Performance • Tel: 01895.470.093 (RYPC)
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Active InvolvementTeam: • Lead: Sylvester Swanston, Area Youth Officer • Covers all wards in Hillingdon • Community/democratic involvement services for young people • Hillingdon Youth Council • Tel: 01895.231192 (FMYPC)
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Alternative EducationTeam: • Lead: Lucy Wylde, Area Youth Officer • ‘Unloc’ provides alternative curriculum provision for excluded secondary school pupils • ‘Skidz’ provides road user education programmes for young people • Delivers programmes from West Drayton and Ruislip young people’s centres • Tel: 01895.438828 (WDYPC)
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service The Connexions Service is: • An integrated service providing information, advice, guidance, support and personal development services for all 13-19 year olds • Targets interventions at young people aged 16-18 who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET’s) • Delivered by contracted service providers
Secondary schools SEN secondary schools College and university Voluntary sector Connexions Centre (Uxbridge) N Connexions side North Area West Area South Area
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Connexions Statistics: • 40 Connexions fieldworkers in Hillingdon • 14 Intensive Service contracts • 23,000 young people in age range • NEET target of 6.4% for period 2009-10 • Unknown target of 4.7% for period 2009-10 • 1 Personal Advisor in every school
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Personal Advisor key accountabilities: • To manage a caseload of young people, supporting them to overcome barriers to learning • To ensuring that the young person is (re) engaged in: • Education; • Training; and/or • Employment.
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service Personal Advisors Placements include: • Guidance service in all Hillingdon secondary schools, and Connexions Centre (Careers for British Teachers, CfBT) • Youth Offending Service (YOS) • Education Welfare (BST) • P3 • LACE (Looked After Children)
An Intro to Hillingdon Youth and Connexions Service For more information, please contactSenior Management TeamYouth and Connexions Service4S/02 Civic CentreT: 01895.558679