Youth Engagement programmes
Our Sports Based programmes provide referred young people with a chance to develop Anger Management Skills, Build Self-discipline and self confidence. The programme have a 84% success rate , as measured by the referral agencies, and are provide at no cost to the young people.
September 2017 - August 2018
Charity information: Safer Kent is the opperating name of Kent Peoples Trust
The slide into Anti-social behaviour and further criminal activity by young people who have been marginalised in their communities, excluded from school or have family issues that are contributing to their behaviour.
We use structured sports programmes to build self-discipline and provide role models and new peer groups for the young people. In many cases the chance to succeed is more valuable than any other interventions they have had in the past.
Help young people change their behaviour
Activities» Provide a place for them on a structured sports based programme and the chance to complete a recognised qualification.
We receive feedback from the schools attended, the Referral Partners and the Youth Offending Teams as to the changes to the young peoples behaviour
Build new Peer Groups
Activities» By creating a sense of team-spirit and common goal, underpinned by the uniformed kit, and the motto of \
Feedback at the end of the programme, three months later and from the Sports Clubs that many of them join at the end of the programme.
Reduce the number of young people arrested or permanently excluded from school
Activities» We will run a number (13) Youth Inclusion Programmes in the Kent and Medway Area, based on the lessons learned on the pilot programmes we have run
By obtaining feedback from the schools and the Youth Offending Teams who are referring partners for the programme.
Reduction in ASB on the streets and in the schools. Reduction in young people being excluded from school and a more healthy lifestyle for the young people.
First 2 measured by questionnaires to the schools and local Community Safety Units
The last one by confirming the number of graduates who have continued with the sports.
Lack of buy-in from the young people: We have developed a robust selection process to ensue the coaching teams are not only skilled in their sport but also have an understanding of the issues and backgrounds that the young people come from.
We will provide information as to number of applicants, number who attend the programme and the results of the feedback from the referral agencies.
Budget - Project Cost: £12,510Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £4,000 Coaching Cost We have to use qualified coaches to ensure standards £3,400 Venue Hire Use of Sports Fields and indoor venues £2,010 Acritation of the qualifiactio We aim for over 90% to undertake the qualification £3,010 Kit Issue Important for team spirit and H&S £90 Publicity Print Costs Will need a leaflet that the young people and parents can understand
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Own Reserves £2,500 Guaranteed
The programmes will be run in the Ashford, Shepway and Sittingbourne areas of Kent and the Rainham area of Medway
Young People on the programme
Schools by reduced truancy and exclusions
Community Safety Units by reduction in A.S.B.
Local Neighbourhood by the change in the atmosphere in their streets.
These have been proven by the pilot programmes we have already run
We have a trusted reputation with the young people fro our School & Road Safety Campaigns. Our Links to the Law Enforcement teams have been in place since we started in 2001.
The Schools and Community Safety Teams have asked us to expand the programmes into the areas mentioned.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Ch Supt Rachel Curtis
Senior Officer from Kent Police who will be on the Trust's board and monitor activities
Mr Michalel Cogger
Mike chairs the Maidstone United Community Partnership and has been involved in the Football Based programme that formed part of the pilot
Mrs Debora Cocker-Barnes
Youth Offending Team member working with the Youth Workers Team in Kent, and member of the guiding group for the Gravesend Pilot programme
Councilor David Broke
Member of Medway Unitary Authority and Trustee of the charity.
This will pay for 1 youngster to get a place on on of the programmes. This will keep him in school
Matthew was happy to be given the chance to join the programme. He is loving football and his grades in English & Maths have improved and he has had less trouble at school.