Bassetlaw District Council actively promote and develop the
Bassetlaw District Youth Assembly in partnership with
Nottinghamshire County Council.
We want all young people in Bassetlaw to have equality of
opportunity and to have access to services that will enable them to
have a high quality of life.
The Council has shown its commitment to young
people in Bassetlaw by having a Young People’s champion who is
Councillor Rebecca Leigh. The role of Young People’s ‘champion’, is
to ensure that Young People’s issues are amongst the priority
issues being considered by the Council.
We actively support young people in sports
participation. The Sports Development Unit promotes physical
activity in young people and the Sporting Chance programme provides diversionary
activities to develop skills for young people aged 18-24 at risk of
becoming socially excluded.
Young People's Champion
Councillor Rebecca Leigh
Phone: 07818 040232
Young People's Officer
Phone: 01909 533767
Concerned about the safety of a child?
|If you are being abused or you
are concerned about a child
||If you are concerned about
someone who works with children
- If you are concerned about the behaviour of someone who works
with children and young people (in either a paid or voluntary
capacity) please see Chapter 7 of the
Safeguarding Children Procedures and contact the Local
Authority Designated Officer (LADO) via 0115 977 3921.
If you are not sure whether a child is being abused you can
discuss the circumstances with us or with someone else who works
with children, such as a teacher, health visitor or the NSPCC.
All professionals who work with children have a
responsibility to safeguard them and will know how to
Other useful contacts
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
- Youth Zone -
Nottinghamshire County Councils Youth Zone website - get advice,
speak out, take part
Nottszone - designed by young people, for young people.
Clubs and activities in Nottinghamshire.
Schools - finding a school, holiday dates, getting to school,
school dinners and more.
Leaving School - advice on what to do when you leave
and Young People in Nottinghamshire - if you can't find what
you are looking for here, then you may find more information on
- Centrepoint - Giving homeless
young people a future.
- Play England - Play
England's aim is for all children and young people in England to
have regular access and opportunity for free, inclusive, local play
provision and play space.
- National Childrens Bureau - NCB
promotes the interests and well-being of all children and young
people across every aspect of their lives.
- Department of Education -
responsible for the education and children's services.
- Gov.uk - Offers advice on education,
careers, housing, money, health and relationships for 13-19 year
olds in the UK.
- Bassetlaw Sports Development - host lots of
activities throughout the year.
- Bassetlaw Leisure Centres - run by external
company BPL on behalf of the Council. Contact either Worksop,
Retford or Bircotes Leisure centre and Kilton Forest Golf Club, to
see the activities available.
- Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw
(FOYIB) - independent charity supporting young people between
the ages of 8 and 15 years.
Stopping Bullying in Schools - Information about what is
classed as bullying and what help is available.
- BullyingUK -
BullyingUK part of Family Lives have launched a new
LiveOnline Support service for every member of the family to get
- Childline - ChildLine is a
service provided by NSPCC.
Last Updated - 01/05/2013