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Turnaround Project (formally Choose2Change)

Choose to Change project changes to Turnaround Project.

Choose to change as it was is no longer in existence due to changes in funding stream and criteria attached to this funding.  To provide context to this all Youth Justice Service’s within UK received funding for a ‘turnaround’ project to be run with a preventative lens. It was decided to use this funding within Salford to fund workers who had previously been funded within the Choose to Change project. As such, the workers will remain the same but criteria for referral will be different. 

There are a number of criteria which need to be met in order to qualify as a turnaround case. Within Salford a young person will have to:

  • have been spoken to by the Police for an offence where ‘No further action’ is being taken
  • have concerns in relation to ASB raised about them resulting in an acceptable behaviour agreement (ABA)
  • have been to court and been acquitted for an offence

There are also criteria which means despite the above being met they would not qualify as a turnaround case. They would not qualify if they

  • are open to Early Help
  • have a child protection plan
  • are a child looked after

All turnaround cases will have an Early Help assessment. One to one work will be allocated based on the criteria above. Referrals will only come direct to the project from the Police, Court or ABA meetings.  All other referrals/requests for services related to young people in Salford will need to go via the bridge.

The Youth Justice Service will be developing further preventative work with schools and with Early Help with a new Prevention co-ordinator post. 

The Youth Service continue to offer their targeted offer to support work with young people. The Youth Justice Service continue to offer interventions (as per city wide prevention offer) to early help practitioners and social workers via consultation with the operational manager with responsibility for prevention and diversion.

Age Range(s)

  • 10 - 17

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kyle Gordon
Contact Position
Crime Prevention Senior Youth Worker

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Time of day


Referral required
Referral Details

Email for referral information