Woodcraft Folk Social Story

This resource is a powerpoint presentation - a social story to support the inclusion of children with additional needs.


Social stories are a useful way to support children, especially those with Autism, to prepare for participating at group. The social story helps the child and their carers understand what to expect and how they can get involved.


This social stories were prepared by Levenshulme Woodcraft Folk and North Bristol Elfins - thanks for sharing.

United Youth Social Action Fund announced

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Uniformed youth groups celebrate new funding for social action

Woodcraft Folk is one of five youth organisations which are celebrating receiving new funding from a £10 million grant fund to promote innovative grassroots social action by uniformed groups.

The second round of the Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund grants, administered by Youth United Foundation, has been funded by the Cabinet Office from LIBOR fines raised from banks for misdemeanours and attempted manipulation of financial markets.

Online Training seminars

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Woodcraft Folk strive to be inclusive, open and accessible to all, with this aim in mind Woodcraft Folk began a series of online seminars in March. 

Inclusion training webinars

Event date: 
25 March 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Event location: 

Leaders often seek information, advice and training on how to include children and young people with additional needs. In order to provide information and support in this area Woodcraft Folk are launching a number of online seminars on additional needs, with a focus on how these needs affect inclusion in our groups, and what we can do to increase inclusion.

Development Conference Report 2008

The 2008 Development Conference successfully showcased a number of Woodcraft Folk projects and approaches adopted across the UK to engage and attract children, young people and adult helpers from diverse communities.

In the attached report you will find:

Including deaf children & young people

This advice is a compilation of ideas from Woodcraft Folk volunteers at Venturer Camp 2013, supported by a trainer from the National Deaf Children’s Society. The tips are based on real experiences of supporting young people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.

Inclusion partnerships

In recent years Woodcraft Folk have developed a number of partnerships to support inclusion, with the aim of developing training, advice and guidance material for group leaders in how to meet the additional support requirements of children and young with additional needs.

Partnerships include:

• National Deaf Children’s Society
• National Autistic Society
• Asthma UK
• Young MINDS

The following links will direct you to training and guidance information:

Tips for an inclusive group night

At a weekend of workshops looking at how to support children and young people with autism and other communication difficulties, Woodcraft Folk delegates agreed the following Top Ten Tips for Group nights:

The TREE Programme

TREE stands for Training, Representation, Equality and Engagement.These are all things Woodcraft Folk aims to give young members. The more fully young people can participate in the organisation, the stronger our future will be.

The TREE Programme was funded by the Big Lottery over a period of five years (2009 – 2014) with the task of developing youth participation at all levels of Woodcraft Folk throughout England. We focused on making sure young people's experience of Woodcraft Folk - from playing games at a weekly group night to sitting on our national trustee board - was as good as possible, and that they could act on the issues that are important to them within the movement and outside of it.  

Woodcraft Folk has always brought children, young people and adults together to learn about and act on social issues, since we were established in 1925 by 19 year-old Leslie Paul. At local and national level, we try to create an atmosphere of equality and co-operation where people of any age can get involved in making decisions, running activities and influencing the movement.

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