How we do it
We work with social services, schools and criminal justice services to identify which young people could benefit from our support. We then engage with the young person and their family or carer to develop a package of support, tailored to their specific needs.
Our services can include:
- Specialist support to help keep families together or to prevent foster placement breakdown
- Support to minimise harmful behaviour, such as drug and alcohol misuse, or sexually harmful behaviour
- Supporting a young person as they return home having been in care
- Keeping a young person in school and helping to improve attendance and attainment levels
- Changing behavioural attitudes to reduce risk of offending
- Transitional work to help a young person into training or employment, or to access adult services
All our work is backed up by 24/7 helpline that can be used for additional support at any time by the young person, their family or carer, or anyone with an interest in their wellbeing.
Our approach was recently graded as ‘excellent’ by the Care Inspectorate for the third year running. Read the Care Inspectorate’s 2019 Report.
Find out more about how we work with young people by downloading a summary of our practitioners' toolkit, 'A Better Life'.