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.
Joining our Changemaker Network connects you with over 200 other voluntary sector organisations and unlocks a host of benefits.
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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“We have developed such a brilliant relationship with Oxfordshire Youth. I honestly don’t think we’d go anywhere else for training now”Chiara Querci-Hall, British Gymnastics