New to Youth Work?

If you are new to youth work we would like to take this opportunity to give you a few tips and pointers to help you get started.

When starting a youth group attention should be given to a number of issues in order to ensure that the youth work is both professional and safe, has adequate support and is attractive to young people. You will find below seven broad areas that need to be addressed to ensure that the work is both effective and of a high quality.

  • Leaders
  • Communication
  • Premises
  • Safety
  • Finance
  • Activities
  • Building Community 

Download Starting a Youth Group for recommendations on each area.

In addition there are many resources on the Information pages which touch on different areas of youth work. We suggest that you take special note of our Safeguarding Policy and Children First documents, as well as training opportunities and resources.

If you require a consultation on any area of youth work, the Diocesan Youth Officer is available to meet and discuss proposed projects, plans, problems or concerns.