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.
The National Youth Agency* confirm that from Step 3 the Readiness Level is YELLOW.
In summary, subject to action plans and risk assessments:
*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.
The Church of England has published a list of ‘Permitted Activities’ which includes their advice on children and youth work as well as other activities.
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.
For advice from the Diocese on Parent and Toddler groups please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest.
In this section:
Digital Youthwork and Safeguarding
During the current situation there has been a rapid increase in the number of organisations moving activities online. It is important that all who work with young people online adhere to safeguarding best practice. We have brought a range of resources together to help you think through the issues.Read More
Contact the Children, Youth & Families Team
We aim to encourage and empower churches, schools, workers and volunteers to build intentional and relational connections that grow their involvement and discipleship opportunities for children, young people and their familiesRead More
The resource centre is now OPEN for click and collect on Thursday's. Please contact Liz Dawes for booking and Covid-safe procedures.Read More
Grants to support working with children & young people
Grants available for existing projects or new ventures with a missional purpose, and for the discipleship of young people.Read More
Events & training
Events, training sessions, residentials, conferences and more to support work with children, young people and families.Read More
Highlight your parish's commitment to the community, children and young people, and those working with children, young people and families.Read More
Degree in Youth Ministry
A training scheme for undergraduates based on the BA honours degree in Theology, Ministry & Mission offered by Ridley Hall, Cambridge.Read More
Children & Communion
Regulations, forms, certificates and resources for admitting children to communion before confirmation.Read More
Related content elsewhere on the website:
We offer professional business cards at a low cost to clergy, licensed lay ministers, children's & youth workers and those who have a specific roles in their deanery.Read More
A range of games and links to fun resources for children and young people; made available through the Mission Hub.Read more
The Horstead Centre is the Diocese of Norwich's residential activity centre, based in the Old Rectory at Horstead on the edge of the Norfolk Broads.Read More
ID badges & lanyards
Having an official ID card - particularly when going into schools - can be helpful in enabling others to quickly build trust with you.Read More
Ministry Experience Scheme
If you are aged 18-30 why not spend a year serving God through the Ministry Experience Scheme.Read More
Our Mission Enablers work alongside those actively engaged in parish ministry to facilitate local mission.Read More
Search and discover resources which enable the church's mission to make disciples, show God's love to all and tell others about Jesus. Filter results by category, age group, keywords and more.Read More