TURNING A PAST INTO A FUTURE

From expert facilitators on issues relating to serious youth violence, extremism and exploitation with practical, operational outcomes.

WHAT WE DO

The SOS+ Service delivers preventative and early intervention work to children and young people; as well as training for parents and professionals in educational and community settings.

Our award-winning approach uses trained professionals with lived experience of the criminal justice system to equip children and young people to think critically, assess risk and make better life choices, making them more resilient to the risks of becoming involved in gangs, exploitation and violence.

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Assemblies

Preventative sessions for whole school assemblies or selected year groups on the risks associated with gang involvement, exploitation and violence.

GROUPWORK SESSIONS

Intensive workshops for small groups of young people on the risks associated with gang involvement, exploitation and violence. May be delivered as a series of extended sessions over multiple weeks.

1-to-1 Mentoring

One-to-one mentoring support embedded in schools or the community, providing early intervention and intensive support to children and young people.

Professional Sessions

Training sessions for professionals on county lines, child criminal exploitation and violence; including advice on how to provide appropriate support to young people at risk of becoming involved in gangs, exploitation and violence.

PARENTS/CARERS

Awareness-raising sessions for parents and carers to help them recognise the signs and indicators that young people are at risk of becoming involved in gangs, exploitation and violence; as well as advice on how to have conversations about these issues and where to seek support.

Digital Content

Online content including short films, audio clips and animations to be used as standalone learning packages and/or follow-up resources by schools and professionals.

  • Age-appropriate activity packs
  • Supporting session plans and guides
  • Sample answers
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OUR APPROACH

Our award-winning approach puts trained staff with lived experience at the heart of the solution. Having once been involved in gangs, exploitation and violence themselves, they are imbued with a passion and collective desire to ensure the young people they work with do not make the same mistakes they once did.

This pro-social-modelling approach allows our staff to offer an alternative to the often glamourised narrative of gang culture and criminal lifestyle; where their ability to draw from their own life experiences has enjoyed success where conventional approaches have failed.

BUILDING RESILIENCE AGAINST VIOLENCE & EXTREMISM

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