14 years old

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Once young people have turned 14, they can apply to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

This is a programme of activities and volunteering that helps young people develop confidence and skills.

Find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.


Doing work experience

In school Year 10, young people have the opportunity to complete a period of work experience, giving them an insight into what employment is like.

Our Newham Work provides support for young people to arrange and undertake work experience. Find out how to access this support.

Your school will also be able to support you to arrange work experience. Contact your school directly to find out more.

Youth Empowerment Fund

The Youth Empowerment Fund is a grant to support young people in achieving their ambitions.

It provides financial assistance to help them buy the resources, training or equipment required to learn and develop skills in the things they are passionate about.

Find out more about the Youth Empowerment Fund.


HeadStart is for 10-16 year olds living in Newham who would benefit from additional support to improve their emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

Find out about more about HeadStart and what HeadStart offers.

School Health Service

Our school health service aims to support children and young people from five to 19 years and their families, to enable them to reach their full potential.

We offer information and support in the following areas; emotional health and well-being, managing complex and additional health needs, monitoring growth and development and support with growing up and preparing to become an adult. 

Find out more about School Health Service


Keep your child's growth charts and health records from the NHS with you wherever you are.

eRedbook stores information about immunisations, health reviews and screening tests securely in the cloud so they are always at hand. 

Access your child's NHS health records quickly and easily through eRedbook once your child's record is connected to the NHS.

If you are worried about your child’s development, please speak to your school nurse, GP or single point of access number: 020 3373 9983.

The e-red book is currently only available for ages 0-5 but will be available to ages 6-15 in the future.

Find out more about the eRedbook

Newham youth map

Search the Newham Youth Map for libraries, sports and physical activities, parks and outdoor spaces, youth organisations and event Newham. Created by Young People for Young People.

Newham Youth Map