Kirklees Mentoring Project Young People.
2019- 2023 ongoing
Yorkshire Mentoring is a partner working with Safer Kirklees and the West Yorkshire Reduction Partnership in Kirklees to support young people aged between 11-19 who are at risk of offending or criminal exploitation and who live in the Kirklees area.
We both recruit & train mentors to support young people both in schools, Kirklees College and in their local community.
If you would like to find out more about the projects aims and the ways in which we support young people or you are interested in become a mentor with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the process for requesting our mentoring support in the community has changed recently.
If you are a professional working with or supporting a young person in Kirklees and you believe that young person would benefit from our community mentoring support
please click here and complete our referral form
If you have a young person who you have concerns about their safety, please make a referral providing the details of your concerns and the details of the young person
If you believe the young person is at risk of exploitation, please state this on or during your referral, as you maybe require to complete an up to date Kirklees
CCE/CSE exploitation checklist
If you need more information or are unsure on the process or the young person has been already been discussed at ESMAP or ESP, please contact us first to enquire if we are able to provide support.
Parent Advice and Information Sesssion
Yorkshire Mentoring developed and provide information, advice and support sessions to parents, carer givers and professionals and who are worried about the increase of violent youth crime & gangs and child criminal exploitation, and its effects on families, young people and communities.
We were commission to provide information sessions in partnerships with West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership and South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership across schools and communities and recently MHST in Kirklees to additional schools partnerships and professionals working with their service.
The sessions explore facts and information as well as providing practical advice when looking for signs of a child’s involvement and the methods used to exploit young people in addition to helping to recognise key signs and indicators.
We also discuss how to encourage healthy conversations with children, and how you can seek further help or support in your local area.
The programme has been running since early 2023 and to date 100% of recent attendees have reported that they've learnt something and found the sessions useful, with one feedback form stating it was the best and most engaging session they have attended.
If you want more information on these sessions please email us.
Wrong Look Wrong Time Wrong Place
Began in 2019 and ongoing
Our knife crime workshops Wrong Look, Wrong Time, Wrong Place, were initially commissioned as part of our ongoing work across Kirklees, to educate and raise awareness amongst young people aged between 11-18 about the risks of knife crime. Channel 4's legal department & The Garden TV production company provided us with the rights to use ‘24 Hours in Police Custody’ which is an integral part of the workshops. The workshops are based around the real events that lead to the death of Azaan Kaleem in May 2018, and were initially delivered to young people in schools and alternative provisions across Kirklees. The success of the provision across Kirklees using our unique form of delivery, led to South Yorkshire.
The footage from the programme enables us to engage young people in discussions and activities which explore choices and consequences of actions, and the subsequent impact. Furthermore, it then allows us to lead into activities which focus on carrying a knife and the law in relation to this, dispelling myths that some young people may have. Through the workshops we explore with young people the impact of knife crime and serious violence on the individuals concerned, wider family and the local community and this exploration of feelings is profound and has a major impact on young people who undertake the sessions.
We run the workshops over 2 session with the young people, which is comes with a workbook and accompanying exercises. All young people get to keep the workbooks that they complete through the session, and which also come with lots of useful information.
The workshops can be tailored to suit different youth groups & school settings to suit.
In addition to these workshops we were commissioned to deliver some free Training 4 Trainers format to staff from schools, youth groups and professionals who support young people from across Kirklees.
For more details on our next training events please checkout our events page or email us at email@example.com
Primary School Knife Crime Awareness - Happy Friendships Better Lives
As a follow on from our Knife Crime workshops aimed at 11-18 year olds, we were approached to create & deliver sessions to primary school aged children. Happy Friendships - Better Lives resource was therefore created and funded from from West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit.
The workshop focus on healthy friendships and the consequences of knife crime in sessions that at specifically tailored for primary age young people.
For more details email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 ongoing since 2021
Yorkshire Mentoring is the chosen partner working with Safer Barnsley Partnership to support young people aged between 11-18 who are at risk of offending. We are running a series of Parent awareness session in schools for parents and professionals If you would like to find out more about the project and who can refer or interested in mentoring with us, please email us at Barnsley@yorkshirementoring.org.uk
2018 - Ongoing
Peer mentoring for health and well-being began as a pilot scheme.
Yorkshire Mentoring were commissioned by Kirklees Success Centres to develop a peer mentoring course focused on health and well-being outcomes. Staring as a pilot project which ran from September to December 2018, the programme has a planned roll out across Kirklees throughout 2019.
The programme was in partnership with Fusion Housing, who hosted the course referring participants who are currently living in supported housing. The course will cover all aspects of mentoring and sessions assessing and supporting positive health and well-being.
Feed back from the first participants, were that they felt more confident in mentoring and that they had learned a lot about themselves. Progression routes include working in schools, sports coaching and mentoring people recovering from addictive behaviour.
Business and enterprise mentoring
2008 - Ongoing
Yorkshire Mentoring provides mentoring for those who are looking to develop a business or enterprise idea into reality. One to one sessions are provided pro bono for clients of Princes Trust and Unltd as part of Yorkshire Mentoring commitment to providing social value. Mentoring covers all aspects of business start up including confidence building, market research, product development, promotion and accounting. Jane Walton can be contacted for more details on this project.
Youth in Mind
2017 - to April 2020
Yorkshire mentoring worked across the Bradford district supporting young people who were accessing a project called “Youth in Mind” . Young people gained access to a mentor who was there to support them on a one to one basis for up to six months. Mentors were recruited from across the district to support young people 11-18 in age. Mentoring is very rewarding and provides an opportunity for mentors to make a difference for young people’s lives.
Take a look at some of the quotes from young people and their families below
Some more great feedback from a parent of a young person who has a mentor through us. “They seem to have jelled”
“Yes they have made plans to do things together, she is lovely with him”
Feedback from a young person who has recently finished her last mentoring session. “Having a mentor has been helpful because you can do research for me and give advice that isn’t biased or influenced by emotion.”
Feedback from a young person in #Bradford on our Youth in Mind project. He's had a mentor and after his last session, he stated. "(Mentoring) has helped with a lot of things; it's given me the ability to open up to others, helped me to make new friends and given me confidence."