“Our experiences as individuals enable us to tackle many different issues on a wide variety of subjects in order to  help young people”.

       We deliver  PSHE groups in schools, girls projects, alternative to exclusion programmes, alternative curriculum schools and any other youth groups to equip and empower young people to cope with problems and normal daily living.

Please feel free to contact us- refocusprojectx@gmail.com

We aim to :-

Break cycles of offending and re-offending and reduce exclusions

We offer a number of core specialist services:-

Intense crime prevention and interventions  through small groups or  large groups  addressing for PSHE days, assemblies and  Intensive small group work 

Crime diversion

Gangs and gang culture, Knife crime, positive choices, substance misuse, addictive behaviour, Prison and consequences

Behaviour Management

“Dealing with root issues”

  • Generational patterns, Anger management, dealing with emotions, cultural awareness, bullying, domestic violence , confidence and self esteem.

Methods

Our interventions are creative, engaging and innovative: involving young people getting in touch with their own experiences by using our own (including role play) and applying well thought out icebreakers and energisers

 

Our intensive mentoring  helps young people manage school life for many different reasons, incorporating some teaching of functional skills. We also get alongside young people through a range of sporting activities and other hobbies / interests

We support some young people in prison and out of prison for a year to help them settle back in the community

We run training & Consultancy  for professionals, providing advice and information on addressing the needs of young people;

We give support and provide education to parents and carers concerned about their young people being involved in crimes, gangs and substance misuse;

We coach during training and employment – we provide a service that supports young people who want to divert from drugs, alcohol and criminal behaviour whilst they are looking for employment or training or are in training and education. This has proved to be very successful in helping young people to achieve their goals.

REFOCUS POSTER 2016

… In a number of environments:-

We work in schools on a range of programmes, primarily PHSE, and also with Pupil Referral Units; our work reinforces the work of other professionals.

Work with youth clubs / faith groups / community centres / prisons / children homes

Refocus works in these environments by engaging with young people through both group and one on one sessions.

Outreach

As well as the two areas mentioned above, Refocus aims to impact the lives of those that would not normally benefit from our services and therefore we go to where ever they may be based. Our staff reach the hard to engage, disadvantaged and vulnerable young people on the streets and provides interventions and support to young people who are not integrated into youth services in schools or youth clubs or are involved in anti-social behaviour, gangs, knife crime and other risky behaviours.

Families in Prison FIP

Working with young people whose parents and family have been in prison.

Breaking the silence,  addressing the barriers and needs

For more information :- Leaflet below

FIP leaflet 1 copy 2

Partners

Early Help services , Public health services, Probation, Kent county council, Community safety partnerships, Community safety units Schools and  parents

Funding partners

With Thanks to:-

Friends of Refocus, KCC, Medway secure training unit, Schools, Henry smith, Awards for all , Don Hanson Foundation, Philips fund, Colyer Fergusson charitable trust and Kent community foundation.

 

Awards for All logo.