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Our goal is to work towards a community where all children and young people are celebrated and know they belong.

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Supporting Children and Young People in Skipton and Craven

Our goal is to work towards a community where all children and young people are celebrated and know they belong. We support children and families experiencing vulnerabilities, to build resilience, thrive and achieve.

Referring a child to SELFA

To access activities your child/children must be referred to SELFA by a professional working with them or their family. This can be a class or head teacher, social worker, support worker, health visitor or other agency such as Carers’ Resource or CAMHS.

Complete this form in full, giving the reason for referral. Providing full information helps us give appropriate support and gauge level of need.

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Complete this form in full, giving the reason for referral. Providing full information helps us give appropriate support and gauge level of need.

How You Can Help

  • Fundraise

    Your money will go directly towards helping SELFA provide health & wellbeing programmes.

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  • Donate

    100% of your donation will support our children to build self-esteem and feel they belong.

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  • Volunteer

    Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back and there are lots of different ways to volunteer at SELFA.

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Current Activities in our calendar

SELFA run a full programme of activities for school-age children (4-19) who live or attend school in North Yorkshire. This includes health and wellbeing programmes, peer support groups, targeted holiday workshops and trips & residentials.

Lets stay in touch

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SELFA News and Updates

  • Mighty Minds is mightier than ever!

    SELFA are very pleased to say that Mighty Minds is continuing in 2024-2025 which will allow us to support more young people in Craven experiencing mild-moderate mental health needs. We’re looking forward to meeting new young people and visiting more schools across our wonderfully rural district.

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  • All Aboard for SELFA’s trip to York!

    During February half term our year 6 Inspire group had an aspirational day trip to York on behalf of Northen Trains and York St John University. The trip allowed the 10/11 year olds to think ahead to their future, get a glimpse of city life and travel via train. Our day began at Skipton station…

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  • SELFA receives multi-year funding thanks to local family firm

    The St James’s Place Foundation have supported SELFA with a grant of £30,000 over 3 years towards activities for children in North Craven. 

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Fundraising Updates

  • Summer Holidays have ended!

    We’ve had a very busy summer holidays. Here’s just some of the things that we have done: We’ve been to Grassington Woods, Cleatop Woods, Austwick, Malaham Tarn and Janets Foss. We’ve been to Forest School in Skipton Woods, played football at Sandylands and done team building at Nell Bank as well as walking the Ingleton…

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