COVID-19 Children, Young People & Families

Here you will find the latest information and resources for Children, Young People and Families regarding Keeping Healthy & Well, Welfare Advice & Support, Keeping Safe and Keeping Connected. There is also information on the latest Sefton Youth Providers offer in response to COVID-19. If you are a group or organisation offering resources or useful information or an individual and you find a useful resource, please let us know so we can share it. Contact Sharon Cotterall via

National Youth Agency (NYA) – Managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19 (4th November 2020)

Everyone should read the guidance document below and follow the recommended actions and requirements. This guidance is intended for use in England. (Version 3) Click on the image below to view the guidance document. ** Following the recent government announcement (31st October 2020), we can confirm that the youth sector moves into RED on the readiness framework. Please read the new Red Readiness Fact Sheet below.**

Additional tools and resources to support this guidance can be found here

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Sefton Youth Providers COVID-19 Offer

Alchemy Southport & Crosby Parenting 2000 Parenting 2000 Logo (Light Purple) Current Offer Services are available remotely including; Counselling, Family Support and Online Youth Club. Alchemy Crosby & Southport Online Youth Club – Discord chat this is open to new members. Members can keep in touch by Facebook and Instagram pages @AlchemyYouth. Parents can contact Sarah See 07834 524 987 or Counselling Service Remotely – Counselling and accepting new referrals via website/ email – contact Carole Holt 07464 544314/ Family Support Services Remotely – Professional referrals still being accepted – or contact phone general inquires on 07834 524986. Contact Information Website: Tel: Southport 07834 524 986  //  Tel: Crosby 07880 033 830. Christ Church Youth and Community Centre Bootle bccycc Current Offer We have currently shutdown all services but are looking to continue with food bank and deploy staff into community outreach as we are surrounded by many vulnerable older people and families. Food bank runs on a Thursday 10am-12pm from the church hall. Contact Information Eloise Robinson Tel: 0151 525 1995 Email: Website:   Brunswick Youth & Community Centre (BYCC) brunswick-logo Current Offer •  Admin staff to provide a sign posting service for those in need •  2 minibus that have the ability to pick up pallets for distribution •  Storage area and capacity to deal with large deliveries. •  6 volunteer drivers DBS cleared •  Secure car parking facilities for council vehicles •  Outreach Staff to support young people on the street’s •  Youth workers on site to offer advice and information Contact Information Centre Manager  – Keith Lloyd Tel: 0151 922 3552 Email: Website: Litherland Youth & Community Centre (LYCC) LYCC Current Offer LYCC has suspended all face to face sessions , we are maintaining engagement with our young people and families via social media. Dedicating different days to each age range and posting such things as information, quizzes, activities, puzzles etc. We are also using our social media platforms to gain donations and support for donations of such things as non perishable foods and toiletries which can be given to local “in need” families, individuals and vulnerable individuals such as members of our senior luncheon club who may be social isolating. Facebook: @LitherlandYCC Twitter: @LitherlandYouth Contact Information Amy Johnson Email: Netherton Park Netherton Park Current Offer They are phoning our most vulnerable families to check if they need anything.  Last week they delivered goody bags to the CYP. Over 500 meals have been cooked and frozen onsite.  Staff have been shopping and delivering food in the community. Contact Information Marie Savin Tel: 07912645205 Website: MYA Space SPACE-Logo Current Offer Offer to young people, they are doing Bigger Challenges on Twitter via @MYA_SPACE, Facebook @SPACEprojectMYA and Instagram via @merseysideya. They will be posted every time they do something. Please note – only registered young people can access. They can accept new young people but they need to request to join through Facebook and have to do a 1:1 with Staff first for safeguarding. Contact Information Facebook: @SPACEprojectMYA Website: Woodvale Community Centre WACA Current Offer No current Youth Offer due to COVID 19- see website for future plans. Courses have been postponed. Contact Information Website: YCP (Meols Cop) YCP Current Offer Currently keeping in touch with their young people via social media etc. To help support them in ongoing activities such as Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Hoping to set up Webinars in near future with the plan to run ‘Virtual Youth Club’ session times when the sessions would normally run. We have offered the use of the YCP Minibus to various organisations to support them with essential deliveries etc. within the community. Contact Information Email: Website: Ykids Ykids-Logo Current Offer Current offer to those previously accessing Ykids: Regular food drops, collection of prescriptions and shopping, vouchers for those unable to get out, parents support line, Zoom Meetings including parent drop in, youth meetings, kids meetings. Month activity pack for all kids they have contact with. Plus open to all: new website – offering games, links, feebies to keep children, young people and families engaged. They are focusing on emotional resiliance and emergency support while continuing to engage remotely.  We can be contacted any of these ways; Facebook: @ItstheYkids Twitter: @Ykids_Charity Contact Information Claire Morgans Email: //  Website: SING Plus sing_plus_display Current Offer Currently no youth clubs running due to COVID 19. Phone contact is taking place with existing membership. Members can call the centre to speak to someone – if not answered they will phone back from messages left. Contact Information Dyllis Tel: 0151 285 5031 The Recovery Circle Current Offer No Current Services due to COVID 19. Contact Information Dawn Email: