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 or Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, 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 www.sthelens.gov.uk/yaz to find the wide range of activities available for young people throughout St.Helens.

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Caption: Youth Services create a White Ribbon outside St.Helens Town Hall in support of the White Ribbon campaign - ending violence against Women and Children.