WAYC was established over 60 years ago to support and develop groups that work with children and young people. We know that sometimes groups need a bit of help to make sure that they are safe, engaging and running effectively. Our values are:

Are you a group or organisation that works with children and/or young people ?

Are you hoping to set up a group in your area ?

We can help you with:
  • Setting up a new group (all the legalities, policies and procedures and things to know)
  • DBS checks
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Working with a Board of Trustees
  • Fundraising
  • Supporting Volunteers
  • Recruiting and Supporting Staff
  • Best Practice
Our staff team regularly supports and advises communities or agencies that are looking to establish youth groups or projects in their localities. We help with staff and volunteer development and undertake consultation activities with young people to better understand their wants and needs. We have over 100 youth groups affiliated to us and provide support to many more. Recognising that each group is different and works in different areas with different needs, we ensure that our support is bespoke to each organisation. The starting point is a conversation.

open quote WAYC was highly influential in getting Wolvey Youth Club up and running, giving advice and support on all aspects – policies, grant applications and opportunities.
Without support from WAYC the process would have been too complex for voluntary workers. WAYC have helped throughout the process and continue to offer great support and notify of excellent opportunities for young people. open quote

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Please get in touch: becky.salter@wayc.org.uk 01926 450156
In the past year, we have supported more than 46 youth groups directly including helping them raise over £80,000 of funds to develop their great work.