Moving into kinship care has been an emotional event for both Connor and his mum, but Includem’s ADAPT for CashBack team has been with them every step of the way.
Connor is 14 years old. He was referred to Includem’s ADAPT for CashBack project by his pastoral care teacher who was increasingly concerned about his behaviour; Connor was missing classes and when he did go, he was verbally abusive to his teachers.
Cassie was just 12 when she experienced a traumatic bereavement. Within a few years she was drinking heavily and regularly coming into conflict with the law, yet the support she so badly needed was not made available to her.
Cassie’s story is not uncommon. In fact, numerous studies have shown the link between young people experiencing a bereavement and going on to offend.
Here she tells her story.
When anxiety issues were proving a real barrier to 16-year old Rachel achieving her life goals, Includem was asked to step in and help.
Now, thanks to a programme of intensive support, the Lanarkshire teenager is about to start a college course in her new found passion, photography. The photography project Includem ran in partnership with local photographer Carlo Paloni, was just one of the ways Includem helped Rachel build her self-confidence.