young people

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12 Surrey youth centres handed over to the voluntary, community and faith sector

An exciting new era of youth activities is starting in Surrey: Surrey County Council is working in partnership with local organisations to bring its youth centres back to life. Management of 12 youth centres has now been handed over to the voluntary, community and faith sector, with a further 10 centres due to be transferred … Continue reading

VIDEO: Young people urged to apply for highways roles after impressing on trial scheme

A trial scheme to arm vulnerable young people with the skills to launch a highways career proved so successful that all six have been asked to apply for apprenticeships or jobs. Among those successfully completing the course, which included training on machinery and team building exercises, were people classed as NEET – not in employment, education … Continue reading

Surrey launches drive to recruit more children’s social workers

Social workers are being offered incentive payments of up to £15,000 as part of the county council’s efforts to attract more to work in Surrey. New recruits to Surrey’s children’s services will receive £7,000 spread over the first four years of working for the council. On top of a £2,000 starter payment, they will get … Continue reading

Surrey closes in on filling 2,000 apprentice roles

A Surrey County Council drive to create apprenticeships is closing on giving 2,000 young people a leg up on the career ladder in just over three years. The authority launched the apprentice push in July 2012 and by last February more than 1,500 roles had been filled. Now, with National Apprenticeship Week in full swing, … Continue reading

Successes for young people

Cabinet Member for Children and Learning Linda Kemeny has set out key successes after Surrey County Council launched an innovative way of improving young people’s services. At a meeting of the Cabinet to sign off plans to continue the approach, she highlighted that Surrey: has the fewest young people classed as not in education, employment and training … Continue reading

Young people benefit to tune of more than £100,000

Young people in Runnymede will benefit to the tune of more than £100,000 after Surrey County Council unlocked funds from a trust. The authority has awarded £71,000 for projects in the area to The Community Foundation for Surrey and the charity will top it up to £101,0000. Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Safety … Continue reading

Surrey School Games launch creative arts competition

P&G Surrey School Games hopes to follow last year’s Olympic success with a sport inspired art, creative writing and photography competition. The contest is open to seven to 16 year olds who are asked to create work inspired by the spirit of the Games values, which are respect, self belief, determination, honesty, passion, teamwork. Last … Continue reading

Surrey’s Symonds takes on national roles

Surrey County Council’s Garath Symonds has been appointed to two key National Youth Agency roles. The council’s Assistant Director for Young People joins the Board of Trustees and becomes the chair of the Education and Training Standards Committee. Mr Symonds, who started his career as a residential social worker, joined Surrey in 2009 from Lambeth Council and has … Continue reading

Epsom and Ewell given stronger role in running young people’s services

Surrey County Council has given Epsom and Ewell Borough Council a stronger role in running local services for young people. Following a commitment by the county’s leader David Hodge that services for residents should be provided at the most appropriate level, Epsom and Ewell will take responsibility for activities for young people in the area. … Continue reading


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