SAFE T will be delivered through the following means and coordinated by Angela Robinson and is funded through Lambeth Young and Safe.
The SAFE T project will be delivered for ten weeks commencing on 17th January. Most the core activities will be delivered in one evening. Therefore, one evening per week will include the workshop and mentoring. This will be supported by the off site trips which will be delivered across a variety of times.
The core activities will be:
· Regular mentoring for each young person.
KYC does not currently deliver a formal mentoring programme for young people. The resources secured through Lambeth Y & S will enable KYC to deliver a mentoring programme for young people who are currently in Year 6 but also to continue with the mentoring into Year 7.
The mentoring will enable each young person to access a trained mentor who can provide support, information and guidance on the issues and needs being communicated. This will link into the Individual Action Plan which each young person will have.
· Regular trips offsite.
KYC is a strong advocate in providing experiences for young people away from their natural and regular environments. A secondary point would be to provide positive risks which in turn reduce the young person needing to experience negative risks.
Such trips could include educational options such as going to museums, cultural options such as going to the theatre and more random ones which could range from sitting around Trafalgar Square eating a Happy Meal to scrambling up Box Hill in the dark. In our experience with the young people we work with such trips enable the young person to be more authentic, discover more of themselves and to provide the youth workers with greater opportunity to develop positive relationships.
· A residential weekend.
Similar to the offsite trips; KYC are nuts about residentials. The residential for the SAFE T project will involve taking a group (up to 14) of young people to an outdoor adventure centre. The usual choice for this is Hindleap Warren.
KYC would use Hindleap to enable the following:
§ Enable the young people to develop new experiences
§ Eanble the young people to develop self esteem
§ Enable the young people to develop additional skills that could be used to support them in entering Year 7.
· A weekly topic based workshop aimed at the challenges of going to secondary school.
Each workshop would provide the young people with the following:
§ A safe place to share their concerns about going into secondary school.
§ Opportunities to develop key skills including communication, personal safety, guidance on curriculum, self esteem and worth, travelling safely and friendships.
The workshops would be supported by the Apprentice Youth Workers at KYC who will seek to develop long term, consistent and positive relationships with each young person.
The workshops will also have a high element of fun as it is becoming increasingly clear that young people are finding it more difficult to have fun in a safe and challenging manner.
· Opportunities to engage with the wider KYC universal programme.
As with all our targeted services each young person is encouraged to participate with the wider universal service offered by KYC. This enables the young person to develop their experiences and widen their social networks.