Saltash Town Council has budgeted £40,000 for the provision of youth work services in Saltash.
The Town Council is inviting proposals from suitable organisations for the partial or whole delivery of this service. Each organisation commissioned will be expected to work in partnership with other agencies, including saltash.net, Cornwall College, Police, Housing (inc. ASB Officer), CAMHS, Youth Offending Team, Targeted Youth Support and Saltash Youth Council.
1. Service is to support young people resident in the Saltash area and to be focused on those who are in particular need of help.
2. Service to include 30 detached youth work sessions. Detached youth work to include actively seeking to identify and provide support to young people not engaging with youth services.
3. Service to include at least two nights a week open access youth provision.
4. Service to provide single issue work with groups of young people depending on issues identified by Saltash Team for Youth.
5. All delivery to be led by professionally qualified (JNC) youth workers.
6. All youth workers, youth support workers and volunteers to receive professional supervision.
7. Delivery agency(ies) to have all relevant policies and procedures in place to ensure the protection of all young people they work with.
8. All staff and volunteers to be subject to enhanced DBS checks.
9. Delivery agency(ies) to implement mechanisms for young people to guide service delivery.
10. Delivery agency(ies) to secure match funding equal to the amount received by Saltash Town Council.
Measuring the Service Performance
Delivery agencies will be required to record and report the following outputs/outcomes:
1. Number of detached youth work sessions run.
2. Number of open access sessions run.
3. Number of single-issue programmes run.
4. Number of young people engaged with (defined as 3 or more hours of engagement).
5. Number of young people receiving individual or group support.
6. Number of young people helped into or back into education, training or work.
7. Number of young people with measurable distance travelled.
8. Number of young people referred to youth workers from other organisations (e.g. school/college/police/etc.).
9. Number of volunteer support worker hours.
10. Match funding secured.