What we offer Mentoring Mentoring Our 1-to-1 Daytime Service helps young people from Camden and surrounding boroughs who are having difficulties within the school setting or who have been excluded from school. The programme’s aim is to help young people build social skills, develop life skills, become more confident, feel happier and get back into school. How does the Mentoring programme work? Young people aged 4 – 16 are referred to the service by their school or other agencies working with young people and families. When a young person is referred to the Mentoring programme, we will assign them a key worker who is experienced in working with children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties or who have special educational needs. Young people are matched with key workers based on their needs, the expertise of the key worker and personality ‘fit’. We work with the young person, their family and referring agency to develop a set of targets and outcomes. Based on this, we will then create a personalized programme of educational activities. Activities can include individualised projects based on their interests, life skills, healthy eating/cooking, sports and trips to places of interest around London. The sessions last between 3 and 5 hours and take place during school hours. How to make a referral Any child or young person who is experiencing difficulties managing in school, pupil referral units, play/youth settings or the home environment can be referred to our Mentoring programme. Referrals can only be made by individual schools, SEN departments, pupil referral units, and other agencies working with children, young people and families. We are not able to accept referrals directly from parents, please speak to your school or support workers if you would like your child to be referred. Once we have received a referral we will assess if the service can meet the needs of the young person. This assessment will include: A home visit with the family Discussion with the young person Input from the family Input from other professionals Individual risk assessment Home visit We will also consider any previously identified targets, objectives and behaviour plans. Once we have completed the assessment, we will allocate a 1-to-1 keyworker who we feel will best be able to meet the needs and personality of the young person. To refer a young person, please COMPLETE OUR REFERRAL FORM If you are a new commissioner, please complete our TERMS AND CONDITIONS form. If you have any questions, please contact Glenys James at [email protected] or on 020 7183 5120 ext. 624.