We provide regular outings and trips for young people during school holidays and weekends for young people to try out new opportunities and develop social interaction
In 2014 the local authority closed all the youth centres in the Goole area and this severely curtailed any youth activities. The majority of our services run in the second most deprived area in East Riding and anti-social behavior increased significantly in 2015. Residents repeatedly voiced concerns that their sons and daughters had nothing to do and were ‘getting into trouble’. We have therefore committed to not only providing children and young peoples activities four sessions a week but also to provide a programme of activities, in partnership with our statutory and voluntary sector partners, during the school holidays. We are also currently exploring with the local authority to hold the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) license for this area following the resounding success of targeting hard to reach young people involved in anti social behavior onto and completing the Humberside Police Night Challenge consisting of a 14 mile night walk with challenges and tasks built in to raise the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation. Such a programme as the DofE will also contribute to addressing health inequalities, such as the high levels of obesity and smoking in young people in this community.