BACE Holidays

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BACE Holidays 2022!

Easter - Summer - Winter Holidays

Available to those eligible for free school meals.

Summer Holiday Activities

Join in the fun this Summer Holidays. All activities are Free for children and young people in Barnet! 

Duke of Edinburgh

Take part in your Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Award with Barnet Today!

Become a Provider for Barnet Youth

Applications are open to become a provider to deliver holiday and term time activities for Barnet Youth.

Gadgeteers Reading Challenge

The school holidays are fast approaching and this means that the big summer event for children at Barnet Libraries is back! In partnership with The Reading Agency and the Science Museum Group, libraries are excited to introduce Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022; a celebration of science and innovation.

Barnet’s young people create a film to encourage digital resilience

The Resilient Schools Programme funded by Barnet Public Health is proud to showcase a Youth Realities and Pink Productions film ‘Generation Verified’. From identity to pressure for perfection, popularity, and the desire for likes, this is a short film explores young people’s experiences of the online world and how they cope with the unique generational challenges that they face.

My Say Matters

Barnet Family Service is developing a new strategy called My Say Matters because we want children and young people to not just have a say, but to be listened to.

Barnet's 0-19 Early Help Service

All families face challenges and sometimes need support. Early Help is about providing this support as soon as possible to tackle difficulties for children, young people and families before they become more serious. We work with the whole family and the child / young person is at the centre of all we do.

Working with partners, Barnet’s 0-19 Service provides help and support to families, children and young people up to the age of 19 (or 25 with a disability).

COVID-19 Update

Early Help Services in Barnet recognise that many families will continue to need help and support, particularly while children are spending more time at home. We are working hard to ensure that we continue to deliver some 0-19 Early Help Services, albeit in a different way.

We have needed to cease group activities for the time being but we are working with our providers to develop online access to activities where possible. We will update our webpage when these are available. www.barnet.gov.uk/0-19 and www.barnetyouth.uk

KOOTH Support

C​​hildren and Young People can access free, online mental health support 365 days a year! 

Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people. 

Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon-10pm on weekdays and 6pm-10pm on weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. outside counselling hours' young people can message our team and get support by the next day. 

When students register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated. 

To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where young people can register and others can find out more about the services.