Who we are?
We are a Group called “Rhyl Youth Group” our group has been established thanks to the support of local young people and adults working together over the past few years building confidence of young people and creating the space for young people to become involved in delivering services for themselves, we have a committee and advisory members from the Police, youth workers, community workers, residents and organisations such as Street Games UK, Sported and receive training from groups such as ALW & Empower be the change who are helping us grow and develop. We have been running in West Rhyl for a number of years and recently moved into the new Brighter Futures Building. We are members of the CWVYS and a registered doorstep sports club with Street Games and member of Sported.
We are currently changing our vision along with rewording our strategic and specific aims
Our mission is to support young people in Rhyl, especially those who need us most. We will run activities and projects to enable everyone to realise their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
For young people by young people.
This is our group, with adults helping and guiding us… We hope you will love it!
What people are saying
“I just like the charity as a whole and the fact that no one is seen as different, kids love it”
“This should be on 7 days a week, Youth ASB has dropped to almost zero when your open”
North Wales Police
“A safe, informal space for local youths, offering varied and vibrant sessions… I love it”
Street Games Wales
Can anyone join in?
YES! As long as your aged between 7 and 17 your welcome, just come along and meet us, if you feel a bit shy or nervous one of our workers will help you get involved and introduce you to others .
Everything is free, and you can choose what activities to join in on, there is no pressure, it’s very informal. We also provide free refreshments and fruit until supplies run out!
Who runs these sessions?
Our sessions are run by a mix of young people and adults.
The young people are those who have been involved with our group for a while and those who want to help, we offer training and support to all those helping to run the sessions. The adults are parents, youth workers, community workers, police, sports officers and many others who can offer their skills.
What about Parents & Carers
Everyone is welcome to come along and see what we do and ask any questions on an initial visit, all parents are asked “not to stay while we play” however if your child has support needs then please mention this to us and you will be able to stay.
At the same time we can also answer any questions you may have. We welcome also parents volunteering with us, if this is of interest please get in touch
What else can we do?
We are VERY keen for more young people to get involved in, not just enjoying our activities but also training up to help run them, we have access to leadership, coaching, youth work and many other types of courses you can sign up to.
What systems are in place?
We try to, as much as possible keep our activities safe, without too much red tape and bureaucracy. We have our own liability Insurance, rules developed by members that people must follow and staff/volunteers trained in First Aid, Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Coaching and Conflict Resolution and Youth Work.
Our staff and volunteers have Enhanced DBS checks and must undertake a veriety of training courses and register with the EWC (Education Workforce Council). We regularly review our safeguarding policy and procedures using NSPCC’s “are they safe” process and other frameworks to ensure we deliver safe and robust services. If you have any questions please email, phone or visit us, we will always try to be open and transparent and help whenever possible.