Children and Youth

Jan Murphy, Children’s and Youth Development Officer

picture of Jan Murphy

Contact Details

Telephone Synod Office 01823 275470

Mobile 07875 454064

I am available to assist you in any area of children’s and youth work.

  • Working directly with children and young people
  • Working alongside ministers and children’s and youth workers
  • Training ministers, elders & children’s and youth workers

Training can be in specific areas or built around individual churches needs. For example:

  • Core skills for children’s workers
  • Training for youth leaders
  • Recruitment of volunteer and paid workers
  • Assertiveness/conflict resolution/managing anger
  • General confidence building
  • Managing challenging behaviour in children & young people
  • Group work skills/group dynamics
  • Working with children and young people on personal development e.g. raising self esteem, making positive choices, anger management & how to resolve conflict constructively

Please see the other pages for:

Ddetails of training and resources for children’s and youth work Training and resources for children’s and youth work

The Child Friendly Church Award Child Friendly Church Award and

Possible grant schemes to support you in your children’s and youth work Children’s and Youth work grant schemes and

Attracting Young People Ideas to go about drawing young people to the Church


I am also the Synod Safeguarding Officer and can assist you with any safeguarding children or adults at risk issues.

Please see Safeguarding pages for details

Get in touch with Jan Murphy, the Children’s and Youth Development Officer, e-mail Jan or contact the synod office