Profiles

Barnstaple

What do we know about young people in Barnstaple?

  • Barnstaple has 5 areas in the most deprived LSOA quartile and one in the most deprived 10% of the country
  • 16.7% of pupils in Barnstaple have Free School meals compared to a UK average of 18.2% eligible for FSM in 2012
  • 551 children have special education needs
  • Barnstaple has higher rates of admission to a hospital bed as a consequence of self harm in comparison to the rest of the County for young people
  • School exclusions in Barnstaple are amongst the highest in the county
  • 15.7% of children 0-15 are benefits dependent compared to 12.4% for the County
  • 9% of young people in substance misuse treatment in Devon come from Barnstaple.

Third sector agencies working in Barnstaple

  • Community Action South West –Forches Community Association
  • North Devon Women’s Aid
  • Refuge and floating support
  • Petroc Family Planning
  • CLIC Sargent
  • WAND Mental Health telephone support line
  • Sahara Project
  • South West Family Support
  • Project SEARCH
  • Pathfields Activity Club
  • Hollow Lane Club
  • North Devon Deaf Childrens Society
  • Contact a Family
  • Shine
  • Carewize –
  • Little Bump, Big Bump (Young Parents)
  • Young Fathers Network
  • The Hangout Youth Club – North Devon Homes Forches Youth Club
  • Its 4 YOU – youth group for young people with disabilities
  • Sunrise – DYS supported festival
  • Barnstaple Town Marching Band
  • Young Generation Theatre Group
  • North Devon All Starz
  • Barnstaple Majorettes
  • Cadet Forces
  • Childrens Summer Club
  • Petroc Open Doors Courses
  • Street Champions
  • Sport Clubs
  • Army, Air, Sea
  • Scouts/Adventure Scouts
  • Youth Band
  • St. Johns Ambulance
  • Girls Brigade
  • Guides/Brownies
  • Barnstaple Youth House
  • Young Devon (Housing Support/Dreamcatchers)
  • Young Parents Cafe – which is funded by Action for Children as a part of the Young Fathers Network, for young parents (with a focus on dads) up to age 25. A partnership project with Devon Youth Service
  • Parent Support Group – led by Barnstaple Learning Community.
  • Reach 2 Aim – a support group for young care leavers, partnership DCC Permanence and Transitions Team and Devon Youth Service (inc. participation team).
  • JAM Wednesday – Led by DCC Foster Care Team in partnership with Devon Youth Service (participation team).
  • Young Devon – Co-habit in our youth centre and deliver the following services from here Dreamcatchers (supporting young care leavers), Supported Lodging Scheme and the new Skills and Employability Project (for 16 to 18 year olds).
  • Outreach work at Pilton and Park Schools – led by Devon Youth Service.
  • Fremington Youth Club – led by Devon Youth Service.
  • Local Youth Network Funding Panel – led by Devon Youth Service.
  • Open Access Youth Clubs – for young people aged 13to 19 – led by Devon Youth Service.
  • Sounds Positive – Young people writing positive news stories about young people/ young peope’s issues – partnership Learning South West and Devon Youth Service.
  • to 1 Support with Young People Excluded from School – led by Community Action South West.
  • C-Card condom distribution scheme – Led by Devon Youth Service.
  • UK Youth Parliament – Area Team Meetings (led by Devon Youth Service participation team).

Public sector agencies working in Barnstaple

  • JACAT/SAC
  • Inclusions and Reintegration team
  • North Devon DPLS Integrated Children Services
  • Public Health Nursing
  • CAMHS
  • YOT
  • YSmart
  • Further response teams
  • North Devon Coast AONB
  • Babcock Psychology Service
  • DYS Outreach (Pilton and Park schools)
  • Fremington Youth Club – DYS Provision
  • YISP
  • George’s Youth Centre
  • Georgies – Barnstaple Young People Centre (DYS)
  • Jam Wednesday (with foster care team)
  • Young Parents Café (with Action for Children)
  • Parent Support Group (with Barnstaple Learning Community)
  • Local Youth Network Funding Panel
  • Aim 2 Reach –
  • Media Group with Learning South West

Following face to face feedback from Devon Youth Service Staff and comments on the web site the information on this page has been updated.

7 comments on “Barnstaple

  1. Jed |

    I have been coming to Georgies Youth Centre for over 4 years, Devon Youth Service have helped me personally by making me who I am today. If I did not come to the youth service, I would still be at home worried to come out and see people. But now I have a well paid job and a really good social life. By being a part of the youth service it has helped me to get a job because of the skills I have got from the projects I have done.

  2. Karenza |

    I have attended Georgies Youth Centre for 3 years, it has helped me by getting to know other people with the help of members of staff. It has been very good for me and I have always had a lot to do when I was here. It is like a home to me and I would be lost without it. I would like it to stay open if it can.

  3. Grant Edwards |

    The information on here is still full of inacuracies and there are service updates that need to be shared.
    From the top;
    Forches Community Association and Community Action South West are separate organisations.
    As Sue Wallis states; North Devon Women’s Aid is now called North Devon Against Domestic Abuse (refuge and floating support is what they provide).
    Young Father’s Network funding ends in 2 weeks time we (Devon Youth Service) work in partnership with them in Barnstaple from Georgies Youth Centre.
    There are organisations on the list that don’t deliver services directly to young people themselves in the area such as CLIC Sargent which is a charity shop.

    I would also like to add that the following services are hosted or delivered from here at Georgies Youth Centre, delivered directly by us (Devon Youth Service), by the lead organisation and/or working in partnership with us. Some of the services are targeted, some are universal, all support young people (upto the age of 25) and/or their families:-

    Young Parents Cafe – which is funded by Action for Children as a part of the Young Fathers Network, for young parents (with a focus on dads) upto age 25. A partnership project with Devon Youth Service.

    Parent Support Group – led by Barnstaple Learning Community.

    Reach 2 Aim – a support group for young care leavers, partnership DCC Permanence and Transitions Team and Devon Youth Service (inc. participation team).

    JAM Wednesday – Led by DCC Foster Care Team in partnership with Devon Youth Service (participation team).

    Young Devon – Co-habit in our youth centre and deliver the following services from here Dreamcatchers (supporting young care leavers), Supported Lodging Scheme and the new Skills and Employability Project (for 16 to 18 year olds).

    Outreach work at Pilton and Park Schools – led by Devon Youth Service.

    Fremington Youth Club – led by Devon Youth Service.

    Local Youth Network Funding Panel – led by Devon Youth Service.

    Open Access Youth Clubs – for young people aged 13to 19 – led by Devon Youth Service.

    Sounds Positive – Young people writing positive news stories about young people/ young peope’s issues – partnership Learning South West and Devon Youth Service.

    1 to 1 Support with Young People Excluded from School – led by Community Action South West.

    C-Card condom distribution scheme – Led by Devon Youth Service.

    UK Youth Parliament – Area Team Meetings (led by Devon Youth Service participation team).

  4. Christine Brennan |

    Universal provision is essential to ensure that some young people do not end up needing more expensive, longer term, targeted provisions because their needs weren’t met at an early stage.

  5. Susan Wallis |

    North Devon Women’s Aid was re-branded North Devon Against Domestic Abuse over 18 months ago to better reflect the service it offers.

  6. Frances Walsh |

    North Devon Homes has worked with young people in Forches and Yeo Valley since 2009, in 2012 we extended that work to Ilfracombe and currently engage with 269 young people aged 6 to 18 years. We would hope that these young people will have a voice in this process as a significant number do not engage with current young people’s services or there is not a provision out there for them.

  7. Grant Edwards |

    Georgies Youth Centre is the DCC Youth Service facility in Barnstaple it is not 3rd sector. Young Devon (YES (Youth Enquiry Service)) is no longer funded and has ceased to operate. ‘Barnstaple Youth House’ is a registered charity and therefore a voluntart organisation