Youth Engagement

Safer St.Helens partners work hard to improve perceptions of young people and to highlight their positive contributions. Only a small minority of young people get involved in anti-social behaviour. Sometimes this can be because they are not aware of how their behaviour can impact on others - such as hanging around in large groups on the street, this can cause residents distress and be perceived as anti-social behaviour.

Particularly through our Community Safety ASB Outreach Team, we work closely to support young people who are identified as at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and work to divert them into positive activities.

This does not always work and when necessary we use tools such as Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, to monitor their behaviour and to challenge the cause.


For more information, please visit to find the wide range of activities available for young people throughout St.Helens.