Our Youth Engagement Service (or Hotspot Intervention as it’s formally known) works across Glasgow in areas that have high levels of youth antisocial behaviour.
The service engages young people through sport to identify and address any problem behaviour and to divert them towards positive life choices. We discuss a wide range of issues that may affect them and look to find solutions together, to make their area a safer and more pleasant place to live.
Our teams also engage with young people in the street to discuss their issues, build relationships and find out what activities or programmes are already happening or could be provided. Through this process young people are directed to our deployments, or to services provided by partner agencies in their community.
You’ll see us across the city every Thursday and Friday evening between 6pm and 9pm. Every 12 weeks our Youth Engagement Workers are deployed in a new area.
Intelligence and statistics from Police Scotland, our own Community Enforcement Officers and the public help determine what areas of Glasgow the service should operate in.
Want to know more? Watch Sean, who heads up our Youth Engagement Service, talk about the work we do across Glasgow with young people.
Or read about Martin’s experience of working as a Youth Engagement Team Leader.