Mission Statement


“All that can be expected from the most perfect institutions is that they should make it possible for individual excellence to develop itself, not that they should produce the perfect individual” – Henri Frederic Amiel

At Taking Positive Steps, we recognise that the need to resettle children and young people involved in the criminal justice system is not a new phenomenon. Yet the provision of joint resources and the engagement of this targeted group remain as challenging as ever. These challenges can be further complicated by the occurrence of ongoing anti-social behaviour. Consequently, these young people can often be hard to reach. This perturbing behaviour is often attributed to stress, anger, frustration, rejection and/or peer pressure.

Regardless of the aforementioned, Taking Positive Steps is of the view that positive change amongst this youth group, can be obtained by way of positive professional collaboration – ‘a team around the child’.