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Choose2Change

This project is youth workers from Salford Youth Service working in partnership with Salford Youth Justice Service on a pilot crime prevention project. The aim of the project is to prevent first time entries into the criminal justice system.

We will be targeting young people who have been referred to us between the ages of 10 to 12 who are at risk of being involved in criminality and already showing signs of this. 

For the referral to meet the threshold for our project we would be looking at the following risk criteria.

Evidence of ASB/Criminal activity

Poor education/ attainment /SEN/ not in mainstream

Evidence of aggression or violent behaviour

Involved in Children Services

Siblings or family involved in criminal activity

Parental mental health issues / substance misuse/ parenting issues

Missing From Home

Domestic Violence in Family

We will start off by building trusted relationships with the child and family and identify their need and strengths through an assessment.

We will then put a plan together of findings which will address the young person’s needs and develop their strengths and build their resilience. This will include a mix of preventative one to one age appropriate direct work tailored to meet the need of the child.

We will also support the young person to access positive activities and sign post them to generic services such as local youth provision following our exit.

We only carry a small case load so we can work with the young people more intensively. We will be working with the family to create sustainability and we will be mindful not to create dependency instead we will build on their strengths and work with them so we can achieve change together.

Please email to access the referral process or to ask any questions.

Age Range(s)

  • 10-12 yrs

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kyle Gordon
Contact Position
Crime Prevention Senior Youth Worker
Telephone
Email
kyle.gordon@salford.gov.uk

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Email for referral information

Costs

Details
Free