Youth Restart

Youth Restart 3rd Edition

Youth Restart Updated April 2021

The Minister of Education, Mr Peter Weir announced on the 25th March 2021 that Youth Services can begin a phased return to face to face provision from the 1st April 2021. To help facilitate this process we have provided updated support and guidance materials below:
 

ARE YOU READY TO RESTART HAVE QUESTION SEE THE FAQ CLICK HERE

FAQ TOPICS

FAQ’s FOR ALL YOUTH WORKERS

FAQ’s for Generic Youth Work

FAQ’s for Targeted Youth Work

FAQ’s for Detached Youth Work

.Youth Restart 3rd Edition

UPDATED YOUTH RESTART (APRIL 2021)

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UPDATED YOUTH RESTART EVALUATION TOOL (APRIL 2021)

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UPDATED YOUTH RESTART CHECKLIST (APRIL 2021)

BELOW IS THE EARLIER YOUTH RESTART FOR REFERENCE ONLY

Provided below are the following documents:

  • Youth Restart which provides organisational guidance and support based on the Northern Ireland (NI) Executive’s Pathway to Recovery
  • Best Practice Guide for Staff on a Safe Return to Restarting Youth Service which provides detailed guidance on managing and supporting youth staff returning to the workplace
  • Welcoming Youth – Supporting the Restarting of Youth Services which provides guidance and support to young people returning to youth services
  • Coping with Change – Personal Development Programme which provides an outline of a programme along with resources to support the return of young people to youth services.

As you are aware restrictions imposed by COVID-19 can change and we will endeavour to update these documents in line with any updated guidance from the NI Executive or PHA.

DOCUMENT SOURCE IS  THE EA

 

Thank you KY @ EA for the help

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Update on resumption of youth services April 8th 2021

Update on resumption of youth services April 8th 2021

Update on resumption of youth services. April 8th 2021

Date published: 08 April 2021

Education Minister Peter Weir has confirmed the further reopening of some youth services in response to the recent unrest on our streets.

Update on resumption of youth services

This will apply to those youth services which operate in areas of heightened community tensions.

Peter Weir said: “Youth services play a vital role in supporting young people throughout Northern Ireland.

 “As a society we should all be appalled at witnessing young people and even children being involved in the recent violence on our streets.

“At this time it is even more important that youth services are able to meet the needs of young people in these areas.”

It has been agreed that all youth centres and provisions which operate in areas where there is heightened community tensions can maximise the use of their facilities and services with immediate effect.

This includes the provision of educational visits and residential provision (overnight stays) when there is significant risk of harm or criminalisation of children and young people.

The Minister said: “These measures are intended to safeguard and ensure the welfare of our young people and to divert them from becoming involved in risk taking and dangerous behaviours.

“I want to commend the Education Authority’s Youth Service and all youth workers for their commitment to helping our young people in these very difficult times.”

Notes to editors: 

  1. Guidance for youth settings is available at: www.youthonline.org.uk/restart(external link opens in a new window / tab))
  2. All youth centres and provisions (statutory and voluntary funded through Local Area/Project Based Funding; TPP funding) who operate in areas where there is heightened community tensions can maximise the use of their facilities and services with immediate effect to meet the needs of local children and young people·        
  3. An online form will be available from Friday 9 April 2021 on www.eanifunding.org.uk(external link opens in a new window / tab) to approve education visits including overnight stays for the statutory and voluntary sector providers funded under local area, local project and TPP funding.
  4. Planning should commence for all generic provision for the summer period (July/August); however further steps of approval will be necessary to move to the next phase.
  5. Planning for the summer (July/august) for areas where there are heightened community tensions can progress with approval from EA to ensure the welfare and child safeguarding of children and young people to divert them from risk taking behaviours 
  6. For areas NOT impacted by heightened community tensions; regulations remain the same.

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What is the vaccine service?

If you are eligible, you can book your COVID-19 vaccination online.

The COVID-19 vaccination involves 2 injections, ten weeks apart. When you book your first appointment, you will also get a date for your second appointment. This will be at the same vaccination centre.

Before booking your appointment, you must read through the information provided to make sure it is safe for you to receive the vaccine.

You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccine at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/covid-vaccine

If you are eligible, book your appointment at: https://vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/

You can also book your vaccination via telephone on 0300 200 7813 Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 8.00pm.

 

Am I eligible to use the vaccine service?

If you live in Northern Ireland and are entitled to treatment by the health service you can book a COVID-19 vaccination online if you have been invited to do so.

The invitation may have come from:

  • public messages to the following groups:
    • those aged 65 and older at 31st March 2021
    • those aged 60 – 64 at 31st March 2021
    • Those age 50 – 59 and older at 31st March 2021 are now eligible to book a vaccination
    • those who are clinically extremely vulnerable aged 16 and over at 31st March 2021 and have a shielding letter
  • those who have an underlying condition aged 16 -17 at 31st March , who have a GP letter
  • a letter from your hospital specialist or your GP
  • an email or letter from your employer

If you have received multiple invitations, you only need to book once.

If you have received a letter from your GP inviting you to book a vaccination with them, you should contact them directly and not use this service to book your vaccination online.

Please note, you will be asked to show photo ID, proof of date of birth and your shielding letter (if this applies) when you arrive at the vaccination centre. If you are not in an eligible group, you will not be given your vaccination.

If you are in the underlying condition group you will need to bring your GP letter.

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