Somerset County Council’s Youth and Community Service is part of the getset service that offers a range of early help and support to children, young people and their families.
The service provides professional support to community, voluntary and independent groups to create and sustain open access youth clubs and drop-ins for young people aged 11 to 19.
The service provides:
- Information, advice and guidance about all aspects of setting up and running youth clubs and drop-ins
- Free resources for club governance, health and safety, and interesting things for young people to do
- Training, including free basic child protection (accredited by Somerset Safeguarding Children’s Board), training for club staff and a limited number of places on the Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work
- Grant aid to communities to enable them to run their own clubs
- A list of, and advice about, youth work providers
- Quality assurance and contract management advice for communities which employ a youth work provider
- Regular bulletins about sector opportunities
You can find out more on the Somerset Youth and Community Service website. The site also gives a list of clubs operating in Somerset under the ‘find a club’ tab.
The Service also supports the UK Youth Parliament in Somerset – please see our ‘democracy and young people‘ page for more information.
You can find out about other youth services on the websites below: