Ensuring young people have a safe space to learn, enjoy and meet
We believe young people are central to community services and welcome young people into our coffee shop to access a range of services and support.
Activities for young people
We provide a range of activities and special events for young people through the year, from summer activities to weekly informal education opportunities and sport.
Details of all activities can be found by visiting our Facebook page
If you are 11-19 and have an idea about activities that can be offered to you, why not pop down and talk to Neil Baker.
Parklands Primary Partnership
We work with Parklands Primary to ensure young children have access to best the possible learning opportunities via our library.
Get you card stamped
If you are a student at Parklands you will have been issued with a Bassett Street loyalty card. Get a stamp every time you visit our library and celebrate those who use the the library the most at the end of each term.
We offer a range of opportunities for family learning via Parklands Primary at Bassett Street Hub. Just ask us for more information
We can offer a range of homework support to young people after school in the coffee shop. From free printing (2 pages per person) to professional help in understanding topics, our staff are on hand to work with young people aged 11+
Workshops for young people aged 12+
We are pleased to announce that from September 2017 we will be offering a range of special workshops for young people. Workshops will include:
- Anger Management and Conflict Resolution
- Sexual Health
- Drugs and Alcohol (Causes and Effects)
- Cyber Safety
- Social Media and you
Further details of our workshops will be available soon, but if you would like to talk to a member of staff about getting involved, just pop down.
With 10 modern Windows computers we have a range of IT services available. All of our computers are restricted to ensure young people do not stray onto adult sites.
PLEASE NOTE: While we make every effort to ensure young people are protected online we cannot be held responsible for young people accessing sites or circumnavigating restrictions. We always advise parents/carers to take a keen interest in the online activity of young people in their care.
PLEASE NOTE: Young people under the age 10 are not permitted to use IT services without parental supervision.
PLEASE NOTE: Our IT services are also used by the community during after school periods, and can become extremely busy, we cannot guarantee that young people will have access at busy times.
Coffee Shop Services
Many young people will choose to simply pop down and enjoy our coffee shop environment over a drink with friends. For more details on our coffee shop services click here
Advice and Support for Young People
Need to talk to someone about something concerning you?
Our qualified youth worker (Neil Baker) is available for support on any issues worrying you, from growing up to sexual health and creating a CV, Neil is here for you.
We will not tell any of your friends or family what you choose to discuss with us. If you disclose that you are serious risk of harm, or suffering abuse we will always work with you in ensuring the right people know and support you in making sure you are safe and any abuse stops.
Safeguarding young people
Where young people aged 16 or under access our coffee shop services alone (without parent/carer support) they will be asked to complete a registration form of their details (see below). This form ensures we know each young person accessing our services and have emergency details if needed.
Staff working with young people are DBS checked and all services follow our Child protection policy and practices.
Where a young person needs or asks for advice or support from staff we will endeavour to sign post to a specialist service.
- CAPL YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER 16 WITHOUT PARENTAL SUPPORT registration form (MS Word, 258 Kb)
- CHILD PROTECTION POLICY CAP 2013 (PDF, 320 Kb)
Rules for young people using our services
We believe it is important to have clear and concise rules that young people sign up to and understand when using our services. Details of these rules can be found below.
- Rules for using the building YP (PDF, 34 Kb)