Glenrothes Detached Youth Work Team
As detached youth workers, we are employed to work with young people on their own ideas, interests, needs and wishes. We can support young people to organise activities and get involved the community.
We want to get to know you, the young people of Glenrothes. We want to hear your points of view on anything that’s important to you, and promote your involvement in the services that you use.
How would I be able to recognise a detached youth worker?
You might see us out and about on the streets of Glenrothes. We wear either red or blue jackets which say “Glenrothes Detached Youth Work”, and we always carry identification to prove that we are who we say we are.
What we don’t do
We are not on the streets to tell you to move on. And we don’t exist to promote any agency or centre in particular. We are not Community Wardens or Police. The same as anyone else would though, we might have to contact the police if we witness something illegal, or someone’s safety being put at risk.
Help us help you!
By simply talking to us, you can help us to help the local community understand the problems faced by young people, and we can develop ways for you to influence decisions which affect you.
We can also provide you with quality, up-to-date information, advice and support across a wide variety of issues, such as; drugs and alcohol, personal safety, sexual health, employment, education / training, rights, relationships and housing.
We can offer activities and opportunities to learn new things. We can also let you know about services available to you which you might not have heard of.
We want to change the negative view of young people and encourage positive images of young people. We are committed to providing services to young people with the highest level of need.