Our Vision

To positively impact unlawful group association in our communities, by providing a culturally competent, early intervention inclusive service

Our Vision

Where there is no vision, there is no hope” – George Washington Carver 

The mission of our ‘Unlawful group association’ initiative is to provide early intervention for children and young people involved in, or on the periphery of crime, by addressing some of the root causes. Taking Positive Steps will be the catalyst that fosters safer communities, by working in a conscientious manner with disaffected young people, their parents and our partner agencies.

At Taking Positive Steps, we recognise that children and young people involved in anti-social behaviour and unlawful group association can often be hard to reach and engage with. This disconcerting behaviour is often attributed to stress, anger, frustration, rejection and or peer pressure. Nevertheless, we believe that positive change amongst this youth group can be obtained with positive collaboration, and input from a team around the child, inclusive of parents, professionals and the community.

Furthermore, it is paramount that we acknowledge the strengths in every family, and the important role they play in addressing some of the community trauma. We therefore intend to contribute to strengthening families in order to strengthen communities.

Our Story

Our story begins with Claudine Duberry who is the author of ‘Guns Gangs and the implication for social workers’ and has received multiple awards for her services and dedication to the community.

Our Motivation for Taking Positive Steps

At Taking Positive Steps, we recognise that engaging with children and young people who have been or on the brink of exclusion from the education system or 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 anti-social behaviour and unlawful group association. 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 motivated by the view that positive change amongst the targeted group, can be obtained by way of positive collaboration – ‘a team around the child’.

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Mission Statement

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’.

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Objectives

The objective of Taking Positive Steps is to engage with young people who are on the periphery of exclusion from the education system or involved with the youth justice system, as early as possible through personal, social and educational opportunities. We will encourage and support achievement and aspirations amongst young people through the accreditation and validation of learning, enriched positive self-esteem and self-confidence.

All young people in receipt of our services will be encouraged to lead healthy and beneficial lifestyles, and to abstain from anti-social behaviour.

We will deliver workshops and accredited training programmes that promote community cohesion, cultural diversity self-reliance and mental wellbeing. Notwithstanding this, Taking Positive Steps is committed to treating every young person as an individual and not a statistic, thus promoting successful outcomes for all the young people engaged by our service.

The team at Taking Positive Steps are aware that young people involved in unlawful group association will need substantial input of human resources in order to challenge their given challenges. With the expertise of Crying Sons and our partners, young people in receipt of our services will be encouraged to lead lifestyles that are beneficial to them and the wider community.

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