REBOOT Programme

REBOOT Programme

Early Intervention Youth Programme

The Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (OSPCC) was successful in receiving funding from the Home Office’s Early Intervention Youth Fund, under the serious violence strategy, running until 31 March 2020.

The REBOOT project offers a personalised, strengths-based, one-to-one support for children and young people who are aged between 11 and 17 years old.  With the support of a Personal Coach, they will identify which activities would be most beneficial in helping them overcome some of the issues they face.  With the help of a youth coach the child or young person will get opportunities to access new activities which may be a new way to focus themselves and create positive opportunities.

This programme is offered to students who may require support in making positive changes in their behaviour and help build their confidence and resilience to manage and make better choices.

 The OSPCC have commissioned a programme of interventions through this funding; there are currently three elements to the REBOOT programme (with the possibility of more being added):

  • YMCA DownsLink Group are delivering a pan Sussex early intervention youth provision, in consortium with the Hangleton and Knoll Project, the Trust for Developing Communities and Audio Active; which went live on 20 May 2019.
  • A new early intervention protocol has been developed within Sussex Police, supported by the Sussex Youth Offending Services and NHS Partnership Trust; which went live on the 1 April 2019.  This 5-stage protocol provides continuity and efficiency in diverting children & young people from serious violence. Sussex Police’s 20 Youth Officers can refer to YMCA’s REBOOT project at stage 2, provided the child/young person fits the referral criteria.
  • Five youth sector organisations have been allocated ‘bolster funding’ to enhance interventions they are delivering through their community-based youth work provision, in five hot spot localities identified through Police intelligence.  YMCA DLG has received bolster funding for Eastbourne.

 


Parent/Carer Information

1.   What is REBOOT

The REBOOT project will offer a personalised, strengths-based, one-to-one support package for children and young people who are aged between 11 and 17 years old.  With the support of a Personal Coach, they will identify which activities would be most beneficial in helping them overcome some of the issues they face.  With the help of a youth coach the child or young person will get opportunities to access new activities which may be a new way to focus themselves and create positive opportunities. 

 


2.   How long will the coach work with my child/young person

This will vary with each case depending on their needs.  A short assessment will be completed to judge the areas where the child or young person wants to focus their time with the youth coach and work towards achieving their personalised plan. 

 


3.   How long will each session be and where will they take place

The length of the sessions will vary depending on the activity.  The youth coach will meet with the young person at a suitable place that suits the child or young person, this could be at school or in the community.  The youth coach will assist them in engaging with positive activities and will therefore will be supported and encouraged to attend by them.

 


4.   Will there be a cost?

There will not be any cost to parent/carers whilst the youth coach is involved.  The youth coaches will work alongside the parent or carer to establish any realistic on-going costs to activities for the young person to ensure hobbies and clubs are sustainable for the future. 

 


5.   How will this help?

The coach will work with the young person by focusing on the young person or child’s strengths and the areas in their lives that are working well.

The youth coach will support them to make positive changes in their behaviour and help build their confidence and resilience to manage and make better choices.  The youth coach will provide opportunities for the child or young person that they may not have otherwise thought of doing, the young person will lead on the work and learn how to create positive personal goals for their future. 

 


6.   Why has my son/daughter been chosen?

A young person is referred to REBOOT when they have been identified as showing some behaviours that could be considered risky or there may be warning signs that they could be vulnerable to being exploited into criminal behaviour.  It is felt that the young person would benefit from having a coach to support positive change to reduce the risk of them getting into trouble either in the community, at school, at home or other areas of their life. 

 


7.   What if something happens when you are out?

If whilst out there was an incident, the youth coach would manage this as drafted in our risk assessments, there are safety procedures in place that we will follow.  If the session needed to be cut short and safety measures were put in place you would be informed of this decision. 

 


8.   Who will your information be shared with?

We may find it useful to involve other services if the child or young person agrees, providing it forms part of their personalised plan and it is to benefit the outcome for the young person.

If your child is chosen for any reason, you will be given a full document outlining the REBOOT privacy notice. 

 


9.   Will you work with any other members of the family?

The youth coach will be working for the young person referred, if the child or young person would like to us to include another family member as part of one of their goals, perhaps to improve a relationship for example.  This can be drafted on their personalised plan, we will do that if the young person gives us permission. 

 


10.   Will you report back to us?

Not for every session but updates can be provided if it was felt needed and agreed by the child or young person.  If a safeguarding issue were to arise during our work, then the youth coach or REBOOT project manager may need to share information in order to safeguard the child or young person.

 


11.   Can we contact you?

The focus for the coach will be working with the young person but some contact with parents and carers may occur if it was felt needed.  Parents and carers can contact the coach if required if they feel it will benefit the work between the child/young person and the coach.