Children’s Services aims to promote the personal and social development of young people in Scilly by providing them with a range of opportunities aimed at engaging and empowering them as individuals.
Youth Hub provides regular sessions for young people living on the islands and SENsational Scilly is for children and young people with SEND.
Children’s Services work closely with local organisations that deliver formal and informal sessions to young people to assist them with fulfilling their legal responsibilities, providing appropriate resources, facilitating training and offering general guidance.
Prior to their transition to the mainland to continue their education or training, young people have a number of decisions to make which can be challenging for both student and parents/ carers. Children’s Services work closely with young people, families, schools and mainland colleagues to support young people and families through this transition.
Young people are active in helping to shape Youth Services and regular consultation exercises provide young people with the opportunity to express their views and be heard. Children’s Services support the work of UK Youth Parliament and facilitate the participation of Five Island Academy students.
The Youth Hub runs every Monday (in term time only) from 6.30pm-8.30pm in the Sports Hall and viewing gallery at Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre.
Once a month there will be activities which may happen on other areas around the Islands. Youth Hub is very much youth led and all activities are derived from young peoples choosing.
Youth Hub is for Year 7 and up and for further information please contact:
Tel: 01720 424492
All children and young people who are on the school SEND support register are invited to join SENsational Scilly, a monthly Saturday activity session and holiday activities for those aged 4 to 18 years.
SENsational Scilly activity sessions include games, TV, crafts snacks etc and there is a chance for everyone to plan future activities.
Boat access is funded by Children and Family Services for those children travelling from the off islands.
Please contact us for further information, if you would like to attend the sessions or If you need any access or support help, please let us know.