Ensuring ‘you’re welcome’ in Youth Connexions venues
14 April 2016
The Hemel Hempstead One Stop Shop is the latest Youth Connexions venue to receive the ‘You’re Welcome’ accreditation.
Hertfordshire is committed to making sure all its services are young people friendly, and the ‘You’re Welcome’ scheme is an important way of achieving this. Run by Hertfordshire County Council, the quality mark was developed by the Department of Health from a model that young people helped create. The accreditation is only awarded to those locations that can demonstrate that their facilities, knowledgeable staff and good relationships with other services enable young people to receive the help and support they need.
Andy Manson, Head of Service for Information, Advice and Guidance said “Meeting the You’re Welcome Quality Criteria has been a valuable exercise in ensuring that Youth Connexions One Stop Shops provide effective, quality assured, and young people friendly services that underpin the development of crucial, positive health behaviours during the teenage years.”