Project information

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

Safer Kent is the opperating name of Kent Peoples Trust logo
  • Need

    Need

    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.

    Solution

    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    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


    Aim 2

    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.


    Aim 3

    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.


  • Impact

    Impact

    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.

    Risk

    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.

    Reporting

    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

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,510

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      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
  • Background

    Location

    The programmes will be run in the Ashford, Shepway and Sittingbourne areas of Kent and the Rainham area of Medway

    Beneficiaries

    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

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    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.

    People

    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.

£90

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.

parent of a young person who completed the programme