Next month Wirral’s Community Health NHS Trust launches a new 0-19 health & well being service in partnership with Barnardo’s; Brook and Home-Start Wirral.
The Council has approved plans for a major new initiative for young people throughout the Wirral to be centred in a new £6m building next to the Birkenhead community fire station. It will also be a major contributor to the cost of the building and its £1m pa running costs. John Syvret CBE Chief Exec of Cammell Laird Group Ltd and Chair of Wirral Youth Zone, the charity which will run the centre, which will provide dance, sport, art, music and media opportunities for children from 8-19 says it will change the lives of thousands of young people throughout the Wirral.
Closed over 10 years ago because of vandalism, a campsite at Thurstaston for young people and community groups is reopening after the council found the money to refurbish the facilities.
A Wallasey man has just been jailed for grooming a teenage girl. If you have any concerns, for yourself or someone that you know, this is an excellent local website where you can get information about child sexual exploitation and help if you need it.
Go there anyway, because we all have a responsibility to protect young people and you will find advice on what to look out for and posters that you can print off and ask to be displayed in your workplace, in local shops and by social and community groups. So that we all become more aware of what CSE is and what we can do.