Diocese of Lincoln Children & Youth Service
Who We Are & What We Do
The Diocese of Lincoln Children & Youth Service seeks to support work with children & young people who are aged 0 to 19, and through its member groups seeks to deliver quality provision, so as to enable young people to Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve and Make a Positive Contribution.
This work is usually delivered at a local level, by Parishes, Deaneries, partnerships or independent projects including:
- Open youth clubs and drop ins
- Sunday Schools, mid week and holiday Clubs
- Bible study and prayer groups
- Work with ‘that group' hanging round the church porch or grave yard
- Uniformed groups such as the Church Lads' & Church Girls' Brigade
- Groups focused on Music, such as bands or singing groups
- Groups with a large element of service to the local community
- Projects focused on the Bishop's Youth Achievement Awards or Church Children's Achievement Awards, details & downloadable material at Tools for Children's and Youth Work
- Mixtures of any of the above and more, as long as it meets the need of local Children & Young People
All projects Registered or Affiliated to the Diocese of Lincoln Children & Youth Service accept a minimum Common Standard for the work that they do.
To support this work we provide:
- Training - for workers and young people. see Training for Children's and Youth Work
- Insurance - via the Diocesan/EIG group scheme. See Registration and Insurance of Children's Youth Work for information and forms.
- Resources - in soon to be launched Area Resource Centres, around the Diocese and Small grants
- Procedures - Why re-invent the wheel? All the documents, forms and fact sheets that you should need
- Achievement Awards - BYAAs provide a system of recognition for young people's service and achievement, whilst the CCAA provides a similar scheme for the 8-13 age band.
- Consultation and Guidance - on any aspect of working with young people, including 'Starting a New Piece of Work', 'Audit & Review' and 'Help - What do I DO!?'
- A process of consultation and involvement with young people.
- Quality Assurance - The Bishops' Best Practice Award in Children's Youth Provision provides both a check list and a method of recognition for all those involved in work with Children or Young People
- Information and Advice from issue and topic Packs and Child Youth Mailouts with news, views and Reviews and Recomendations to ideas for Arts Crafts Activities and Worship Faith Spirituality
- Tools for Children's and Youth Work
The Diocese of Lincoln is pleased to acknowledge financial assistance from
Lincolnshire County Council
The Diocese of Lincoln Children & Youth Service is a full member of the Lincolnshire Council for Voluntary Youth Services (LCVYS) - 'The Independent Voice of the Voluntary Youth Sector'. This means that groups in Lincolnshire may apply for maintenance grants from Lincolnshire County Council via LCVYS. LCVYS Grant form 2012 13
Opportunities & Activities for Young People
Green Reflections provides a number of workshops and activities for young people aged 13 - 25 during 2012 and 2013. There is the opportunity to learn a range of skills from Green Woodworking and Stonemasonry to Photography and Catering.
For more details contact:
Suzanne Starbuck 01522 504068 07850203281
Download a PDF leaflet/poster for either Young People of Workers.
Green Reflection YP Poster 2012 13 (Young People)
Green Reflection YW Poster 2012 13 (Youth Workers)
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Diocesan Participation Policy
Back in 1996, the following was written:
'The Vision is for a Church which takes young people seriously. It is a Church where young people fully and actively participate at every level.
Youth A Part Para 9.1
GS 1203 NS/CHP
Like most Visions, it takes time to be made reality - and some would argue that if our Vision is bounded by the Kingdom - on earth as in Heaven, then it will always be a work in progress! Well, we have taken another step along the way with the adoption of a Youth Participation Policy. To view or download a PDF version of the policy please go to:
Include Me In - Diocesan Participation Policy
A new interactive web site has been launched - www.yodl.org.uk - if you have got any brilliant ideas - contact Graham, the Acting Youth Anamateur.
Dave Rose CA,
Diocesan Children & Youth Officer
Parish Support & Projects Worker
Acting Youth Animateur (Participation & Youth Synods)
Edward King House