Way4ward have engaged over 100 people in the last year.

Way4ward has considerable expertise of working with gang members, prisoners, ex-prisoners, families and young people with complex needs, people with mental illness and recovering from addiction. In the past 12 months we have engaged over 72 people in prison, 46 through the prison gate, 25 offenders in the community and 14 families.  We have also engaged 20 young people in the community who were either at risk of exclusion from school or NEET, on our high intervention-mentoring programme. This does not include the 70 plus young people we engaged in summer school sports activities and this half term. Our work also involves meeting with families, social workers, carers and schools to provide assessments, action plans, mediation, confidence building and raising aspirations. 37 of our participants progressed to employment, apprenticeships or further training.   We worked with eight of the most challenging young people from Southwark Pupil Referral Unit (PRU).  Seven completed their Sports Leaders Level 2, five went on to complete a Food and Hygiene course and six of them completed their GCSE’s and are awaiting their results. This is a fantastic achievement as none of them where expected to sit for GCSE’s before they came to us.  We are providing high intervention specialist mentoring for three young people in care who are between the ages 14-16. We provide in-depth assessments, develop action plans, reviewing and assessing the impact of the interventions, making recommendations and write reports for social workers, local authorities, special educational needs workers, and other professionals working with the young person. We also involve parents and/or carers in this process.