Targeted Prevention

Information on family prevention and support, including youth work and mediation.

Targeted Prevention
What

Amber Mediation – Cyrenians

Where

Edinburgh & East Lothian

How

We work across Edinburgh and East Lothian providing mediation and support to families with teenagers and young adults. Our personal advisers offer individual support to everyone involved, and our mediators work with families to find a positive way forward that everyone agrees on. Cyrenians ‘Amber’ model describes a dual approach to helping young people and their families overcome conflict and other destructive behaviour patterns.

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What

Early Intervention Partnerships – RockTrust & Cyrenians

Where

Edinburgh

How

Focusing on prevention, this project aims to tackle youth homelessness at its cause – providing intervention, support and training to young people aged 14+ and their families.

Through educational workshops, supporting teachers and professionals to recognise the signs, and working with families struggling with difficult relationships at home, the EIP supports many young people.

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What

Move on

Where

Young people who have been supported by Link Living.

How

We match volunteer befrienders with young people aged 16-25 who are making the transition from living in supported accommodation to managing their own tenancy and living independently.

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What

Move on

Where

Edinburgh & Glasgow

How

We match volunteer mentors to vulnerable young people aged 14-25 to support them to achieve goals and reach their full potential. 

The young people we support are displaying “at risk” signs. These signs may include poor performance at school, truanting, offending, welfare issues, lack of positive social networks, anxiety or being bullied.

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What

The Intergenerational Practice Toolkit – Citadel Youth Centre

Where

Edinburgh

How

The aim of the project is to train and support young people at risk of disengaging from school, to facilitate intergenerational activity with older people, and to present a record of their work to the wider community.

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What

Foyer Futures – Aberdeen Foyer

Where

Aberdeenshire

How

The Foyer works with young people P7+ who are facing difficulties in their lives and have become disengaged from education (or perhaps statutory services), those who have either been excluded or at risk of exclusion, those who are disengaged and have low attendance, those who are not attaining anticipated potential and those who are not in training or employment.

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