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Young Barnet Foundation will be populating this page with information and links for our members. 

Last Update 17th May 2021

From 20th January 2022, face coverings are no longer compulsory in the youth sector for any ages, in any setting. Masks can, of course, still be worn by choice and all practice should remain Covid secure.
From 27th January 2022 The Readiness Level will be


The National Youth Agency has updated their guidance for Managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19 -  Latest Update January 2022

Please read and watch the guidance below and follow any recommended actions and requirements. This guidance is intended for use in England.

Protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: guidance

For more information and resources from the National Youth Agency visit


Safeguarding and Risk Management Hub

The Safeguarding and Risk Management Hub (The Hub) is a freely accessible online resource providing guidance, support, advice and access to training resources in relation to safeguarding and risk management for organisations and individuals working with young people


Report released on the 19th November by the Youth Endowment Fund. 


The Youth Endowment Fund have released this Insights Brief to help organisations working with children and young people. It’s particularly useful if you’re working with children living in difficult circumstances, who might be at risk of becoming involved in crime and violence.

Click here to read the report and further information


Help - YBF

Young Barnet Foundation Member Support

Young Barnet Foundation continue to be available to our members for support.  Since March 2020 we have spoken to many of our members individually to understand their short and medium term needs.  If you would like to speak to a member of staff please contact us at 


We are also here to help you with funding advice and bid writing support, general support and guidance.

Young Barnet Foundation members should refer to our Private Member Facebook Group for the latest and National Youth Agency guidance, and for other training, information and funding opportunities that you will find useful.



Fundraising & Partnership Manager Debra Yardley sends regular up to date funding information to all members.


Young Barnet Foundation members should keep an eye on their inbox for the latest funding information and advice.  Debra is always on hand to offer support to YBF members however due to high levels of demand meetings should be booked well in advance of an application deadline.

Back To Business

Back to Business

As lockdown restrictions change and members seek guidance regarding face to face delivery, Young Barnet Foundation will share the most up to date information via our Private Member Facebook Group.

Below is some guidance that you may find useful. 

Guidance for Face to Face and Online Work with Young People

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Upcoming Webinars and Training 

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On Going Training and Support 

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15 & 30 Minute sessions available. Empower sessions are delivered by video/phone call, you decide, with one of our ‘A’ Team. They are focused completely on your individual needs.

Listen again to Covid Support Webinars

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LISTEN AGAIN inc slides and support material


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Statutory Guidance

GDPR -  Sharing Personal Data

A great blog here by the ICO. 


In summary, the key bit;


Keep it lawful

If you’re not sure whether you should be handling personal data, think about whether it falls into one of the following categories:

  • Would the person expect me to use their information in this way (legitimate interests)?

  • Have they given me their clear and unambiguous consent to use their personal information (consent)?

  • Is the person’s health or safety at risk if I don’t use their personal data (vital interests)?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you can handle and share personal data.

DBS Checks

The Government have temporarily modified the current rules for the Standard and Enhanced DBS ID checking.  ID documents may be viewed via video link or scanned images used (rather than original documents) and verified via video link. Effective immediately. Read the official notice.

Barnet Council Covid Response

All the latest information and advice from Barnet Council 


A list of all CYP activites, including non Barnet based.

Advice for Supplementary Schools

Government lines for queries from parents in relation to school closures and use of out-of-school settings:


To control the spread of COVID-19, the Government has asked all schools to remain closed until further notice, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children; and, as of 23 March, every citizen has been asked to stay at home, except for one of four reasons:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible

  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk or cycle – alone or with members of your household

  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.


The Government is also stopping all public gatherings of more than two people, except where the gathering is a group of people who live together, or where the gathering is essential for work purposes; and in addition to this has instructed the closure of a number of businesses and venues, including but not limited to: libraries, community centres, and youth centres; indoor and outdoor leisure facilities; and places of worship (except for funerals attended by immediate families). For the full guidance on “Staying at Home and Away from Others”, please visit:


The implications of this latest advice means that, with the exception of key workers and those with vulnerable children, parents should therefore be keeping their children at home, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. Parents should not be considering the use of alternative or supplementary education settings for their children while this advice is in place – where this would fall foul of these new rules. Anyone found to be failing to comply with the new rules could be fined


Further advice for parents and carers, on what the school closures means for them, can be found here at; and more information is to follow on how the DfE will support parents, including with home educating their children. We are currently


  • Government lines for queries from out-of-school settings:

Out-of-school settings, like other parts of the sector, should be following Government’s new rules on “Staying at Home and Away from Others” (; and encouraging others, such as parents with children that would usually attend their settings, to do the same.

Things to do with young people

To support Barnet’s independent cinema: (may require to subscribe to the Phoenix enewsletter)


A selection of different things:


Activities for children (including some you can do with stuff that you are likely to have at home):


The National Theatre is streaming plays for free every THUR from 2 April:


Free audio books:


Shakespeare’s Globe – streaming of plays




Creative things to do – especially for maintaining good mental health:


Have a virtual visit of 12 museums (there may well be more):


Enjoy a performance by the world-famous Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra:


Take an online course with an Ivy League University (scroll down for humanities and arts courses):


SPACE offers online streaming of performances:


Here is a massive collection of things to do online:

News and Updates

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USEFUL DATA ALL IN ONE PLACE - Thanks to London Plus

There are currently lot's of useful datasets and resources being published, but it can be daunting to know which ones to use and where to find them. 

LONDON PLUS have collated a list of data resources covering vulnerable groups, demographics, organisational and social inequalities with a short description to help you decide which resources are useful for you. 

If you have any further questions about this please contact





Children's Commissioner
A dataset which explores the projected number of vulnerable children located by local authorities and at a constituency level. Head to our website to download the excel sheet which also contains London Plus analysis.  

Department for Education 
This statistical publication provides the number of schools and pupils in schools in England, using data from the January 2019 School Census, Independent School Census, General Hospital School Census and Alternative Provision Census. Breakdowns are given for school types as well as for pupil characteristics including free school meal eligibility, English as an additional language and ethnicity. This release also contains information about average class sizes. 

The GLA Community Response Surveys are a series of surveys which explore the ongoing impact of COVID-19 upon London's civil society. 

National Youth Agency 
A 24 page report exploring the impact of COVID-19 upon vulnerable young people. 

Data which shows which areas are currently suffering the most from Covid-19, and those that have underlying factors—such as age, health and the economy—which may put them at risk. Head to our website to download an excel sheet containing London Plus analysis.  

Office for Civil Society 
The annual Loneliness Report explores loneliness at a societal level and identifies vulnerable populations. 

Race Equality Foundation 
A range of resources and information which explore the impact of COVID-19 on race, gender and mental health.

Simetrica-Jacobs and the London School of Economics 
The COVID-19 health pandemic is having a major impact on our lives. Very little is known, however, about the effects of the policy responses on people’s wellbeing. They estimate the wellbeing costs of COVID-19 and social distancing measures by looking at the impacts of the pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of people in the UK between 9 and 19 April 2020 using a large survey with nationally representative quotas. 

The Red Cross 
Map showing Vulnerability Index scores for neighbourhoods (Middle Layer Super Output Areas and devolved nations' equivalents) in the UK. 

The Ubele Initiative
A report summarising the impact of COVID-19 on the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) organisations who deliver services to the BAME communities.

A weekly report series by UCL which explores the ongoing affects of COVID-19 on society, with emphasis on vulnerable individuals and groups including those with mental illness, chronic health conditions and the elderly. 





Cabinet Office 
The Community Life Survey is held annually to track trends and developments in areas that encourage social action and empower communities. 
At the National Data Store, you can find data published by central government, local authorities and public bodies to help you build products and services.

There is also the London Data Store, with data specific to the capital. London Plus have created a guide to help you navigate the data store. 

As part of this the London Borough Profiles help paint a general picture of an area by presenting a range of headline indicator data in both spreadsheet and map form to help show statistics covering demographic, economic, social and environmental datasets for each borough, alongside relevant comparator areas. The London Borough Atlas does the same but provides further detailed breakdowns and time-series data for each borough.

Migration Observatory 
A summary of the findings of research commissioned by the funder network Migration Exchange to review the UK migration and refugee sector’s infrastructure and resources, with a focus on contributing to social change following COVID-19. 

ONS Mortality Rate for England and Wales, with data for London featured as an epicentre. Includes an interactive mapping tool.  





Food Foundation 
The impact of Coronavirus on food. From an online survey of 4343 adults in Great Britain conducted on 7th-9th April. 

Trust for London 

London’s Poverty Profile (LPP) provides evidence on and insight into poverty and inequality in London. The LPP is divided into five themes: People, Living Standards, Housing, Work, Worklessness and Benefits, and Shared Opportunities. 





Resources and guidance for organisations navigating the pandemic.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 
A government report which measures the impact of COVID on the charitable sector. 

What Works Centre for Wellbeing 
You’ll find this guide useful if you:
1) work for a small or medium-sized charity or social enterprise and want to understand if and how your activities affect the wellbeing of the people you support
2) are responsible for reporting, evaluation or impact
3) have not measured wellbeing very much or at all yet and need some more information and guidance on how to get started.

London Plus have a full list of general resources on their website, which is updated regularly. 

Volunteer Preventing Infection Checklist

For those working in the cultural sector, including those who run creative activities, Arts Professional is making advice and info available free here:


A webpage with online creative activities:

Who are Key workers

Youth Clubs

The National Youth Agency is currently preparing advice for youth providers.  In the interim, you can find relevant guidance at:

Online support for Youth work
Youth workers can access shared resources for working online at:



Support around how services can develop a possible cyber or non-face to face offer:


Smart and digital youth work resources:



General Voluntary Sector Guidance 

NCVO has provided practical and clear guidance for the voluntary sector in responding to COVID-19, which we would encourage you all to refer to ongoing as you respond to an ever-changing situation. 

Click here to visit their website.  (Information updated 17/3/20)

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