Ypeople Secures Funding For Innovative Mentoring Support
Some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people will be given the chance to build positive, supportive relationships with caring adults thanks to intandem, a new fund from Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland.
After a rigorous selection process, Ypeople has been selected as one of 13 Scottish charities to mentor children aged 8-14 who live at home and are subject, through the Children’s Hearing system, to local authority supervision. The exciting new project which Ypeople will deliver will support children in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire, through an innovative programme of group-work and 1:1 mentoring, which will be delivered by a team of highly trained and dedicated volunteers.
Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald, said: “The circumstances of children who are looked after by the local authority, but who live at home, are often complex and their access to support services is often limited and inconsistent. These portfolio of charities across Scotland will ensure the needs of children looked after at home are better provided for. We know that having a consistent and positive role model who listens and takes an active interest can prevent our vulnerable children from becoming disengaged. This support will help them move towards realising their full potential.”
Celia Tennant, Chief Executive of Inspiring Scotland, said: “The support of a caring adult role-model from outside the family can make an invaluable and lasting difference to children and young people who are experiencing extremely difficult circumstances.”
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