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Happy New Year 2017... As we return to work and the grind of the everyday, I thought I would review an article I wrote for Children England on devolution in 2016.

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Welcome to Young Lancashire


Young Lancashire is a registered charity, established in 1923 for local voluntary organisations working with children, young people and families. We work in partnership with ONE Lancashire and we provide a range of support services to our members, including lastest news, regular e-bulletins, information and advice, events and specialist support products; for full details see Membership services section below. These products, which are available direct from this website (but are only accessible to members when logged in), include, free policy templates, 1:1 support on funding applications, accredited quality assurance and business plans. Join today online: Sign Up! You can download a membership application pack here or, if you prefer complete your application online.


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Lancashire County Council (LCC) received an unsatisfactory OFSTED inspection last year for its Children’s Services.  This requires certain measures to be put in place to enable continuous improvement prior to the next inspection, as well as scrutiny of progress made, a key requirement of which was the formation of an Improvement Board.  

Change Squad

UK Youth is proud to announce the launch of its amazing new programme Change Squad which provides young people from 12-20 years old from rural and disadvantaged background to get involved in social action. The programme will provide 150 Change Squad teams with up to £400 of funding to enable them to start out on their social action journey and develop fantastic ideas and projects that solve local issues. 

Children's Social Care - partner survey

Lancashire’s Children’s Social Care Improvement Board is working hard to improve the way we support and protect vulnerable children. To achieve this it is important that Lancashire County Council's children's social care works effectively with a range of other partners.
The link below takes you to a questionnaire which has been agreed by the Improvement Board and which it is intended will provide a snapshot of the current relationship between children's social care and those partners working alongside them.
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Membership Services


Young Lancashire is a registered charity, established in 1923 for local voluntary organisations working with children, young people and families. Organisations may join Young Lancashire as Full or Associate members. Full membership is for local groups that require support services such as advice and guidance on policies and procedures and DBS (formerly CRB) checks, whereas Associate membership is only for larger organisations that have their own HR, DBS checks, policies and training functions.

Membership Benefits Scheme 2015-16

Young Lancashire operates a membership benefits scheme. Full members receive discounts on fees plus an annual allocation of coupons redeemable against products and services on offer (see tables below). To access our resources, services or products your organisation must be a member and the organisation's main contact must be logged to this website. When you are logged in you will be able to see three new sections; Resources; Products and Events and activities with prices set dependent on whether your organisation is a Full or Associate member. Only Full members (main contacts) are issued with redeemable coupons.

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Our services are accessible to all organisations working with children and young people across Lancashire, who join as Full or Associate members, for which membership fees are not charged. Associates do not benefit from the discounts available to Full Members, and may only access our services on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. All members have access to a range of basic resources, which includes standard policy templates; covering governance, child protection, health & safety, equal opportunities and insurance requirements, together with regular information e-bulletins at no charge.

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Resources, Products and Services Full members (prices plus VAT) Associate members (prices plus VAT)
Information E-Bulletins Free Free
Policy Templates (Online) Free Free
Processing DBS (formerly CRB) Checks £10 (plus any DBS charge) £15 (plus any DBS charge)
Training events £35 per person £50 per person
1:1 Support Session (up to 3 participants) £75 per session £90 per session
Bespoke training at your premises (up to 12 participants) £150 half day £175 half day
£250 full day £275 full day
Full members are provided with a number of coupons to redeem against products and services on the website. To access, redeem coupons or make payment the main contact of the member organisation must first login to their Young Lancashire website account - login here Full members may also access the Young Lancashire Bursary Award Scheme, which provides grants of up to £250 per young person. 1:1 Support Session areas: Each session lasts for up to 3 hours and is supported by generic template documents covering the following areas: Policy and Procedures, Development; Bid Writing; Business Planning; Quality Assurance (First Steps to Quality and PQASSO Mentoring).
Full member – coupon allocation Redeemable with Benefit
5 Coupons at £10 each DBS Checks  Saving £20
6 Coupons at £35 each Training events  Saving £210


Youth Work Training Courses

Level of Training Fees per candidate per course
Youth Work Training (Introductory level) £275
Youth Work Training (Level 2) £700
Youth Work Training (Level 3) £900

Youth Work training courses, meeting the national QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework), can be arranged for groups of up to 12 candidates (minimum of 8) by organisations wishing to train their staff. If your organisation would like to place an order for a Youth Work training course please contact the office: 01772 556127 or email: Office 

Any surplus, which may be earned from income generated through the provision of Membership Services, may be allocated towards the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary.

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Supported by and working in partnership with; Lancashire County Council, Big Assist and One Lancashire.