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Youth Starz

This project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and will support 350+ children and young people aged 4 to 19years over three years. The project offers bespoke support programmes for individuals and a range of free activities and support services targeted within the Woughton and MK City areas. The project will enable young people to increase life skills and gain other valuable competencies including communication and team work whilst improving their wellbeing. The project aims to reduce anti-social behaviour, increase school attendance and attainment towards raising aspirations and increasing the life chances of children and young people struggling with often complex and chaotic lives.

For further information please contact Youth Starz Project Manager Katie Marsh:

T: 07850 916600 or

E: katie.marsh@servicesix.co.uk

TARGET

Targeting And Reducing Grooming, Exploitation & Trading Of Children & Young People Online

 

The TARGET Project provides a support to report helpline operated by young people, TARGET Champions, for those who are at risk of or have experienced grooming, exploitation or child trafficking.  Support can also be provided for those who have concerns about others who they feel may be at risk. The helpline is contactable via telephone, email, Facebook and Whatsapp messenger.

 

The helpline currently operates Mondays and Fridays 4.30-8.00pm and the contact details are as followed:

T: 07718 003219

E: target@servicesix.co.uk

FB: Ollie Target

 

Our TARGET project runs from April 2017 within Northamptonshire & Leicestershire for 3yrs

 

Key partners include disadvantaged young people, Police forces and De Montfort University

 

Project Activities include:

  • Youth led design and launch of a free online safety app
  • Youth led Online Safety workshops for the community
  • Youth led ‘Support to Report’ services for young people
  • Further research
  • Annual conference to share learning and celebrate positive outcomes

 

All young people engaged in the project receive on-going training and support to work towards leading the project activities.

 

The Project Outcomes include disadvantaged young people achieving:

 

  • Improved Well-being
  • Improved Online Protective Behaviours
  • Increased Transferable Knowledge and Skills
  • Increased Accredited Volunteering Activities

 

Why is Service Six prioritising the challenge against online sexual exploitation?

 

Facts

  1. CSE is one of the 3 existing national priorities and a (NCA - National Strategic Tasking and Coordination Group)
  2. Main serious and organised threat to the UK & a Major intelligence gap (2015-16 National Crime Agency Control Strategy)
  3. The Police are, ‘Developing understanding of CSE offending activity online (2015-16 National Crime Agency Annual Report)
  4. 2012-2016: 26% increase at Service Six cases involving Online Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OSEA)

 

Key Initial TARGET Research Findings October 2015 to August 2016

Service Six’s TARGET project engaged 1001 young people, 826 of whom were disadvantaged. All resided in Northamptonshire or Leicestershire and were aged between 5 and 25 years of age, with most between 9 and 17 years. 793 young people responded to semi-structured questionnaires and they told us:

  • 51% are regularly contacted online by strangers
  • 36% have received pornography including child
  • 26% have sent pornography
  • 19% have been asked to meet stranger/s
  • 8% have met strangers
  • 0.5% reported to an adult

 

Furthermore disadvantaged young people are:

  • 8% more likely to receive sexually explicit images or video
  • 6% more likely to send out sexually explicit images or video
  • 23% more likely to send out sexually explicit material willingly
  • 21% less likely to report unwanted stranger contact and or receipt of sexually explicit material to an adult

 

The initial research has highlighted various con-current themes which have a serious public health impact on young people and need exploring further including:

  • Addiction to mobile phone use in particular (1000+ average communications per day)
  • Physical Impairment due to repetitive strain injury and potential reversal of cervical lordosis
  • Apathy to sexually explicit images, pornography and online criminal activity
  • Mental Health based on significant indicators of profound loneliness
  • Disruption to Education due to constant mobile phone use during lessons at schools
  • Disruption to Cognitive Development and associated long-term negative impact
  • Absence of Parental Monitoring and associated risk
  • Inadequate Internet Security at schools, homes and in the community

 

For further information please contact TARGET Project Manager Hayley Brown:

T: 07923 904334

E: hayley.brown@servicesix.co.uk

New Leaf -

Northamptonshire based Voluntary Sector organisations are working together to provide holistic support to people across the county. Service Six are part of Commsortia and  are delivering part of this £1.4 million Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project, helping people back onto the path into training or employment.

This project is funded by European Social Fund and Big Lottery.

 

Service Six are providing the following project as part of the BBO

 

Work Readiness Action Programme

A WRAP around support package for people aged between 16 - 29yrs, who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) with the aims of helping participants in developing & achieving their goals of becoming employed.

 

Benefits For Participants

Interactive work readiness programme tailored around individual needs

Partnering with exciting employers, training providers and other organisations to create a wrap-around support package, exploring a diversity of skills, designed to inspire you to pursue the career you want

Advance your employability , skills and competencies

Develop your potential

Discover unique opportunities

Develop personal qualities and people skills

Develop transferable life skills

Emotional and practical support to increase self-esteem and confidence

Critical thinking and problem solving

CV writing assistance

Completing application support

Interview preparation

Self-presentation

Job/education retention support

Help to find financial literacy and take control of money

Access to professional therapy, mediation, one-to-one and peer support groups

We are also able to assist in being able to access work; such as transportation, smart clothing and mobile phone credit

(This is subject to full engagement with the programme)

For further information please contact:

T: 01933 277520

E: wrap@servicesix.co.uk

Aspiring to a Better Future -

Inclusion Project

An Early Intervention programme to support students who are experiencing emerging problems which is having a significant impact on their achievements of expected outcomes and are likely to require more targeted support from a number of agencies.

 

Participation criteria:

Police colleagues will be visiting identified students and their parents to undertake background checks and to assess suitability, engagement, motivation and obtain consent. SDQ Assessment with teachers, parents and students prior to entering the programme.

 

Benefits of participation:

  • Students reported with improved behaviour and reduced ASB / low level offending incidents
  • Students with improved educational attendance
  • Students managing testing situations positively
  • Students understanding what constitutes a healthy relationship
  • Students reporting  improved wellbeing within their physical, mental health and happiness

 

For further information please contact: Claudia Slabon

T: 01933 277520

E: claudia.slabon@servicesix.co.uk

The Opal Project -

Self-Harm

Our Opal Project is aimed at providing services to people who are suffering from self-harm or for others who would like to know more information about self-harm to enable them to help and understand individuals who self-harm. The project was awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

 

We can provide:

  • Resources that can be downloaded free of charge
  • Counselling and therapy services
  • Workshops
  • Group work

You can visit our dedicated website for this project theopalproject.com

 

For further information please contact: Claudia Slabon

T: 01933 277520

E: claudia.slabon@servicesix.co.uk

StreetWise - Detached Services

Streetwise is a project aimed at targeting children and young people in set areas, and providing them positive activity to engage in. The project not only gives young people something to do but also helps build their social skills, make new friends in their local area and take part in a range of activities that will develop various skills.

 

The Streetwise project currently takes place in the Spring Rise area of Kettering, Ennerdale area of Corby and Pineham in Northampton.

 

For further information please contact: Emma Campion

T: 01933 277520

E: emma.campion@servicesix.co.uk

Supporting Children, Young People, Adults, Families & Communities

Telephone: 01933 277520/273746

Positive Activities and Projects

The majority of our activities and projects are provided to the end user for free through funding from our partners or as a result of grants being awarded.

 

We have achieved a positive reputation of providing good quality, interactive and fun activities for children, young people, adults, families and communities within Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire. As a result of this we have a track record of reducing anti-social behaviour in communities by up to 39% in only a few short weeks.

 

We can provide activities ranging from arts and crafts to boxing, fashion shows to talent competitions.

 

One thing we know is that a happy and engaged community is a more peaceful one.

 

Below is more information about our projects

Aspiring to a Better Future -

Inclusion Project

An Early Intervention programme to support students who are experiencing emerging problems which is having a significant impact on their achievements of expected outcomes and are likely to require more targeted support from a number of agencies.

 

Participation criteria:

Police colleagues will be visiting identified students and their parents to undertake background checks and to assess suitability, engagement, motivation and obtain consent. SDQ Assessment with teachers, parents and students prior to entering the programme.

 

Benefits of participation:

  • Students reported with improved behaviour and reduced ASB / low level offending incidents
  • Students with improved educational attendance
  • Students managing testing situations positively
  • Students understanding what constitutes a healthy relationship
  • Students reporting  improved wellbeing within their physical, mental health and happiness

 

For further information please contact: Claudia Slabon

T: 01933 277520

E: claudia.slabon@servicesix.co.uk

The Opal Project -

Supporting Children, Young People, Adults, Families & Communities

Supporting Children, Young People, Adults, Families & Communities

The majority of our activities and projects are provided to the end user for free through funding from our partners or as a result of grants being awarded.

 

We have achieved a positive reputation of providing good quality, interactive and fun activities for children, young people, adults, families and communities within Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire. As a result of this we have a track record of reducing anti-social behaviour in communities by up to 39% in only a few short weeks.

 

We can provide activities ranging from arts and crafts to boxing, fashion shows to talent competitions.

 

One thing we know is that a happy and engaged community is a more peaceful one.

 

Below is more information about our projects

Youth Starz

This project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and will support 350+ children and young people aged 4 to 19years over three years. The project offers bespoke support programmes for individuals and a range of free activities and support services targeted within the Woughton and MK City areas. The project will enable young people to increase life skills and gain other valuable competencies including communication and team work whilst improving their wellbeing. The project aims to reduce anti-social behaviour, increase school attendance and attainment towards raising aspirations and increasing the life chances of children and young people struggling with often complex and chaotic lives.

For further information please contact Youth Starz Project Manager Katie Marsh:

T: 07850 916600 or

E: katie.marsh@servicesix.co.uk

TARGET

Targeting And Reducing Grooming, Exploitation & Trading Of Children & Young People Online

 

The TARGET Project provides a support to report helpline operated by young people, TARGET Champions, for those who are at risk of or have experienced grooming, exploitation or child trafficking.  Support can also be provided for those who have concerns about others who they feel may be at risk. The helpline is contactable via telephone, email, Facebook and Whatsapp messenger.

 

The helpline currently operates

Mondays and Fridays 4.30-8.00pm

Contact:

T: 07718 003219

E: target@servicesix.co.uk

FB: Ollie Target

 

Our TARGET project runs from April 2017 within Northamptonshire & Leicestershire for 3yrs

 

Key partners include disadvantaged young people, Police forces and De Montfort University

 

Project Activities include:

Youth led design and launch of a free online safety app

Youth led Online Safety workshops for the community

Youth led ‘Support to Report’ services for young people

Further research

Annual conference to share learning and celebrate positive outcomes

 

All young people engaged in the project receive on-going training and support to work towards leading the project activities.

 

The Project Outcomes include disadvantaged young people achieving:

 

Improved Well-being

Improved Online Protective Behaviours

Increased Transferable Knowledge and Skills

Increased Accredited Volunteering Activities

 

Why is Service Six prioritising the challenge against online sexual exploitation?

 

Facts

CSE is one of the 3 existing national priorities and a (NCA - National Strategic Tasking and Coordination Group)

 

Main serious and organised threat to the UK & a Major intelligence gap (2015-16 National Crime Agency Control Strategy)

 

The Police are, ‘Developing understanding of CSE offending activity online (2015-16 National Crime Agency Annual Report)

 

2012-2016: 26% increase at Service Six cases involving Online Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OSEA)

 

Key Initial TARGET Research Findings October 2015 to August 2016

Service Six’s TARGET project engaged 1001 young people, 826 of whom were disadvantaged. All resided in Northamptonshire or Leicestershire and were aged between 5 and 25 years of age, with most between 9 and 17 years. 793 young people responded to semi-structured questionnaires and they told us:

51% are regularly contacted online by strangers

36% have received pornography including child

26% have sent pornography

19% have been asked to meet stranger/s

8% have met strangers

0.5% reported to an adult

 

Furthermore disadvantaged young people are:

8% more likely to receive sexually explicit images or video

6% more likely to send out sexually explicit images or video

23% more likely to send out sexually explicit material willingly

21% less likely to report unwanted stranger contact and or receipt of sexually explicit material to an adult

 

The initial research has highlighted various con-current themes which have a serious public health impact on young people and need exploring further including:

Addiction to mobile phone use in particular (1000+ average communications per day)

Physical Impairment due to repetitive strain injury and potential reversal of cervical lordosis

Apathy to sexually explicit images, pornography and online criminal activity

Mental Health based on significant indicators of profound loneliness

Disruption to Education due to constant mobile phone use during lessons at schools

Disruption to Cognitive Development and associated long-term negative impact

Absence of Parental Monitoring and associated risk

Inadequate Internet Security at schools, homes and in the community

 

For further information please contact TARGET Project Manager Hayley Brown:

T: 07923 904334

E: hayley.brown@servicesix.co.uk

New Leaf

Service Six Work Readiness Action Programme

A WRAP around support package for people aged between 16 - 29yrs, who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) with the aims of helping participants in developing & achieving their goals of becoming employed.

 

Benefits For Participants

Interactive work readiness programme tailored around individual needs

Partnering with exciting employers, training providers and other organisations to create a wrap-around support package, exploring a diversity of skills, designed to inspire you to pursue the career you want

Advance your employability , skills and competencies

Develop your potential

Discover unique opportunities

Develop personal qualities and people skills

Develop transferable life skills

Emotional and practical support to increase self-esteem and confidence

Critical thinking and problem solving

CV writing assistance

Completing application support

Interview preparation

Self-presentation

Job/education retention support

Help to find financial literacy and take control of money

Access to professional therapy, mediation, one-to-one and peer support groups

We are also able to assist in being able to access work; such as transportation, smart clothing and mobile phone credit

(This is subject to full engagement with the programme)

For further information please contact:

T: 01933 277520

E: wrap@servicesix.co.uk

Aspiring to a Better Future

Inclusion Project

An Early Intervention programme to support students who are experiencing emerging problems which is having a significant impact on their achievements of expected outcomes and are likely to require more targeted support from a number of agencies.

 

Participation criteria:

Police colleagues will be visiting identified students and their parents to undertake background checks and to assess suitability, engagement, motivation and obtain consent. SDQ Assessment with teachers, parents and students prior to entering the programme.

 

Benefits of participation:

Students reported with improved behaviour and reduced ASB / low level offending incidents

Students with improved educational attendance

Students managing testing situations positively

Students understanding what constitutes a healthy relationship

Students reporting  improved wellbeing within their physical, mental health and happiness

 

For further information please contact: Claudia Slabon

T: 01933 277520

E: claudia.slabon@servicesix.co.uk

The Opal Project

Self-Harm

Our Opal Project is aimed at providing services to people who are suffering from self-harm or for others who would like to know more information about self-harm to enable them to help and understand individuals who self-harm. The project was awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

 

We can provide:

Resources that can be downloaded free of charge

Counselling and therapy services

Workshops

Group work

You can visit our dedicated website for this project theopalproject.com

 

For further information please contact: Claudia Slabon

T: 01933 277520

E: claudia.slabon@servicesix.co.uk

StreetWise

Detached Services

Streetwise is a project aimed at targeting children and young people in set areas, and providing them positive activity to engage in. The project not only gives young people something to do but also helps build their social skills, make new friends in their local area and take part in a range of activities that will develop various skills.

 

The Streetwise project currently takes place in the Spring Rise area of Kettering, Ennerdale area of Corby and Pineham in Northampton.

 

For further information please contact: Emma Campion

T: 01933 277520

E: emma.campion@servicesix.co.uk