Improving Childrens’ Confidence Intervention - Cumbria Specialist Youth Service

Summary: Getting to Known me is a one to one programme developed by Cumbria Specialist Youth Service to assists children to identifying their potential and support them to make the right choices for themselves
Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: none

 

 

Aims: 

  • To challenge children to look at their confidence and emotional intelligence
  • To provide children with the skills to improve their confidence and to manage their day to day emotions
  •  To support children to gain an Entry Level 1 Award in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development

 

 

Description:
Getting to Known me is a person-centred, one to one programme developed by Cumbria Specialist Youth Service (CSYS). Adopting a non-directive approach, it assists the child in identifying their potential and supports them to make the right choices for themselves. The programme is designed so that children are able to gain an Entry Level 1 Award in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development.  The programme is split into two units and is delivered over seven weeks in one hour sessions.


Unit 1: Emotional Intelligence (children will be supported to recognise factors that can influence emotions and learn about techniques to help deal with those strong emotions).
Unit 2: Improving Own Confidence (children are supported to identify the key characteristics of a confident person, understand how communication skills can contribute to improving confidence, learn about decision-making and associated emotions and feelings and be able to identify how having goals and targets could increase their confidence).
 

In order for children to access the accreditation CSYS work in partnership with the National Open College Network*.

 

 

Implementing the Practice:

  • The programme is delivered by Cumbria Specialist Youth Service intervention officers (CSYS)
  • CSYS completed training, following which they have been granted Open College Network /One Award Centre status so that they are able to provide the award for children
  •  Cumbria Specialist Youth Service YOS case managers and Targeted Youth Support are able to refer children on the programme
  •  The Programme requires minimal resources, mainly internet access and stationery
  •  The programme is delivered on a one to one with each child
  •  Children are supported to gather the evidence necessary to achieve the qualification
  •  It costs £20 per child to be put through for the award, this is paid by CSYS, who get their funding for this through the YJB grant.

 

*The County has three teams each consisting of one Intervention Coordinator (Internal Verifier) and two Intervention Support Workers (Assessors) these Teams were created to deliver Accredited Programmes of Interventions to Young People that are clients of the YOS, Targeted Youth Support (TYS) and Cumbria’s Early Help Service.

 

Contact Details:

Youth Offending Team: Cumbria Specialist Youth Service (CYOS)
Name: Simon Day
Email: Simon.day@cumbria.gov.uk
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