Work with vulnerable young people

Creative learning and vulnerable young people

Creative learning is accessible, engaging and fun – we believe these are the main reasons vulnerable young people gain so much from our projects. By allowing self-expression and emotional exploration, the  children go through a therapeutic process, discovering their own abilities and voicing their own opinions.

How it helps

Learning in this way not only gives children the therapeutic development, but also gives them an opportunity to experience success and enjoyment of leaning in an alternative way.

How it works

To run our project for vulnerable young people, we rely on Trust funding, commissioning, and partnerships with settings. We believe in the work that we do, and work tirelessly to ensure we are in the position to continue these projects.

We are open to working with any vulnerable children, as we believe in each child’s importance and worth. We understand the absolute necessity to tailor make programmes to suit the needs of the children, and are always prepared to adapt and shape the sessions around the children individually.

Examples of our current and past work

Vinney Green Secure Unit

Working with children in prison has become a focus of ours in the past year. Having been funded by the Geoff Herrington Foundation to run a Bronze Arts Award in the unit, we found that our style of teaching and working suited the children very well.

Since delivering the Arts Award successfully, and 14 of the children receiving a recognised qualification, we have worked with the children further.

Using creativity allows them alternative routes to express themselves and shows them different skills and opportunities that can be open to them.

Notton House Residential School

Working with boys who have experienced severe trauma, we delivered our programme, The Dream Factory – funded by Children In Need.

Helping the boys understand their emotions and deal with their stress and anger had a strong impact on them.

Community work

Working in the community we receive referrals from professionals and agencies for vulnerable children. We work with those children through the holidays (where funding allows).

Please see our community page for more information.