Youth Engagement

We work hard with our partner agencies in St.Helens to improve perceptions of young people and to highlight their positive contributions. Only a small minority of young people get involved, or engage in anti-social behaviour. Sometimes this can be because they are not aware of how their behaviour can impact on others - such as hanging around in large groups on the street, or being loud in the neighbourhood by people's homes - this can cause residents distress and be perceived as anti-social behaviour.

Particularly through our St.Helens Council Youth Services, we work closely to support young people who are identified as at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour - this may be due to the group they associate with, or the risks they take and where necessary, we use tools such as Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, to monitor their behaviour and to challenge the cause.

St.Helens Council Youth Services offer positive, diversionary and fun activities for young people to get involved in - such as outdoor activities and sports sessions, DJ and music making classes, baking sessions, bike-maintenance programmes, use of swimming and leisure facilities and volunteering in the Community.

For more information, please visit to find the wide range of activities available for young people throughout St.Helens.