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Off the Record provides a range of FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and INDEPENDENT services for children and young people that support the development of their emotional health and well-being.

* Domestic Violence and Abuse
* Young parents
* Young carers
* Listening support

Locations we operate in

Bath - 01225 312481

Open House Centre, Bath, BA1 1 JW

Services we Provide


Children and Young People can easily access our services and find someone to listen to them, understand and help them to find their own way to improve their emotional heath and well-being. We also promote and support children and young people informing and improving services that impact on their lives.

Our service empowers children and young people to make informed choices in order to increase their well-being and independence. We provide the means by which children and young people resolve issues and thereby have the opportunity to reach their goals and influence change.

What we do


Off the Record offers a weekly youth group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people and young people questioning their sexuality age 13 to 21 years who live in the Bath and North East areas (B&NES).

Domestic Violence & Abuse

Currently this project is focused on prevention education work in schools, raising awareness of domestic violence and teenage relationship abuse.

Listening Support 

Sometimes children and young people simply want to talk to someone who is outside of their situation. Sometimes they want something to change.

Off the Record provides Listening Support Services that provide information, support and counselling for children and young people. Young people might have a range of issues which affect their lives – click here to see the issues/problems we can help you with.

Shout Out!

Children and Young People’s Rights and Advocacy Service. Shout Out! is an Advocacy Service for children and young people aged 0 – 18 years old, who work, live or study in Bath and North East Somerset. Advocacy can support you if you are:

  • A child or young person in, or moving on from care
  • A child or young person subject to a child protection conference
  • A young person (aged 16 and 17) without a permanent home
  • A disabled child or young person and you have not had your 19th birthday
  • A child or young person who wants to make a complaint about social services provision
  • A young people wanting to move on from care

Young Parents

We give young parents and parents to be – both mothers and fathers – information, support and practical assistance however it’s needed. We often help with:

  • Housing & benefits
  • Education & employment
  • Relationship issues
  • Choices in pregnancy
  • Accessing legal advice
  • Accessing financial support
  • Parenting skills
  • Loss of a child
  • Meeting other young parents
  • … and much more

Where we do it


The group is called SPACE and from Wednesday 14th August 2013 will meet every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm at Off the Record, Manvers Street, Bath.

Domestic Violence & Abuse

The program is currently being piloted in one school.

Listening Support

  • Listening Support appointments are available in our centres for ages 18 – 25
  • The Counselling Service is available in our centres and community venues for ages 18 – 25
  • The School Outreach Service is available to students in a number of B&NES secondary schools – it also delivers workshops in schools for all children at participating schools

Find out more about what we offer by reading children and young people’s stories

Young Parents

Any young parent or parent to be aged 19 or under who is living, studying or working in Bath & North East Somerset.

How to access


For further information about this group you can contact our LGBT youth worker Babs Mcphail by e-mail at

Domestic Violence & Abuse

Click here if you want to find more, or contact the team.

Listening Support

Click here if you want to find more, contact the team, or make a referral.

Shout Out

Click here if you want to find out more, contact the team or make a referral.

Young Parents

The Young Parents Support Worker offers a quick response to referrals, aiming to arrange an initial meeting within 7-10 days.

Click here if you want to find out more, contact the team, or make a referral.

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