SAFE SPACES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
“We believe that every neighbourhood should have a welcoming space where young people feel safe to connect, participate and build positive relationships”
Safe Spaces for Young People is a developing network of drop-in Youth Projects across Birmingham that provide regular open access Safe Spaces for young people based in their local community. The concept came from local youth workers wanting to resource and increase youth provision across the city. We currently have over 70 Safe Spaces across the city.
Each Safe Space will be different depending on the context in which it is located and the people running it. These spaces might be buildings, parks or sports clubs. The network is held together by core values and principles to which each Safe Space will sign up.
Each Safe Space will have their own Coordinator acting as a point of contact, connecting with other local Safe Spaces and being part of the network.
We are currently trialing a ‘Cluster’ model to connect local Safe Spaces and also exploring delivering ‘Introduction to Young & Community Work’ courses within Clusters.
We believe that every neighbourhood should have a welcoming space where young people feel safe to connect, participate and build positive relationships