Children, youth & families

Our Children, Youth and Families Team works to advise, resource, train and equip people who work with children, youth and families in church, at school or at home.

Our Children, Youth & Families e-newsletter contains a snapshot of news, events and resources for those working with children, youth and families.  It’s free to sign up and to make sure you don’t miss the latest information everyone with an active role in their church should subscribe.

COVID-19 Guidelines

From 5th January 2021 the National Youth Agency confirm that the youth sector moves into RED in the readiness framework. **

  • Online and digital youth services
  • Detached local youth services
  • 1-2-1 sessions with vulnerable young people (indoors)
  • Support groups indoors and outdoors are permitted for vulnerable young people, max 15 per group + workers/leaders
  • Amateur team sports are not allowed
  • Baby and Toddler groups are currently not permitted. Support groups who are unable to operate by any other means can meet, see Early Years Alliance for details.
  • The Church of England has published a list of ‘Permitted Activities‘ which includes their advice on children and youth well as other activities

**Full National Youth Agency information is available in the NYA current guidance document. In particular it highlights differences between working with over 18 year olds and under 18 year olds.

If you are doing Sports Ministry or include sport in your youth work then read the latest government advice for grassroots sport

The latest Church of England updates can be found here.

Featured Ideas:

School & Church Working Together

There are a range of projects and resources which can help churches support schools as they support young people exploring faith.

School resources for Lent

A list of resources that you can adapt to your school’s context as you journey through the season of Lent together

Faith at Home with Kids & Youth

Resources to encourage and enable conversations about faith with your children at home.

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