Category Archives : Terri Beer – Children and Young People


Summer swimming safety schemes get underway

It’s hoped more Plymouth children than ever before will be water confident this summer. The Council’s Second Chance to Swim scheme is back along with the ASA and RNLI’s Swim Safe water safety scheme. Second Chance to Swim ensures that any child who didn’t learn to swim during their primary school intensive swimming programme gets […]


Still spaces left for this year’s Summer Mix

It’s not too late to sign up for a range of different courses as part of this year’s exciting Summer Mix programme. Hundreds of young people from right across Plymouth have already signed up for loads of free, fun activities this summer from the hundreds of choices available. Summer Mix is organised and funded by […]


Do you know a child or young person who is living away from home?

Did you know that if you are caring for a child under 16 (or 18 if they have a disability) who is not your child, and you are not an immediate relative, this may be a private fostering arrangement? During Private Fostering Week we are encouraging anyone who knows about a child or young person […]


Plymouth’s Youth Parliament to take part in UK’s largest youth consultation

Plymouth’s Youth Parliament and Youth Cabinet are taking part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country. In a ballot beginning 12 August and running till 7 October, young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them, in order to determine what […]


Sign up for a summer of free fun!

Young people in Plymouth can now sign up to fun, free and exciting activities this summer as part of the popular Summer Mix programme. From 1 to 26 August, Plymouth City Council’s Youth Services Team is offering young people in the city hundreds of fantastic, free activities to liven up their summer. Summer Mix is […]


Plymouth adopters and social worker recognised in queen’s birthday honours

A Plymouth based social worker and a couple of have adopted four children all with differing needs, have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours. Alison and Tom Gilligan have been awarded an MBE for Services to Children. The couple who adopted children with Plymouth City Council said it’s the best thing they have done […]