Please feel free to contact us for tailor made services best suited to the young person, in large groups,  small experiential groups and intensive mentoring

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

We aim to

Break cycles of offending and reoffending and , Reduce exclusions

We offer a number of core specialist services:-

  • We provide intense crime prevention and interventions through intense mentoring  and large groups . We deal with gang  culture, knife crime,confidence, positive attitudes, diversity, self harm, mental health, addictive behaviour, generational patterns, bullying, domestic violence and other areas
  • These 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
  • We deliver life skill packages to 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.
  • We arrange prison visits for young people to show them what prison life would be like if they make the wrong choices, however we primarily reserve this experience for young people who are on their last chance;
  • We run training programmes for professionals, providing consultancy 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 provide intense mentoring to young people struggling to 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 coach in 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.

… In a number of environments:-

Work in schools

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.

Partners

Early Help services , Public health services, Probation, Kent county council, Community safety partnerships, Schools and the community

Funders

With Thanks to

KCC, Medway secure training unit, Schools, Henry smith, Awards for all , Don Hanson Foundation, Philips fund, Colyer Fergusson charitable trust

 

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