Project information

Help a Nottinghamshire Child

Help a Nottinghamshire Child (HNC) is an early intervention programme to keep kids away from crime and out of prison. It aims to teach young people across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire about the law, how to live within it and the consequences of breaking the law.

Ongoing

Charity information: The Egalitarian Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The project seeks to prevent children and young people from becoming involved in and committing youth crime. A recent article in the Independent suggested that "early intervention is needed to stop young people going off the rails which could save £1.7bn a year". HNC is an early intervention learning programme that aims to keep children and young people in Nottingham away from crime and out of prison.

    Solution

    Pupils learn through acting out court cases, arrest procedures and role play crime scenarios in the court rooms, police station, gaol and other education spaces at the Galleries of Justice Museum. Children ‘learn by doing’ outside the classroom by engaging in an authentic environment of the old Shire Hall and gaol.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    HNC aims to teach young people about the law, how to live within it and raise aspirations

    Activities

    » The programme includes acting out court cases, arrest procedures and crime scenario role plays within the museum's police station, courtroom and gaol

    Evaluations completed by the participants will demonstrate an increased understanding of the law and knowledge of professions within the justice system


    Aim 2

    Acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how pupils can participate actively in society

    Activities

    » The programme includes acting out court cases, arrest procedures and crime scenario role plays within the museum's police station, courtroom and gaol

    Evaluations completed by the participants will demonstrate increased understanding of how to be an active citizen


    Aim 3

    Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law in our
    society

    Activities

    » The programme includes acting out court cases, arrest procedures and crime scenario role plays within the museum's police station, courtroom and gaol

    Evaluations completed by the participants will demonstrate increased understanding of the law and how to live within it through actively participating in courtroom workshops.


    Aim 4

    Equip pupils with skills to enable them to make informed choices and decisions

    Activities

    » The programme includes acting out court cases, arrest procedures and crime scenario role plays within the museum's police station, courtroom and gaol

    Evaluations completed by the participants will demonstrate positive changes in attitudes towards the law , behaviours and choices


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will help to reduce the number of young people from Nottinghamshire from becoming involved in crime and therefore keeping them out of prison. The project will also raise aspirations and encourage young people to pursue a career in the legal justice system.

    Risk

    There is a risk that a school is unable to participate in the project due to lack of interest or time to visit the museum. We have overcome this risk by developing good relationships with schools across the city and county and we will ensure that the project will be run efficiently. The benefits and positive outcomes will be clearly communicated to the school to encourage active participation.

    Reporting

    We will provide donors with regular feedback, case studies and evaluations from the programme to share with them the success of the project and to thank them for their support.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £450

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      Amount Heading Description
      £450 School programme 30 pupils (1 class) to take part in early intervention day
  • Background

    Location

    The Galleries of Justice Museum which is a grade II* listed building in the heart of Nottingham City Centre. It is close to many areas of deprivation and distressed communities. The musuem is the perfect context in which to deliver our programmes and activities and allows learning to take place within the courtrooms, police station and prison of the Galleries of Justice Museum

    Beneficiaries

    30 pupils from Nottingham City/Nottinghamshire (1 class)
    The class will be selected to participate in the project based on the percentage of free school meals the school receives and the rates of crime within the area.
    The wider community will also benefit from reduced offending rates.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Galleries of Justice Museum is the perfect context in which to deliver our programmes and activities and allows learning to take place within the courtrooms, police station and prison of the Galleries of Justice Museum. We have been delivering learning programmes and activities for over 20 years and work with over 20,000 young people each year.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Pollie Shorthouse

    Pollie is responsible for the development and delivery of all learning across NCCL sites including Help a Nottinghamshire Child.

    Naomi Garnett

    As Learning and Access Manager Naomi is responsible for the co-ordination, organisation and delivery of Help a Nottinghamshire Child.

The students have been really engaged. The visit has given them a real insight into crime and justice.

Teacher from Queen Elizabeth Academy