Youth Hubs

Growing up can have it’s challenges but there is support on hand at our Youth Hubs. These are friendly and accessible places that provide support to 11-24 year olds around:

  • Skills and employability
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Activities and groups delivered by the youth hub team

 

Visit one of our Youth Hubs to chat to our youth workers to find the help you need. Our youth workers can link with local groups and support.

Find your local Youth Hub below to find out what’s on offer through our What’s On Guides. You can also visit Community > Wakefield to discover more activities available across the district.

Pontefract & Knottingley and Castleford & Airedale Clusters Youth Hub

a warehouse building surrounded by grassland to the left and buildings to the right

The Hut

Kershaw Avenue,

Castleford,

WF10 3ES

01977 727622

Normanton & Featherstone and South East Clusters Youth Hub

Platform One

Wakefield Rd,

Hemsworth,

WF9 4AB

01977 727018

Wakefield Central & North West and South West Clusters Youth Hub

291392 WFT Family Hubs sign no text

West Parade

5 West Parade, Wakefield, WF1 1LT

01924 302665

Wakefield Youth Justice Service

Wakefield Youth Justice Service works with children aged 10-17 and their families where children are at risk of or involved in crime and anti-social behaviour. The service aims to help children to access education and positive activities as well as supporting families to help their children stay away from crime and make a successful transition to adulthood.

For more information about Youth Justice Services please visit Youth offending teams – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or for specific enquiries relating to Wakefield Youth Justice Service please call 01924 304155.

Youth Voice and Participation [Build Our Futures]

What is Build Our Futures (BOF)? 

Build Our Futures, is Wakefield’s main voice and participation group, supporting children and young people to have their say in the services and support they receive. 

Any child or young person, growing up in Wakefield district, can get involved. 

What do BOF do? 

  • Hold meetings 
  • Interview 
  • Provide training and record podcasts 
  • Review Services (mystery shop) 
  • Host summits 
  • Advise professionals 
  • Present our ideas 
  • Plan for the future 

Our groups 

Build Our Futures (BOF) Forum  

This group is made up of members from across Wakefield, meet to talk about district wide issues and work with Wakefield Council and partner agencies to help improve the futures of Wakefield’s children and young people. 

Age 11-19 (25 with SEND) 

Wakefield Youth Council /UKYP 

Members of the UK Youth Parliament are elected and use their voice to bring about social change. They work on local, regional, and national priorities, representing Wakefield. 

Age 11 -19 (25 with SEND) 

Children In Care Council & 16+ Care Leavers Forum 

These groups are for children in care and care leavers only (including SGO and kinship care). 

Age 11 – 25 

Shout Out for Change 

A group young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) aged 14 to 25. The group work to ensure their voices are heard on issues that affect them and to influence local and national decision-making. 

BOF Summits 

Build Our Futures host summits each year, in May and November, these are opportunities for children and young people, to celebrate, achievements, take part in activities and to meet with professionals to work on priorities together. 

Contact Us 

Email: Buildourfutures@wakefield.gov.uk 

Call: 01924 302116 

Text: 07920751202 

Hate Crime and Bullying

Hate crime – Wakefield Council

OMG to Bullying – Wakefield Safeguarding Children (wakefieldscp.org.uk)

Wakefield Respect Charter

Wakefield young people, ask that children, young people and adults are all a little kinder to each other, showing greater respect and acceptance.  Groups of young people from across the district were involved in the codesign of the charter and are asking that schools, and other organisations sign up to support the charter.

By signing up to the charter, you are agreeing to follow the principles, that have been outlined and challenge those who don’t.