Frequently Asked Questions

If you are aged 8 – 19, or up to 25 for those with additional needs, you can be a member of Manchester Youth Zone.

To sign up, you will need to complete a membership form. Download the application form or pick one up from reception. Anyone under the age of 16 must have their membership form signed by a parent or guardian.

Nope – anyone aged 8-19 (or up to 25 with additional needs) can become a member, where ever they live! 

It costs £5 for annual membership and 50p for every visit.

Details of our activities are available here. Almost all activities run each night.

Young people under 13 years old cannot leave the centre unsupervised unless a parent or guardian has completed a “Consent to Leave” form (available at reception).

Our behaviour policy can be downloaded here.

We do our best to ensure that all young people are safe at Manchester Youth Zone.

  • We operate a closed door policy for all under 13’s which means these members can not leave the building without a parent or guardian. Should a parent/ guardian wish to allow a member under 13 to leave unsupervised, a “Consent to Leave” form is available from reception.
  • All staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training. Our Safeguarding Officer deals with all concerns about young people and takes necessary steps to ensure their safety.
  • Staff are trained in Team-Teach, a method of dealing with challenging behaviour that promotes de-escalation and the reduction of risk and restraint. It also supports teaching, learning and caring through increasing staff confidence and competence. Team-Teach has been awarded a National Training Award and is widely used.
  • Our sessions are closed to the general public. On sessions, every young person in the building is a registered member and all adults are staff, volunteers or supervised guests.
  • We have links with local PCSO’s and we do our best to make sure young people are safe in the area surrounding MYZ when they leave.

Yes, you can download it here.

Any matter relating to the safety of  a young person is dealt with by the Safeguarding Officer, James Dronsfield. James can be reached via email or you can call 0161 203 5333.

Yes, you can download it here.

We keep lost property for one month after it has been collected in the hope it will be claimed! You can call, email or ask in person if you think something has been left at MYZ and someone will check for you.

We are a fully inclusive centre for young people of any ability. Although we can not provide 1:1 support, we offer young people with medium to high needs the chance to take part in Enhanced Inclusion sessions and membership is extended up to the age of 25 for these young people.

We are unable to provide 1:1 support during our usual timetable. We do try and support young people who require extra help by inviting them and their parents/ carers to meet with our Inclusion Manager to discuss a plan for their time at the centre. More information can be found here.

Yes. The centre is purpose built to be fully wheelchair accessible.

Anyone can apply to be a Volunteer. To sign up, please complete our Online Application Form and we will be in touch to discuss how you can get involved. 

We do not discriminate against people with a criminal record, however, our priority is the safety of our members. As such, anyone with a criminal record is invited to take part in a tracing interview which gives an applicant the chance to explain their record and what positive changes they have made. A decision will be made on the same day as to whether to move forward with the application process.

You can read more about our Policy on Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here.