Junior Mentoring for 5-12 year olds from Action for Children

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 julie.riccio@actionforchildren.org.uk or lesley.stopforth@actionforchildren.org.uk. Alternatively call Action for Children on 0151 226 6577.

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