Welcome

The 0 – 19 Early Help Service work with Providers (Organisations and Freelancers) to deliver a high standard of activities and courses for young people aged 0-19 years and up to 25 with disabilities and/or Autism within Barnet’s Programmes and Traded Services.

Welcome to your Provider Dashboard: Here you will be able to view and update your information, delivery application, forms access details of successful application details such as registers for activities. 

Children, Family and Young People 0 – 19 Early Help Hubs

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 Early Help Service provides help and support to families, children and young people up to the age of 19 (or 25 with disabilities and / or Autism).

We aim to:

  • Provide the right help first time that meets identified needs 
  • Improve outcomes for children and young people
  • Prevent the escalation of issues that would then require statutory intervention.

To find out more go too: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/children-and-families 

Within the Traded Service and Programmer’s area there are three main projects that are on offer for young people in Barnet:

Positive Activities Holiday Project

Positive Activities is a community project for children and young people within the Borough of Barnet, especially for youths aged 0-19 and up to 25 with learning disabilities and / or Autism. We provide a wide range of programmes from Arts, Music, Sports, Educational workshops, Adventurous Activities and Media and Technology. Activities are available to any Barnet resident or young person educated in the borough. The programmes run across a number of locations within the borough.  

Aim: The project aim is to give young people in Barnet the opportunity to learn, progress and thrive to support the develop of each individual to reach their full potential through lost cost or free activities. 

When: February Half Term, Easter Holidays, May Half Term, Summer Holidays & October Half Term

Please note barnetyouth.uk follows the Barnet School Term & Holiday Dates.

‘Without the course my son would have spent a lonely and frustrating and demoralising week at home. He is happier, contained, and busy with a useful course and developing skills and confidence. This is a great opportunity for him to socialise.’ - Parent from Positive Activities

Positive Activities Term Time Project

Positive Activities Term Time Project is an after school and weekend community project for children and young people within the Borough of Barnet, especially for youths aged 0-19 and up to 25 with learning disabilities and / or Autism. We provide a wide range of programmes from Arts, Music, Sports, Educational workshops, Adventurous Activities and Media and Technology. Activities are available to any Barnet resident or young person educated in the borough. The programmes run across a number of locations within the borough.

Aim: The project aim is to give young people in Barnet the opportunity to learn, progress and thrive to support the develop of each individual to reach their full potential through lost cost or free activities. 

When: Autumn Term (Sept-Dec), Spring Term (Jan-March) & Summer Term (April-July)

Please note barnetyouth.uk follows the Barnet School Term & Holiday Dates. 

“Evidence shows that how young people spend their leisure-time really matters. Participation in constructive leisure-time activities, particularly those that are sustained through the teenage years, can have a significant impact on young people’s resilience and outcomes in later life”

BACE Holidays - Holiday Activity Food Programme (HAF)

Barnet Council have been awarded funding through the Holiday Activity and Food Programme by the DFE to support young people and families during 2021 school holidays to reduce the pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes. 

With the continued impact on family income some children and young people are more vulnerable than ever leaving them to have reduced opportunities with holiday activities, less access organised out-of-school activities experiencing ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health, and possible impact on their mental health due to social isolation. 

Free holiday clubs are a response to the above issues, evidence suggests that activities can have a positive impact on children and young people.  It also shows that children and young people work best when they  are provided consistent and easily accessible enrichment activities.  In addition to the activities when children and young people are offered not only additional nutrition through breakfast or lunch, when children, young people and parents are involved in the food preparation this allows for further understanding on the positive effects on the body of healthy eating creating a healthier lifestyle and outlook. 

The HAF Programme has specific outcome requirements for the delivery during April, Summer and Christmas holiday periods;

  • To eat more healthily over the school holidays
  • To be more active during the school holidays
  • To take part in enriching and engaging activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider education attainment.
  • To be safe and not to be socially isolated
  • To have greater knowledge of health and nutrition and;
  • To be more engaged with schools and other local services

With the above Providers will be required to meet the HAF Programme delivery criteria along with outcome reporting requirements as part of the commissioning for activities borough wide. Please note barnetyouth.uk follows the Barnet School Term & Holiday Dates.

The Help Centre is there for you to access our contact details, FAQs and any guidance to support the completion of your application.

The Document Library and Archive is where your due-diligence document will be stored along with submitted applications and if successful SLA’s.

If you would like your organisation to be considered for delivery, please go to Delivery Applications to submit a quote. Please note: applications are open twice a year over a two week period - check out the guidance for applications here for more information.  Submitting your organisation’s delivery information as a quotation does not guarantee any offer/volume of work. 

Application Status:  Open