Affiliate

Why should I affiliate?

Affiliation gives you and your group full access to all our resources, training and support.

 

This includes:

NAYC Toolkit

An essential resource which will provide you with all you need to know with regard to running a youth group, from administration to youth participation, and programme planning to funding. The toolkit, developed by NAYC, will also provide you with template documents, policies and procedures, including health and safety policy and safeguarding policy.

NAYC Games & Activities Pack

Another essential resource to enhance your group, with over 140 games, activities, and sessions. This exclusive NAYC pack provides you with a bank of ideas to bring your programme to life. We even have the equipment available for the activities if you need, just contact the office to book. Activities are available in the following categories, indoor, outdoor, parachute, messy, science, creative, Christian, uniform badges and giant games.

Affiliation Visits

You can book up to 6 affiliation visits for your group; these could be craft sessions, activity sessions, themed session or a tailored session for a particular topic. These visits are included in your affiliation although there will be a charge for craft items or other resources used. These are a great way to add that something extra into your youth group programme throughout the year. We aim to provide these sessions as part of your affiliation, but we would welcome any donations towards our costs of travel and resources which will enable us to sustain this service to you. You can book more than 6 sessions but any sessions over 6 will be charged at £15 per session plus the cost of any resources used or craft item charge.

Crafts

You can book up to 6 affiliation visits for your group; these could be craft sessions, activity sessions, themed session or a tailored session for a particular topic. These visits are included in your affiliation although there will be a charge for craft items or other resources used. These are a great way to add that something extra into your youth group programme throughout the year. We aim to provide these sessions as part of your affiliation, but we would welcome any donations towards our costs of travel and resources which will enable us to sustain this service to you. You can book more than 6 sessions but any sessions over 6 will be charged at £15 per session plus the cost of any resources used or craft item charge.

DBS Checks

Ensuring a safe environment for young people is paramount. Along with advice, support and training with regard to safeguarding we provide a DBS check service. You can process DBS checks for your leaders and volunteers through NAYC for the discounted £5 administration fee plus any relevant DBS charges.

Current charges are:

Volunteers – £5 admin fee only
Paid worker – £5 admin fee and DBS charge £44

Training

You have access to our programme of training, available for all leaders within your affiliated group. The courses are designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to run an effective and safe group.

Our courses include:
  • Safeguarding
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
  • Basic Youth Work Skills
  • Autism/ADHD
  • Online Safety

Other courses are organised periodically, such as First Aid, and there may be a small charge for these courses. Please look out for current details in our E-newsletter, or visit www.nayc.eventbrite.com If you identify a training need within your group, please contact us to discuss as we may be able to facilitate the training ourselves or signpost you to a suitable provider.

For young people, we have our Emerging Leader Programme. Emerging Leaders seeks to
develop and empower young people (13-17) by providing essential life skills so they may reach their full potential. An exciting programme, blending challenging activities and training sessions to harness personal development over a weekend residential.

Church Groups

We have a dedicated Church Youth Group Coordinator who will be your main contact here at NAYC. In addition to all the regular benefits of affiliation you can access tailored support for your group including delivering sessions with a Christian message, help in setting up and running youth discipleship programmes and support with facilitating Christian holiday camps. There are many ways in which we can support you in your outreach and mission, from facilitating meetings with community leaders and other churches, to advice on making your message relevant to young people, to linking with local, regional and national Christian youth events.

QA

NAYC strives to ensure the most effective provision is available for young people across the county, and to support this we offer a Quality Assurance report for affiliated groups. In consultation with you, your leaders and your young people, your Coordinator can carry out a QA assessment on your group. The assessment will cover the following areas:

  • Staffing
  • Policy & procedures
  • Health & safety
  • Child protection
  • Training
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Outcomes

Following the assessment the Coordinator can provide you with initial feedback on your group, with suggestions on areas of development, and can also provide you with a more detailed report and debrief if required. The QA can assist in the development of a new or existing group, it can enable an outside perspective and creative thinking around ensuring the provision you’re offering is not only safe and run effectively but is responding to the current needs of the young people.

Our Centres

Why not make use of our very own Action Centres? As an affiliated group you can benefit from a 20% discount and have access to exclusive offers and packages only available through affiliation.

Benham Sports Centre, Northampton
  • Indoor sports arena, including activities such as archery, climbing and roller skating
King’s Park Tennis Centre, Northampton
  • Indoor and outdoor courts available

King’s Park Conference Centre, Northampton
  • Extensive conference facilities
Pioneer Centre, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire
  • Residential outdoor activity centre
Whitemoor Lakes, Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • Residential outdoor activity centre

Events

We hold regular events for groups to come together, including walks, cycles, sporting events, quizzes, awards evenings and fun activities.

Leaders Forum

The online chat room is for affiliated group leaders to meet together in a virtual space to discuss ideas, ask questions, share resources and encourage one another. Our annual survey revealed that this was something that many of our leaders would find valuable as finding the time to attend meetings was always difficult. The Forum will be accessed by our team of Youth Work Coordinators who will be on hand to offer advice, answer questions and make suggestions.

Browse the topics and add your own. Follow the link below to register:

Feedback

We are always striving to improve our service to groups and therefore welcome any feedback on the service you receive. Please take the opportunity to complete our feedback and evaluation sheets, available from your worker after any service delivery. If you have any further suggestions on how we could improve our current service or services you would like us to offer.

How much does it cost?

The affiliation rate for all voluntary groups is £48 per year.

The rate for businesses and social enterprises is £118 per year.

This includes all the above benefits with 3 free activity sessions.*

*Additional sessions available at £15.

How do I sign up?

If you’re a new member, click the button below:

How do I sign up?

If you’re a new member, click the button below:

Youthwork

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Kings Park Rd,
Northampton,
NN3 6LL

T: 01604 499699
E: yd@nayc.org

King's Park Conference Centre

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Kings Park Rd,
Northampton,
NN3 6LL

T: 01604 493111
E: kingspark@acuk.net

King's Park Sports

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Kings Park Rd,
Northampton,
NN3 6LL

T: 01604 494100 / 797900
E: kingspark@acuk.net

Pioneer

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Cleobury Mortimer,
Kidderminster,
DY14 8JG

T: 01299 271217
E: pioneer@acuk.net

Whitemoor Lakes

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Barley Green Ln,
Lichfield,
WS13 8QT

T: 01283 795000
E: whitemoor@acuk.net