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JUNE 2021

Our team in Kingston & Richmond, which launched at the end of January, is now complete and working with 22 young people.

The multi-disciplinary teamincludes a senior qualified Social worker, a senior Early Help and substance misuse practitioner, an early intervention YOT practitioner, an experienced youth work andgangs practitioner and a qualified primary school teacher. Please look out for a Q&Awith one of our K&R guides in next month’s newsletter.

JUNE 2021

The K&R Team has already made excellent progress with the children.

In just 3 months, the Guides have supported a young person to attend college after not being in education for a significant period. Another child has focused on their passion for food as a ‘hook’ when working with their SHiFT Guide. Despite having a history ofaggressive behaviour towards other males, this child and their Guide are planning toprepare a family meal together with the aim of inviting the men in the family.e multi-disciplinary teamincludes a senior qualified Social worker, a senior Early Help and substance misuse practitioner.

JUNE 2021

We are thrilled to announce that our second pilot in Greenwich will launch next month. We have now recruited the Lead Guide, Team Coordinator and three Guides.

JUNE 2021

Stat of the week:

The chart below shows how many of the children we are working with in Kingston & Richmond were arrested during an 18 month period and how many court appearances were made. SHiFT’s work is already showing promising progress and we expect the benefits we’ve already seen to increase as the programme moves ahead.

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Graphic showing reduction in court appearances from 85 arrests to 69 appearances in 18 months