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Council commits £2m to new co-produced youth service strategy

Young people in a park

As part of our commitment to Sheffield’s young people we have pledged to invest £2million into our youth services to ensure that all young people make a successful transition from their teenage years into confident, happy and successful young adults.

We recognise that the challenges young people face today are complex and ever changing and we want to make sure that our provision provides a coherent and holistic service to young people which will support and inspire them to achieve their full potential.

As part of our strategy review, we are setting out an ambitious new approach to how we run our youth service provision, but now we need to hear from the city’s young people and their families to help shape the future of our services and ensure that our proposals reflect the diverse needs of its users. We have launched two surveys, one for parents and carers and one for young people, to capture feedback online.            

By engaging with young people and their families we want to empower people to have their voices heard on the matters that mean the most to them and create a youth service strategy that has been co-produced with young people themselves.

Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at Sheffield City Council, said: “It’s crucial that we look to our city’s young people and parents to provide feedback about what’s available to them now and how we can shape our services in the future. We want to provide support with a coordinated approach, taking our young people on a positive journey into adulthood. These surveys give young people and parents a chance to influence how we spend the investment into Youth Service provision in Sheffield.

Help shape the future of Youth Services

We currently offer a range of services to young people age 10-25 including:

  • Youth Clubs
  • SEND careers information, advice and guidance
  • engagement and progression for young people Not in Education, Employment and Training (NEET) or at risk of NEET
  • Community Youth Team support
  • Sexual exploitation support
  • Youth Cabinet

We’re now looking to hear from young people and parents about the current services available and how we could improve things in the future. There are two separate surveys are available:

The surveys will close on 30th April 2021.

For more information about Youth Services please see our SCC Youth Services page:

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/schools-childcare/youth-services-transition

If you have any questions or would like to access the service, please contact youth.services@sheffield.gov.uk or call 0114 205 7450.