For over 70 years, Oxfordshire Youth has been the backbone of this county’s youth sector.
We are deeply committed to meeting the changing needs of grassroots organisations working with children and young people aged 0 to 25 and our impact includes the provision of career enhancing training.
We take pride in our history of providing support for a large and gloriously diverse community. Together with the members of our Changemaker network we reach over 26,000 young people.
“It was great to think about our values and the impact they have on our conversations with young people”.
“I loved it!”.
“Our trainer was brilliant”.
“Lower cost training was crucial to us”.
“The trainer delivered our session with energy and knowledge”.
“The training was really interactive, with a personalised approach”.
“A great opportunity”.
Oxfordshire Youth celebrates the expertise and exemplary practice of everyone involved in the youth work sector. You are the drivers of positive change. And to make meaningful differences in the lives of those you work with, you need brilliant training. From youth workers to volunteers, trustees to children and young adults’ staff, you are there supporting young people, enabling employees and educating families and carers.
Engage with us for career enriching experiences that allow you to bring the best possible version of yourself to your work and deliver top outcomes for the children and young people you support.
To find out more, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining our Changemaker Network connects you with over 200 other voluntary sector organisations and unlocks a host of benefits.
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The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.
If you are volunteering or applying for paid work with children, or to work in a regulated activity with adults, then you will need a DBS check.
DBS checks are easy, once you understand the reasons for the questions you will be asked.
The information that you provide on your DBS application establishes your identity. It provides enough details for checks to be made, so that employers can be as confident as possible that they are recruiting safely.
We offer bespoke training to our Changemakers in filling out these forms and avoiding the most common mistakes. This is especially useful for organisations that recruit a lot of volunteers or staff.
As part of our package for youth-focused organisations in Oxfordshire that sign up to the Changemaker Network, we will waive our administration fee for the first five DBS applications you submit saving your organisation £10 per DBS check.
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Firstly, to reduce mistakes – please read the front page! Write in black ink and capital letters – the staff at DBS are looking for clarity. Also, when writing out dates, other than your date of birth and date of signing, they are looking for the month and year eg May 1970 will be (05/1970). Do not sign the back page signature box, that is for the registered body only.
Oxfordshire Youth take data handling very seriously. When we receive your application form, your details are stored online in a confidential excel file. The physical forms are then, if they are not being sent off to DBS that day, are kept in a folder in a locked filing cupboard.
When your form is sent off, we scan it and keep the scanned files for up to 1 year after it arrived at OY. On the 1at April of each year, we will delete the scanned files from the previous April. Your evidence checklist/ privacy statements are scanned and then shredded as we do not keep any physical copies of your data once they have been sent to DBS in line with GDPR regulations.
Please print off a continuation sheet and detail in the ‘Additional Information’ section your living situation. This is so those evaluating your application can locate where any police files on you would be kept. Your homeless status will not affect your application.
Update Service application checklist
Declaration of Understanding Form
Chiara Querci-Hall, British Gymnastics
“We have developed such a brilliant relationship with Oxfordshire Youth. I honestly don’t think we’d go anywhere else for training now”