OUR PARTNERS

Spark2Life

https://www.spark2life.co.uk/

Spark2Life has been engaged to run a youth mentor programme. They will be:

  • Recruiting potential mentors whose educational, interest and occupational backgrounds allow them to engage with gang issues in their community.
  • Providing specialist training and support at flexible times to mentors on the main issues (mainly adolescent risk and the impact of childhood trauma).
  • Creating long-term, sustainable relationships between mentor and mentee.
  • Ensuring mentors are confident in raising youth safeguarding concerns through the appropriate routes.

Change Grow Live (CGL)

https://www.changegrowlive.org/

CGL has been engaged to provide casework support to individuals who have been identified as being at risk. They will be:

  • Building strong relationships with community resources that will assist people to change their lifestyle and behaviour.
  • Building strong relationships with prisons to influence positive outcomes for prisoners about to be released.
  • Creating a pre-release programme that will give practical support in key areas and allow prisoners to reintegrate into society and make a positive contribution.
  • Coaching prisoners to use strategies that will support them to choose friendship groups that support their rehabilitation.
  • Coaching young people to develop strategies to turn negative behaviours into positive habits.
  • Hiring staff that have careers and life-experiences that young people aspire to, meaning they are credible enough to build a trusted relationship.
  • Signposting young people to other services that may be relevant to their needs.

Abianda

http://abianda.com/

Abianda has been engaged to ensure a consistent approach to gender issues across the programme. They will be:  

  • Leading a review of gangs’ services, focusing on their awareness and capacity to act in relation to gender issues.
  • Developing an action plan for training and support based on the review’s findings.
  • Delivering training and coaching to relevant staff on gender responsiveness in relation to gangs.
  • Advising the other partners with relation to gender issues.
  • Abianda delivers a fully-funded pan-London service for young women aged 10-25 affected by county lines activity. To find out more, please visit their website: http://abianda.com/rescue-and-response-county-lines-activity/ ;

OUR PARTNERS