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Wrexham Youth and Play Service

Welcome to Wrexham County Borough Council Youth and Play Service, in this section you will find information on:

About the Youth and Play Service

Wrexham Youth and Play Service provide a range of services under the themes of:

Community - Youth Clubs, Schools Youth Work, Play, Detached Youth Work and Outreach.

Health and Wellbeing – Inspire – Hospital Youth Work, In2Change - Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service, Outside In - Counselling, Info Shop, Contact Sexual Health Clinics, Healthy School and Pres School Schemes, Second Voice Advocacy and Nantyr Outdoor Education.

Performance and Support – Accreditation, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Participation, Learning & Development and Children’s University.

The Youth Service supports young people aged 11 to 25 years, providing both universal and targeted interventions. Relationships with young people are based on voluntary engagement and underpinned by the five pillars in Youth Work in Wales: Principles & Purposes. It provides a county-wide service using a variety of methods to engage with children and young people such as detached youth work, building based provision and outreach services. The four Centres of Excellence namely Coedpoeth, Llay, Ruabon and the Vic enable children and young people to have access to safe spaces in their leisure time that provide them with up to date technology and resources to promote out of hours learning. This provision of a modern flexible service reaches out to children and young people at times that suit them, in places where they want to be and enables them to achieve and enjoy non-formal and informal education opportunities.

Play Service

For further information on the Play service click on the following link: www.wrexham.gov.uk/play

Guiding Principles and Mission Statement

The guiding principles for modern day Youth and Play Services in Wrexham are:

‘ACHIEVING QUALITY YOUTH WORK EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN WREXHAM’