Category Archives : Terri Beer – Children and Young People


More mental health support for young people in Plymouth schools

A new three year package of specialist mental health support for young people is now available in the majority of Plymouth secondary and special schools, after young people said it was needed. The package which includes, counselling, learning and training opportunities, Theraplay and specialist mental health workers who will be based at schools, was introduced […]


2017 school admission places now open

September 2017 may seem ages away but if your child is due to start school you need to start the application process now. From Monday 5 September the City Council is taking applications from families whose children: are due to start at primary school for the first time junior school (having completed Year 2 in […]


Young people take their first steps to employment

A group of seven young people have celebrated being the first in the city to complete the Plymouth City Council Youth Traineeship. The nine week traineeship is delivered in partnership with the City Council, Plymouth Training and Consultancy and Focus Training. The programme includes five weeks at college, followed by a four week practical placement in […]


A-Level results 2016

As hundreds of students across Plymouth collect their A Level and other Post-16 results today it’s unclear what the results mean for Plymouth. With the ongoing complex changes to qualifications, and the way in which they are classified by the Department for Education, It is ever harder to compare results with previous years given. Early […]


Playday returns to Plymouth hoe

Hundreds of Plymouth’s children and young people are expected to head to the Hoe next week for this year’s Playday. This year’s Plymouth Playday takes place on Wednesday 3 August between 11am and 4pm. The day will include a games area incorporating under-five’s soft play, bouncy castles, story corners and crafts. There will be balloon […]


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 […]