Play and Young People

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Sources of help to those setting up or running play or youth provision


SSDC's Play and Youth pages



Somerset County Council Youth & Community Service - Their mission is to help create a youth sector where Somerset's young people have their voices heard and have access to services which are coherent, sustainable and high quality. To do this they provide professional support to community and independent groups to enable them to provide good quality informal learning and development opportunities that help young people aged 11-19 reach their full potential.


UK Youth- The UK's largest national body for the Youth sector delivering informal education opportunities for young people aged 9 to 25, giving young people a voice, creating inspiring and innovative national programmes and supporting youth organisations across the UK.


Ambition- Ambition is the leading youth charity, reaching half a million young people every year across the UK. They help meet the needs of young people through a diverse network of 3,500 youth clubs, community projects, local authorities and housing associations. Their programmes enable young people to do better at school, find employment and improve their health and wellbeing by developing confidence, life skills and resilience.


Somerset Play Forum - Somerset Play Forum works to support play provision across Somerset

Play England - Play England's vision is for England to be a country where everybody can fully enjoy their right to play throughout their childhood and teenage years, as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 31 and the Charter for Children's Play. It does this through campaigning, projects, training and services, projects and policy work and networking.