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Wiltshire Integrated Youth Services

The Wiltshire Integrated Youth Service ensures that young people in Wiltshire have available to them:
·a safe, warm, well-equipped meeting place within reasonable distance of home, accessible to young people at times defined by young people, giving an opportunity to participate in personal and social development activities - including arts, drama, music, sport, international experience and voluntary action;
·a wide diversity of youth clubs, projects and youth activities;
·a set programme, related to core youth work values and principles, based on a curriculum framework which supports young people’s development in citizenship, the arts, drama, music, sport, international experience and personal and social development, including through residential experiences and peer education;
·a comprehensive generic, confidential information, advice and counselling service;
·mechanisms for ensuring that their voice is heard, perhaps (though not exclusively) through a youth council or youth forum for each locality, with the intention of supporting youth engagement in local democracy in a wide range of ways;
·an annual youth service questionnaire involving young people in auditing and evaluating the services (provided by the local authority youth service) available to them locally;
·a defined project to promote and secure youth volunteering and voluntary action; and
·the opportunity to participate in programmes which offer accreditation for learning such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Millennium Volunteers or similar.

Access and Availability :
The Wiltshire Integrated Youth Service is accessible to all young people in the target age range 13–19, and to those targeted groups in the 11–13 and 19–25 age ranges.

Specific Issue :
Ref D1: Children & young people who experience multiple changes of school placement

How Wiltshire Integrated Youth Services can help with this issue:
Youth workers can offer support to young people, signposting them to other agencies and engaging them in activities. Youth development centre hubs can provide signposting and information for parents and carers of young people.

Wiltshire Integrated Youth Services Access Points :
Youth Development Centre - Corsham (Mansion House)
Youth Development Centre - Pewsey (The Shak)

Other Services that can provide help on this issue:

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