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YMCA White Rose

YMCA White Rose exists to help children and young people to reach their potential. It does this by involving Children, Young People and their families in identifying their needs and providing services to match those needs.

The objects of the charity include:

• To provide or assist in the provision in the interests of social welfare of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation for men and women with the object of improving their conditions of life.

• To provide or assist in the provision of education for persons of all ages with the object of developing their physical, mental or spiritual capacities.

• To relieve or assist in the relief of persons of all ages who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress by reason of their social, physical or economic circumstances.

• To provide residential accommodation for persons of all ages who are in need, hardship or distress by reason of their social, physical or economic circumstances.
 

The YMCA offers high-quality, convenient programs that meet the needs of children, young people and parents.  The YMCA has a powerful international presence built on 162 years of experience in

caring for the needs of young people. That same experience, knowledge and capacity is available locally through YMCA White Rose.

YMCA staff are highly qualified and take a careful approach toward each child and young person, all the while incorporating the core values of the YMCA: care, honesty, respect and responsibility.

YMCA White Rose is committed to delivering the very best quality in its holistic services because the YMCA addresses the needs of the whole person. Examples of service areas include:

• Personal and Social Development
• Sport, Exercise and Fitness
• Parenting support
• Preventative Programmes for Teenage Pregnancy
• Schools PSHE and PE delivery
• Skills development
• Arts programmes
• Housing provision
• Play and Recreation

Young participants in YMCA programs develop new skills, increase self-esteem and make new friends while having fun in safe, high-quality programs. The YMCA is a trusted brand with a reputation for reliability quality and innovation. The YMCA is contract ready with well integrated systems for governance, staff development, quality assurance and performance management.

Services

by involving Children, Young People and their families in identifying their needs and providing services to match those needs.  YMCA White Rose aims to improve the lives of children, young people and their families through:

  Personal and Social Development
  Sport, Exercise and Fitness
  Parenting support
  Preventative Programmes for Teenage Pregnancy
  Schools PSHE and PE delivery
  Skills development
  Arts programmes.
  Housing provision
  Play and Recreation
 
The 2009-2010 service portfolio is as follows:
• APPLES® – PSHE and PE delivery in schools (Across Wakefield and Rotherham)
• Graffiti Calendar Project – Arts project (Across Wakefield)
• PC club – IT skills for young people (Across Wakefield)
• Step In – Support and Development for young people at risk of homelessness (Across Wakefield)
• Summer Schools – Basic skills for young people (Across Wakefield and Rotherham)
• Drop In and Outreach – Youth support (Across Wakefield)
• Transition to Adulthood – Support for young people about to leave school (Across Wakefield and Rotherham)
• YMCA Shop - Charity Shop/s
• Vintage Values Refashion TM ©®club
• ACT Young Volunteers
• YAP® - Children’s activity centre
• My Place - Young people’s centre
• Governors - Young People’s Governance Group
• Rotherham Play Apprenticeships
• Football Foundation
• Holiday activities
• Go Play Mobile Play Provision
• Baby think it over – Teenage Pregnancy

 

Partnership working

RMBC Children’s services – Time out, Out of School Clubs, parenting activities, Play pathfinder.
RMBC Neighbourhood Nurseries – Nursery design, setup and handover.
PCT/NHS – Teenage Pregnancy prevention.
RMBC Children’s Centres – Engaging Fathers integrated programme.
YMCA England – INSYNC QA System Design, Housing Service Design in ODPM Wakefield

 

Comments from beneficiaries & partners

“James always looked forward to attending Time out. He used to get really excited about receiving newsletters and information about the activities – They were the highlight of his week”. Parents of James.

“Developing Dads has helped me to see how important spending time with my children is”. Father.

“APPLES delivers the best quality PSHE we have in Rotherham and it is great value for money. The dedication of the staff is something to see”. Teacher.

 

Every Child Matters Outcomes

Stay Safe

From Accidents
PSHE Knowise ©® Programme, Drop In and Outreach

From maltreatment, abuse or exploitation
PSHE Knowise ©® Programme

From violence
PSHE Knowise ©® Programme

From bullying and discrimination
PSHE StepOut ©® Programme

From crime or anti-social behaviour
PSHE Knowise ©® Programme

Be Healthy

Be physically healthy
PSHE StepOut ©® Programme, Summer Schools , My Place - Young people’s centre, Graffiti Calendar Project

Be emotionally or mentally healthy
PSHE StepOut ©® Programme, Summer Schools , My Place - Young people’s centre, Graffiti Calendar Project

Be sexually healthy
PSHE Knowise ©® Programme, Summer Schools , My Place - Young people’s centre, Graffiti Calendar Project

Have a healthy lifestyle
PSHE Knowise ©® Programme, Summer Schools , My Place - Young people’s centre, Graffiti Calendar Project

Choose not to take drugs
PSHE Knowise ©® Programme, Summer Schools , My Place - Young people’s centre, Graffiti Calendar Project

Enjoy and Achieve

Be ready for school
Step In Support Programme, Holiday activities, My Place - Young people’s centre

Attend and enjoy school
PSHE StepOut ©® Programme, Holiday activities, My Place - Young people’s centre

Achieve educational standards at primary level
PSHE StepOut ©® Programme, My Place - Young people’s centre

Achieve educational standards at secondary level
Transition to Adulthood, Rotherham Play Apprenticeships, My Place - Young people’s centre

Enjoy recreation
Summer Schools, Football Fdn, Go Play Mobile Play Provision, My Place - Young people’s centre

Achieve Economic Wellbeing

Engage in further education, employment and training
PSHE RakeIt ©® Programme Rotherham Play Apprenticeships My Place - Young people’s centre

Be ready for employment
PSHE RakeIt ©® Programme Rotherham Play Apprenticeships My Place - Young people’s centre

Live in decent homes and communities
Step In Supported Lodgings My Place - Young people’s centre YMCA Shop - Charity Shop/s

Access transport and material goods
PSHE RakeIt ©® Programme My Place - Young people’s centre YMCA Shop - Charity Shop/s

Live in households free from low income
PSHE RakeIt ©® Programme My Place - Young people’s centre YMCA Shop - Charity Shop/s

Make a Positive Contribution

Engage in decision-making
PSHE GiveItSome©® Programme Rotherham Play Apprenticeships My Place - Young people’s centre

Support the community or environment
PSHE GiveItSome©® Programme Rotherham Play Apprenticeships My Place - Young people’s centre

Choose not to offend, re-offend or engage in anti-social behaviour
PSHE StepOut ©® Programme My Place - Young people’s centre

Choose not to bully or discriminate
PSHE StepOut ©® Programme My Place - Young people’s centre

Develop self confidence and enterprising behaviours
PSHE StepOut ©® Programme Go Play Mobile Play Provision PSHE Knowise ©® Programme

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Company Limited by Guarantee No: 134211.
Registered Charity No: 250207.

YMCA White Rose provide short breaks for disabled children and young people.

Contact Details

St. Barnabas Centre, Brunswick Road,
Rotherham, S60 2RR
T: 01709 720 040
E: david.sargent@ymcawhiterose.org.uk
W: Off line at present

Geographical area served

  • Wentworth North
  • Wentworth South
  • Wentworth Valley
  • Rotherham North
  • Rotherham South
  • Rother Valley West
  • Rother Valley South

Age ranges served

  • Early years 0-5
  • Primary 5-9
  • Primary 9-11
  • Secondary 11-13
  • Secondary 13-16
  • 16-19

Staff

YMCA White Rose employs 26 staff.

From Basic Skills to Post Graduate to Doctoral research.

Volunteers

YMCA White Rose has 26 volunteers.

The needs will fall within the following areas: • Effective communication and engagement - through formal training and joint agency days • Child and young person development – formal qualifications • Supporting transitions – joint agency training and protocols • Multi-agency working – joint agency training and protocols • Sharing information – joint agency training and protocols

Beneficiaries

610 Children, Young People and family members.

Strengths

• Governance • Staff • Innovation • Diversity • Management and low management costs • Lean structures • Cost and quality balance • Lower than average fundraising costs • Higher than average success rate in funding applications • Robust policies and procedures • Can do attitude

And for the Future...

YMCA White Rose will continue to strive to become a strong, viable and proactive organisation based on the business planning process adopted over four years ago.

Additional information

  • Nominated Child Protection Officer
  • CRB checks

Policies in Place

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Recruitment & Selection Policy
  • Safe Lone Working Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Internet and Email Usage Policy
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure
  • Environmental Policy
  • Disability Discrimination Act Compliant
  • Business Continuity Policy
  • Training and Development Plan

Quality Systems in Place

  • PQASSO