Leaps and Bounds Toolkit
Our Toolkit (available to download shortly) has been designed to help churches develop and implement their youth work and ministry. It is a collection of sample forms, guidance, sample policies and example documents, which promote best practice in youth work.
Many churches tell us that they have limited resources to carry out their youth work and yet at the same time they recognise the need to offer a high quality service to their young people. This collection of documents provides clergy, youth workers and volunteers with the tools they need to get their youth work started, to develop what they already have in place or to plan for future improvements.
What's in the Toolkit?
- Starting out
How to set up and manage a new youth activity.
- Sample guidance documents
Collection of documents which cover the main aspects of youth work practice and procedure in the church.
- Youth worker recruitment and employment
All elements required to budget for advertise, recruit and employ a youth worker.
How to recruit and support volunteer youth workers.
- Youth club resources
Useful forms and templates to assist with the day-to-day running of a youth club.
Any documents not covered by the above sections have been added to the Miscellaneous section at the end.
The Toolkit is not an exhaustive manual; it simply contains documents that we think will make it easier for churches to achieve a good baseline standard in youth work practice.
'The Leaps and Bounds Toolkit is a product of the ongoing partnership between the Diocese of London and The Children's Society. It promotes best practice in youth work and is an excellent resource for youth workers, volunteers and clergy.'
The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres DD FSA
Diocese of London - promoting best practice for safeguarding young people