The focus of our projects is rooted in re-engaging young people with education, training and employment. We deliver street based engagement projects as well as youth volunteering, Youth Work Apprenticeships as well as projects working with young offenders where we have extensive experience and expertise.
Street Based Engagement
Local Authorities and other organisations fund our projects. We use a street based model to engage the hardest to reach young people in 14 inner cities.
Youth Work Apprenticeships
Rathbone offer 40 Youth Work Apprenticeships to young people over. Each apprentice will work alongside our professional youth workers and tutors supporting the personal development of young people across the organisation.
As well as quality work experience each apprentice will work towards a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in youth work, a technical certificate, first aid certificate and be able to gain a variety of individual awards such as Community Sports Leaders Award.
An education project for young people aged 16-18 with offending backgrounds. The project focuses on the personal and social development of young people by helping them to improve their basic skills before looking at sustainable progression routes. 100% of young people who attend Prove It gain at least one accredited outcome.
Project Daedalus from Custody to Community
Rathbone is leading the high profile multiagency Project Daedalus resettlement project developed as part of the London Mayor’s Time for Action Youth Plan. The project is designed to break the cycle of re-offending by providing intensive resettlement support to young people 14 -19 being released from Feltham Young Offenders Institution and returning to the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Southwark, Lewisham, Croydon and Lambeth.
The project is focused on securing education, training or employment on release, along with a holistic support package to 300 young people, to ensure a seamless and successful transition from custody to community.