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About Birmingham Youth Service

Birmingham Youth Service aims to provide young people with enjoyable opportunities, challenging experiences together with information, support and guidance to enable them to achieve and develop their skills, abilites, self esteem, value and identity in their transition to adult life.

The Vision for the Service

The service vision is to inspire young people to achieve, to focus on partnership working with young people, partner agencies and the Youth Service staff.

We aim to be a service that:
  • is shaped by the needs and aspirations of young people as individuals, groups and communities.
  • is increasingly managed and delivered by young people in partnership with youth workers and youth work managers.
  • offers a broad range of experiences and opportunities, at every level, which are described by young people, ourselves and partners as 'inspiring young people to achieve'.
  • is acknowledged as a high performing Youth Service and, in setting high standards, is able to influence and shape other services for young people locally and nationally.


Youth Service Priorities

Birmingham Youth Service has developed its planning process and priorities in line with national and local priorities. It has identified four key outcomes around which its priorities have been set; three city priorities along with ‘universalism’, which reflects the city’s commitment to a balance of open access and targeted youth work:

  • Reducing Health Inequalities
  • Protecting Children from Significant Harm
  • Improving Engagement in Learning and Achievement in Education
  • Universalism