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  April 2017



NCS Team Assistant required

We are looking to recruit a committed individual into our team to deliver our Summer 2017 NCS programme.

The dates are from July 10th until 4th August 2017 plus training dates tbc.


The Team Assistant will be required to support a team 15-17 year olds through the whole programme and will be supported by a Team Leader and Project Coordinator.


We are looking for a dynamic,confident person with experience of leading groups of young people and the ability to both motivate them and command respect.


For full job description please contact Victoria Muir on 01524 65106 or via email on


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Enterprise start up Scheme


How much can your club generate from a £20 start-up donation?


Aim: To develop an enterprise scheme using a £20 start-up donation from LABGC to generate funding for own club.


Vision: Clubs are donated £20 from LABGC to start up their own in house enterprise scheme to generate funds for their own club over the period 17th April – 16th June 2017.

The clubs can use their ‘start up’ donation in any legal way to maximise the returns during this period. We would also like to see them have community involvement to help raise the profile of their club. We will post out ideas on how to use their £20 to maximise their profits.


The winners of the scheme will be judged on 4 criteria:
Profit (Total - £20)
Community Involvement
Date:  17th April – 16th June 2017


Entry deadline 31st March. For more information please contact Andy Gunn on 01524 65106 or email


Building Better Opportunites

Building Better Opportunities - Invest in Youth

This is a new project that will support young people who are aged 15-24 and who are unemployed or economically inactive and not engaged in study.


To deliver this programme Selnet have formed a partnership of 45 mostly community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations across Lancashire who will work directly with each participant providing a range of guidance and information.


LABGC will be taking referrals for this programme from clubs and individuals across Lancashire and we will be working directly with 4 young people a year offering additional support and training. Our direct partners on this project are Rathbones and Barnardos who will provide one to one support, for young people addressing a range of often complex barriers that are specific to this age group. 


If you know someone who is aged 15-24 and who might benefit from Invest in Youth, then please contact Lou Andrews at LABGC for further information and help on 01524 65106 or email


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New staff join the team at the Mill

We are very happy to announce that we have a new team member at Ormside Mill who will be helping Phil run all the activities up there.


Rob Bond has recently started with us and is very much looking foward to meeting you all on the numerous bookings we have from now till the end of summer.


Ormside Mill now has it's own mini bus and is able to collect groups for bookings up there if transport is an issue for you. For further information on the bus and Mill please contact Phil Longbottom on 01768 351131 or email


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Dance taster sessions and classes

If you are looking to offer something new to your club then Louise could have the answer. This one off dance session give’s your members the opportunity to try dance in a fun and enjoyable environment.


This taster session is the perfect stepping stone to our three and five week courses which further explore dance and hip hop.


This session will be 2 hours long and will be delivered within your desired location. Time and dates are flexible to suit your club and this can be further discussed upon your enquiry. Cost per session is £30

For further information and bookings contact us on 01524 65106 or email or

Book now to avoid disappointment!


Sports2Go Activities

Looking for fun, healthy activities to challenge young peple at your club?

Look no further than Sports2Go!


We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities which young people can get involved with. These include favourites such as pillow bashing and 'the cube' to many others including archery, dance classes and a wide variety of sports (including football, volleyball, soft tennis and many others).


These activities are all led by our own fully-qualified and experienced members of staff. Why not try our new Bounce Fitness sessions with Louise and see if you can bounce your way to being fit!


For more information or to book an activity please contact us on 01524 65106 or email


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TrailBlazers is our mountain bike programme. We offer a two session course, which comprises of basic bike checks and skill development which can be delivered at your club. This is followed by a trail riding session at Gisburn Forest which further develops the skills learnt in the first session.

LABGC supplies all the mountain bikes and relevant technical equipment for this activity but requires two support workers to be present.


If you are interested in booking TrailBlazers, contact Victoria on 01524 65106 or by email


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NABGC 5aside Football Championships

This event will be taking place on Saturday 10th June at Trafford Sports Dome,Trafford Way, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 8DD.
Cost—£25 per team.

Teams must be members of NABGC and must have permission to take part from their local county NABGC member. Maximum of TWO teams per county. 


Please obtain & return the entry form to along with your entry fee (cheques payable to NABGC) no later than Tuesday 30th May 2017. Any entries submitted after that date will not be eligible. 

NABGC Table Tennis Tournament

The NABGC Table Tennis Tournament will be taking place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at Deans Sport and Leisure at Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5HQ


With many of our participants being champions in their own right, we are going to have a fantastic day of table tennis and meeting many other young people and volunteers from around the UK.


Participants must register at the Reception Desk by 10.30am, the cost is £7 per entry.The finals are scheduled to start at 11.00am.


For more information please contact Victoria Muir on 01524 65106 or email



Aspiring Leaders Programme

A unique opportunity to develop into a Community Leader


The Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP) was created in 2011 to develop leadership potential within our local communities. Brathay Trust, in partnership with the University of Cumbria and Common Purpose, have successfully delivered two ALP programmes, with ALP3 now scheduled to run from 2017‐2020.


This is a once in a lifetime chance for the leaders of tomorrow to develop with funding from the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust (FCSCT) covering most of the costs involved.


For further information please see the link below.


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Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week course that will make you more confident, motivated and able to work with others. You’ll gain qualifications and it won’t even cost you anything to take part.


What’s stopping you?


If you’re aged between 16 and 25 find out
more by contacting:

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service – Prince’s Trust
Morecambe Fire Station
Westgate, Morecambe, LA4 4TA
Tel / Fax: 01524 413358
Team Leader Mobile: 07900 268708
Programme Support Worker Mobile: 07799 114688, 


Second Chance - new show for Channel 4

Did you misss out on the GCSE grades you wanted? Are yo 16-18, would you like to travel the world and get the best education money can buy?


The If any of your young people fit this bill then channel 4 are looking for 5 teens who will embark on a 6 month scholarship programme at India’s most elite boarding school The Doon School, popularly referred to as the ‘Eton of India’.


They’ll get to experience academic excellence, ‘away from distractions’, giving them the best possible chance to succeed. At the end of their stay they’ll return home, resit exams and see if they can better their grades. This series is about teenagers who aren’t ready to give up, and are prepared to travel across the world in pursuit of a second chance.


We are working to Channel 4's strict guidelines on engaging with under 18's. I’ve included a link to these guidelines below.  If you are interested and for more information please contact Naked Entertainment on 07850 099 613 or email


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Safeguarding Children from Sexting

More and more children and teens are engaging in or being affected by sexting. With more
young people having access to phones and social media accounts, it is becoming easier for
them to send and receive explicit messages and images.

Sexting means sending sexually explicit messages and/or suggestive images, such as nudes. While the name suggests that this is only done via text messages, these types of messages can be sent via any messaging service, including emails and social media.


This also means that sexts can be sent or received via a number of electronic devices, such as smart -phones, tablets and laptops. A guide for parents and youth club organisers has been put together to help mak everyone aware of this issue and how best to prevent it.


Please see the link below for full document.


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Child, young person, family and community practice development group

Work with children, young people, families and communities is as important as ever. Yet resources seem to be stretched tighter than ever, and the range of issues people face ever more complex. With restricted time and resources it can be easy for sectors to work in silos as there is limited time to conduct core business, let alone work with others.

The child, young person, family and community practice development group is an open and inclusive group who strive to achieve the opposite. By working together we believe that we can achieve more than we can alone. By bringing together young people, students, practitioners, leaders and managers, commissioners, academics and researchers, we can develop and exchange knowledge that will enhance what we all do.

We have different courses, training and education seminars taking place over the next few months. For full details and dates please contact Tracy Cowle on


LCC CYP&F Update

Children centres and the Young People's Service (YPS) have merged to form Lancashire County Council's Wellbeing, Prevention & Early Help Service (WPEHS).  This service will work with children & young people aged 0 -19 (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties or disabilities) and their families.

The aim of the service is to identify as early as possible when vulnerable children, young people or families would benefit from targeted family support, long before issues become a problem and to have a positive impact on improving outcomes for them. 

Our new structure will divide Lancashire into 5 localities who will have a dedicated Locality Manager, each of the Locality Manager's will oversee a number of districts that will be managed by Team Leaders.

Locality Managers
Lesley Morville Burnley & Pendle
Nighat Parveen Rossendale, Hyndburn & Ribble Valley
Tim Grose Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire
Ellie Waide Preston
Judith Thomas Lancaster, Fylde and Wyre


Team Leaders
Sue Hopkinson  Burnley Debs Cardwell Pendle
Alison Lorente Hyndburn Stephanie Shorrocks Ribble Valley
Gillian Lander   Rossendale Joanne Latham Chorley
Joanne McGrath South Ribble Laura Davidson West Lancs
Christine Nuttall Preston Wenda Tyrer Lancaster
Rachel Green Wyre John Tully Fylde


Request for Support

Access to services from WPEHS is via a request for support form.  This will allow the service to analyse the request and ensure that it is allocated correctly. It also ensures that any assessment/s (CAF) are in place to accompany the request.

Request for support form can be found on the Children's Trust website , complete and send to the central WPEHS mailbox


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The WPEHS also offer a free advice and support helpline that runs from 2pm to 10pm every day of the year.  It is aimed at young people age 12 – 19 (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties or disabilities)


Here are some of the issues they can help with:
• Problems at home/school
• Jobs and training
• Apprenticeships
• Staying Safe online
• Sex and Health
• Relationships
• Mental Health
• Self-Harm
• Bullying
• Drugs and alcohol

TalkZone can be accessed by any of the methods below:

TEXT    07786 511111
CALL    0800 511111

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