Children aged 5-12 years who are experiencing difficulties, which may be having a negative impact on their learning, confidence, and social skills, can now be referred to Action for Children’s junior mentoring service.
The programme provides a solution focused approach to support a child to develop their inner resources and strengths. Building their self-esteem and finding positive alternatives to challenging behaviour that could otherwise
result in them not reaching their full potential.
The mentoring service:
- Improves the emotional health and wellbeing of children who are having difficulties
- Reduces behavioural issues
- Improves family life, including relationships with parents and siblings.
- Builds self-esteem and confidence through new experiences and challenges
- Improves the parent/child relationships with the school
- Increases the child’s ability to make and sustain friendships
This service is a tailored one-to-one mentoring package with a carefully screened, trained and supervised adult volunteers from within your own community. Volunteers are trained in using a solution focused approach to working with children. They cover safeguarding children and lone working before they are matched to a child.
How the program is delivered
The programme is delivered over a 9-month period and takes place outside of school hours, once a week. Sessions can be between 2-4 hours, depending on the needs of the child.
For more information on the programme and how to refer please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Alternatively call Action for Children on 0151 226 6577.Back to blog