Young People's Service
Apart from funded work in specific schools and at our clinic, our Young People’s Service is not free at the point of entry and we require a strong probability of funding before being able to accept a referral.
Our range of services enable children and young people with learning disabilities, autism or both to cope with trauma and develop healthy relationships.
Children and young people with learning disabilities, autism or both can face many challenges including exclusion, bullying, exploitation, abuse and being misunderstood.
- Individual and group therapy.
- Therapeutic support to parents and carers.
- Sex and relationships programmes for individuals and groups.
- Reflective practice for staff.
And include a wide range of subjects…
- Body boundaries.
- Sexual development.
- Healthy relationships.
- Child sexual exploitation.
- Sharing sexual images.
- Teenage relationships abuse.
- Public and private places and spaces.
Outcomes for young people include…
Better relationships, increased resilience, improved emotional wellbeing and improved ability in coping with life experiences.
A sample of feedback…
"Our KS3 classes recently enrolled in a 12-week Harm Prevention Programme. Without exception, feedback is positive – staff have specifically mentioned raised confidence, improved self-esteem and better negotiation skills amongst the students. The sessions are lively, creative and dynamic and I have overheard students saying how much they are looking forward to the next session. Behaviour incidents have reduced for those students engaged in the programme and the staff who support the sessions seem more confident and reassuring when engaged with the students.”
"Through weekly contact with our [Respond] therapist, students who are both verbal and non-verbal are equipped with strategies that they can own and that enable them not to just ‘get by’ but to actually thrive!”