Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative - Video Introduction (Free) Provided by: NHS

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Dr Katherine Hickman, respiratory specialist and lead GP for asthma in children and young people in Bradford outlines what the Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative is, and how it will help your school feel confident supporting all pupils with asthma during their day to day lives and in the event of an asthma crisis.

 

Bradford Encouraging Exercise in People (BEEP) (Free) Provided by: Bradford Council’s Sport and Culture Service

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Run by the Council’s sport and culture service, BEEP (Bradford Encouraging Exercise in People) is an exercise referral programme that includes a 52 week follow up support service. BEEP offers heavily discounted exercise options with bespoke exercise plans from your BEEP exercise referral officer.
Physical activity programmes on offer include:

  • gym based sessions
  • swimming
  • group exercise classes
  • walking
  • cycling
  • home based programmes
  • weight management services
  • many more exercise options.

The BEEP scheme is a vital initiative offering safe and effective exercise options for those who might otherwise find them too expensive. This is a fantastic way of enabling those over 16 years of age to identify exercise options they enjoy and – by extension – are excited to stick at long-term.

Bradford for Everyone; building stronger, active, cohesive and more resilient communities (Free) Provided by: Stronger Communities Team

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The Bradford For Everyone programme is led by the Stronger Communities team at Bradford Council and is overseen by an independent partnership. The programme delivers innovative, and well-evidenced, initiatives which bring people and communities together in meaningful and sustainable ways.

Our programme focuses across four key areas;

  • Getting On – Address factors affecting economic participation and language skills.
  • Getting Along – Promote greater interaction, dialogue and understanding between people from different backgrounds; ensuring that people understand fully their rights and freedoms and their responsibilities.
  • Getting Involved – Generating and connecting people to opportunities to participate in community and civic life and strengthening leadership.
  • Feeling Safe – Tackling hate crime and the fear of hate crime so that everyone feels safe.

Our 70+ ‘test and learn’ style projects, which will have engaged with over 38,000 people in the district, have ranged from a small scale project bringing children of different ethnic, religious or socio-economic backgrounds together through the medium of collective game design, to a large-scale systemic piece of work which is enabling employers to become truly ‘inclusive’.

We believe with passion that our district is full of amazing people, places and potential. Whether you were born, bred or newly arrived, we believe that we are more enriched and stronger when we’re connected; when each of us feel we are understood, belong, safe and can reach our full potential.

 

Bradford's LGBT+ youth group (Free) Provided by: BLAGY

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This is a social and support group for young people aged between 14 and 25 who identify as LGBTQ+. We offer a safe space for young people to meet, network, learn, share experiences and access support and information. This takes place weekly on a Wednesday evening.

Bradford's Trans youth group (Free) Provided by: Phoenix

District-wide

A new youth group run by Bradford Council for Trans young people aged 13-21 runs every other Wednesday from 18:00-20:00. All young people who identify as Trans, are questioning their gender identity, or sit outside of male/female gender binaries are welcome to attend. The group is a place to discuss, share and learn about Trans identities, how to move forward and the processes of being a Trans young person.

 

Child to Parent Violence Support Project (Free) Provided by: JAMES and Brathay

District-wide

JAMES and Brathay are working in partnership in a newly funded 2 year project to deliver 5 courses a year of child to parent violence. Enough is Enough is a mirror programme that supports both child (11+) and parent where there has been aggression or violence in the home. We are open to delivering this in schools as well as at our bases and online.

 

Cooking for a Better Start (Free) Provided by: Better Start Bradford/HENRY

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Provided by HENRY and Better Start Bradford, Cooking for a Better Start is for all parents and carers in the Better Start Bradford catchment area who want to learn how to cook low-cost, healthy meals for their family. Groups of six parents meet every week for six weeks to try out a range of straightforward recipes. Dads, mums, grandparents, aunts and uncles are all welcome – anyone who looks after a child aged under four. There will be a crèche or children can be included and everyone who takes part will take home a free cooking-related gift at the end of each week.

 

Creating Active Schools (Free) Provided by: Creating Active Schools

This is an evidence-based behavioural science approach to facilitate organisational change that will enable all primary age pupils to be active at school for at least 30 minutes every day.

It involves ongoing support (both online and face to face) that enables schools to use the Creating Active Schools implementation model in the short, medium and long term. There is an online profile and implementation toolkit supported by in person termly training, networking and CAS Champion support. CAS Champion Support provided to JU:MP and CP5 schools only.

 

Domestic Abuse Support for Parents and Children (Free) Provided by: JAMES

District-wide

James is currently offer a project to support parents or young people that have previously experienced some domestic abuse or domestic violence. This can be one to one phone support, face to face support, small groups of support to children in school or activities away from school.

 

Drop in service for 9-18 year olds (Free) Provided by: Inspired Neighbourhoods

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Inspired Neighbourhoods are offering a new drop in service, a listening ear for 9-18 year olds. Based at Guardian House, 22 Manor Row, BD1 4QU.

Every Tuesday between 4-6pm to talk about anything that’s bothering you. We  will listen – we wont judge. Bring a friend or bring your family if that makes it easier. If you are 13 years or under, you need to be accompanied by an adult. We support and believe in young people so everything is confidential and free. No need to book an appointment – just drop-in any Tuesday between 4-6pm.

 

 

Facilitated Girls Groups (Free) Provided by: Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service

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Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service offer facilitated girls groups for 14 – 18 year old girls in the Bradford and Keighley area who have experienced sexual violence or abuse, or you or your colleagues have concerns about.
Individual referrals will be based on clinical and risk assessment, their capacity to give informed consent and their decision about whether they want a service from BRC&SASS.

 

Free Asthma and Anaphylaxis E-Learning Training (Free) Provided by: Asthma and Anaphylaxis UK

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Asthma and Anaphylaxis awareness training

From September 2019 we are offering a revised free of charge training offer to schools, as outlined below:
• All school staff will be offered online training in the form of an Asthma and Anaphylaxis UK e-learning resource, which can be completed by all school staff.
These changes to our training offer will ensure that every member of school staff, including supply staff, catering staff, lunchtime supervisors, out of school facilities, caretaker etc, can receive this potentially lifesaving information. The e-learning can be completed when convenient, at individuals’ own pace, and can be revisited if not completed in one session.

Schools will be asked to confirm compliance with maintaining an asthma register and that children and young people in school have an asthma/allergy action plan. This is part of the work for schools obtaining asthma friendly status.

Asthma E-learning Module

Anaphylactic E-Learning Module

Please note, trainer adrenaline auto injectors (AAI) can be obtained from the following websites:

www.jext.co.uk

www.epipen.co.uk

www.emerade.co.uk

Free Online Counselling For Young People (Free) Provided by: Kooth

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Kooth is a free, safe and an anonymous mental health and wellbeing online service available for young people aged 10-18 across Bradford and the Bradford districts. Young people simply need to visit  Kooth and sign up to join our community. There are no waiting lists, no referrals and no problem is too big or too small for the team at Kooth.

Whether young people are looking for advice or simply aren’t feeling their best Kooth offers a range of features and tools to support.

  • Chat with our professional team of counsellors and wellbeing practitioners.   Our team are available 365 days a yearmidday to 10pm Monday to Friday and from 6pm to 10pm at weekends.
  • Magazine – A place where young people can read and contribute helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from other young people.
  • Moderated Discussion Boards – Young people can start or join a conversation with our friendly Kooth community about what is on their mind in a safe way.
  • Personal tools – Journals, goal setting tools and mini activities to help young people feel good and track progress.

Kooth is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  

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Free Senior Mental Health Lead Training (Free) Provided by: Bradford Educational Psychology Team

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Fully-funded training for senior mental health leads in schools and FE colleges in England.

Senior mental health lead training is a major training initiative that combines the expertise of Anna Freud Centre course leaders with a valuable, engaging community of practice, to support senior mental health leads in building a sustainable, whole school approach.

All schools and FE colleges in England can now book a DfE-funded place on the training. The Department for Education have guaranteed to reserve a grant for those eligible schools and colleges who book before the grant application process is made available. This means that no matter when you book, the training will be free.

How to book

If you’d like to secure your place on our course, please follow these steps to ensure you access funding: 

  1. Check the eligibility of your school or FE college on the Department for Education’s terms and conditions 
  2. Book your place on the Bradford SMHL training 
  3. Complete the DfE grant funding notification form 
  4. When notified, apply within 2 weeks to receive funding

Free Sexual Violence Prevention Workshops (Free) Provided by: Bradford Rape Crisis

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Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service offers participatory, age-appropriate, evidence-based workshops Specialist sexual violence prevention facilitators:
• Create safe and supportive classroom spaces.
• Increase students’ understanding of gender stereotypes (processes and impacts.)
• Support young people to develop their critical thinking skills and media literacy.
• Increase understandings of consent and how to seek, give and not give consent.
• Enable students to recognise different kinds of abuse.
• Encourage students to challenge sexism and sexual bullying amongst their peers where possible.
• Help students to develop skills for healthy relationships.
• Ensure students know where they can seek help.

 

Free Social, Emotional and Mental Health Small Group Work

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Inspired Young & Healthy People

We are part of the Youth in Mind (YiM) project and have been contracted to support the RIC project for ages 9- 13 in BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8 & BD9.  This is a free service.

The project involves working with children aged between 9-13 to promote positive mental health and develop their self-esteem.  The sessions that we deliver are Solution Focused, Person Centred and tailored to the individual young person.

We also work with a solution focused approach to support young people with social, emotional and mental health issues.  The reason we promote this way of working is that the central element is how we talk and listen to young people.  How we talk about events and ourselves has the capacity to change how we are.  Solution focused practise aims to restore young people’s problem-solving potential and mobilise their own inner resources or resourcefulness.  We like to find out from young people their strengths and finding out what works for the young person.  We offer eight sessions that can be group or one to one work.  The workshops have a different theme each week and will focus on individual children’s strengths, how to deal with worries, managing conflict and how to deal with bullies, teamwork and emotional regulation. These topics are delivered through exciting games and interactive activities with a core theme of fun running through them.

Inspired Young & Healthy People’s Vision: 

Reducing isolation- making friends, communicating with others, joining in interactive games/activities, clear signs of involvement, actively engaging in the team.

Feeling less helpless- improving confidence, improving interaction, fulfilling their potential (or at least trying), trying all activities, becoming less concerned about failing, controlling emotions, using all capabilities/skills.

Greater sense of being heard- becoming listened to, finding their voice, raising important issues, joining in group discussions, initiating conversation with peers and adults, being fully engaged.

What We Offer

8 sessions with a group of young people (maximum 10 per group).

Working with young people aged 9-13 across Bradford’s Primary and Secondary Schools.  Working with young people who are struggling with their Social, Emotional, Mental Health.

Themed Sessions (including identify children’s strengths, worries, managing conflict, how to deal with bullies, teamwork and emotional regulation).

Strategies to build resilience.

Themes are delivered through exciting games and interactive activities.

We offer Family Therapy and 1/1 counselling for those who need additional support.

 

Glasses in Classes (Free) Provided by: Born in Bradford

District-wide

Glasses in Classes is a research study carried out by Born in Bradford. Bradford children are tested in Reception for their eyesight – but too many of those identified with sight problems do not go on to get the glasses they need, which has a knock-on effect on their learning. The programme is a great opportunity for schools and health services to work together across Bradford district to improve our children’s attainment. The aim is to share vision screening results with schools and provide a pair of ‘school’ glasses to children to ensure they are not disadvantaged in the classroom. We have attached an information sheet outlining the study. Get in touch for more details – alison.bruce@bthft.nhs.uk

 

James - Positive Futures Schools Session Healthy relationships targeted group work

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We deliver groups of around 8 primary students in school that need support making positive choices. Sessions can cover friendship, healthy eating, alright charlie (grooming), drug and alcohol awareness, bullying, etc

JU:MP (Free) Provided by: Active Bradford

JU:MP is the Bradford Local Delivery Pilot, led by Active Bradford. It is a 4 year pilot programme, funded by Sport England, that aims to help children and families in North Bradford to be more active, testing and learning as we grow.

Kindness, Compassion and Understanding (KCU) (Free) Provided by: Healthy Mind Apprentices

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Young people from Bradford, Craven and Calderdale have created an exciting movement aimed at addressing issues around inequality, discrimination, loneliness, poverty and prejudice that impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the area. Their campaign, titled Kindness, Compassion and Understanding (KCU) aims to inspire people to make a conscious effort to promote kindness and empathy to friends, family, peers and people within their community – in short, an anti-bullying campaign with a difference.

As of October/November 2021, the campaign will be re-launched by eight newly commissioned Healthy Minds Apprentices aged 16-21. The campaign centres around a track and music video within an interactive 40-minute workshop delivery. The new KCU campaign now incorporates a resilience element and the importance of peer mentoring, with a follow up campaign to carry on the legacy encouraging pupils (with our support) to launch their own version of KCU. All delivery resources can be made available to be viewed, assessed and reviewed on request – resources can also be tailored to suit Special Education Needs and ethnic and cultural sensitivity requirements.

Please click on the following links to access our resources and videos:

KCU ‘Official’ Music Video: https://youtu.be/oYYOMN-1M04

KCU Explanation Resource Video: https://youtu.be/r_ITMPWlJ6M

KCU Documentary and Testimonial ‘Knowleswood Primary School, Holmewood’:

https://vimeo.com/570263396/a51b7166d7

 

Linking Schools Programme (Free) Provided by: The Linking Network

District-wide

The Linking Network seeks to link schools and communities together, and support work on SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural) development that can form a lever for positive whole school change. This includes exploration of British values. Our learning, from the Bradford local school linking programme, from partners we work with around the country and our direct work with schools, informs our work. We offer:

  • Support and training for facilitators running a local linking project for groups of schools.
  • Tried and tested classroom resources supporting linking, SMSC, meaningful approaches to British values, equalities, diversity, sense of belonging, identity.
  • Training for school leadership of SMSC, British values, equalities and ethos.
  • an action research SMSC Network for secondary leaders across Bradford
  • Reviews and bespoke support for school ethos and culture, equalities, SMSC and British Values.
  • Engage with, trial and promote excellent curriculum providers.
  • Staff training in your school connected to ethos and SMSC, British Values, relationships, cohesion, equalities.

 

Mental Health Champions Plus (MHC+) – new from 2021! (Free) Provided by: Bradford Mental Health Champion Team

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What is MHC+?

MHC+ has been set up as an extension of the MHC project, and means that we can offer more tailored support to those who wish to opt in. It is for MHCs in schools who feel they are “mental health enhanced”; meaning that they are actively seeking to develop whole-school approaches to mental health and wellbeing (for example by accessing training on a range of interventions such as nurture or emotion coaching, or by signing up to the DfE Senior Mental Health Leads training).

 

How is being a MHC+ different to being an MHC?

As well as being able to access the support offered to MHC, MHC+s will also receive:

  • A termly training session on a particular topic, which would be run during the second half of each term to alternate with the MHC update meetings
    • MHC+ North*: Tuesday 23rd Nov (9.15-11.30)
    • MHC+ South*: Tuesday 23rd Nov (1.15-3.30)
    • MHC+ East*: Wednesday 24th Nov (9.15-11.30)
    • MHC+ West*: Wednesday 25th Nov (1.15-3.30)

*meetings are organised by area to facilitate networking and peer support, but MHC+s can attend whichever suits them best. All to be delivered virtually via MS Teams until further notice

  • There will also be termly supervision opportunities for MHC+ to discuss their role and practice in developing whole-school approaches to mental health and wellbeing. Six 45minute slots will be offered each term, with an Educational Psychologist, bookable in advance. Please note – these are not for discussing matters relating to individual pupils
    • Slots for Autumn term: Wednesday 1st December (9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm); all virtual via MS Teams

MHC+s will also be required to complete a School-Based Emotional Wellbeing Audit towards the end of the Autumn term, and again at the end of the school year, so that we can measure impact and gather feedback.

 

Interested?

We are formally launching MHC+, alongside the other Healthy Minds projects, on the morning of Tuesday October 12th. More details of how to sign up will be given then.

For any queries, please contact mhchampions@bradford.gov.uk

Online Wellbeing Assistant (Free) Provided by: Healthy Minds

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The Healthy Minds website is a place for everyone in Bradford and Craven to access local mental health and wellbeing support services, resources and information. From workshops to peer support groups, the Wellbeing Assistant offers tailored suggestions on services and self-help apps based on how the user is feeling. People can find what they need, when they need it – quickly and easily.

 

Positive Futures Schools Session (Free) Provided by: JAMES

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We engage with young people in the Keighley area on a programme of sport, activities and workshops that focus on decreasing crime and re-offending, reducing anti social behaviour and making the community safer and feel safer.

Positive Futures is a flexible project that can listen to local voices to meet local demands. If you have a need for a piece of work in Keighley around young people contact – mandy.lakes@jamesuk.org

If you would like us to deliver a programme of transition, reducing ASB, personal safety, anti bullying, positive choices in primary or secondary schools or community settings please let us know.  Please also contact us to refer girls to our Girl Empower project.  All sessions are free of charge through Keighley Positive Futures.

Positive Holiday Activities

Do you have or know of young people in Keighley who have nothing to do in the school holidays and need positive activities to keep them busy and engaged.  We do activities and trips as well as issue based work that are all free of charge so if you live in Keighley let us know.  We usually do small groups for young people aged 12+ but also do some sessions with primary aged young people.

Keighley Youth Offer

We are linking with Keighley partners to promote all services  and sessions available to Keighley young people.

We deliver groups of around 8 secondary students in school that need support making positive choices. Sessions can cover friendships, relationships, sexual health, staying safe, healthy eating, body image, CSE/CCE, drug and alcohol awareness, bullying, etc

 

Removing barriers for children doing sport (Free) Provided by: Action For Sport

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Action For Sport is a national charity dedicated to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in sport. We are based in Yorkshire and are proud to support both our local communities and communities all around the UK. The charity is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through the recycling of sporting footwear, clothing and equipment. We ensure that we promote environmentalism throughout all of our projects. We do this through providing what is needed to take part in any sports to pupils that aren’t able to afford it, in a non-stigmatizing manner.

RSE Health Education Programme (Free) Provided by: JAMES, Hale and Step 2

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In March 2021, we announced our partnership with HALE and JAMES to provide a new and updated formula for Bradford schools to deliver their Relationships, Sex and Health Education. As a part of this programme, the partner organisations have employed a qualified teacher and specialist youth workers to deliver the programme to Bradford Secondary schools, in line with DFE guidelines. We can tailor our programme to the needs of the schools and their students. The programme includes sessions on identity and values, boundaries, gender and sexuality, consent and peer pressure, teenage relationship abuse, sexual health and contraception and pornography.

RSE short staff training videos (Free) Provided by: Step 2

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Step 2 have created several short training videos that are online and available free, to allow staff to watch in their own time. They cover topics such as appropriate language, puberty, FGM, sexual abuse, misogyny and virginity, to support staff in their conversations with pupils.

Step 2 free CPD videos

RSE training and workshops for staff Provided by: Step 2

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Step 2 have an established CPD programme offering workshops to professionals. Topics include: Mental Health and Young People – a different approach; Young People and the Online World; Domestic Abuse and the impact on Young People; CSE & Grooming; The impact of Pornography on Young People; Relationships and Sexual Education; Sexual Health and Contraception.

The delivery team for the RSE programme also have a package of training to offer to staff to help them to gain the confidence and knowledge to deliver the RSE programme. Sessions include answering difficult questions, using appropriate language and can relate to any of the subject areas required by the DFE.

Step 2 also offer a clinical supervision service for safeguarding leads, pastoral staff and others who deal with the mental health issues of young people on a regular basis. This service will help to support and safeguard the challenging work they do.

Safe homes and better futures for LGBTQ+ young people (Free) Provided by: ATK

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Akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

We support young people into safe homes and employmenteducation or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates lgbtq+ identities.

Akt helps young people: 

  • Stay safe in a crisis
  • Find emergency accommodation
  • Access specialist support
  • Develop skills, identify and achieve life goals

We do this by providing:

  • Access to advice from one of our housing specialists
  • Connection to a mentor for one-to-one support
  • Access to our emergency support pack or tenancy starter pack
  • Accommodation with a specially trained akt host
  • A place to stay in our Purple Door accommodation service
  • A safe place with one of our many housing provider partners
  • Access to life skills training, events and peer support networks

School Cycling and Walking Initiatives (Free) Provided by: Sustrans

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Sustrans brings people together to create places with clean air and green spaces, ensuring everyone can thrive in city and town life without ever needing to have to use a car. Sustrans Bradford is the custodian of a wide range of cycle and walking paths, designed to encourage residents to consider active transport when making their commutes to either work, study or leisure. The Sustrans website advertises its wide range of School Cycling and Walking initiatives (including Bike to School Week and the introduction of a School Cycle and Scooter Parking Fund).

School Staff Support Service (Free) Provided by: Healthy Minds

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Healthy Minds brings you a free School Staff Support Service. There is a staff wellbeing support offer, with a variety of different ways to be supported. As well as a peer to peer messaging service, and webinars for headteachers.

There is also a training offer, access the flier for further information of how to get in touch and what is available.

Sexual Health Services for Young People (Free) Provided by: NHS/Locala

District-wide

Sexual health services are still available during coronavirus. The link below provides information about finding contraception, testing for sexually transmitted infections and advice if someone thinks they might be pregnant.

Sexual health services | Bradford Council

Locala provide the sexual health services for Bradford. Click below if needing information to signpost a young person to sexual health services/STI checking/sexual health information in Bradford.

Sexual health services information

Sexual Violence Support for Girls and Young Women (Free) Provided by: Bradford Rape Crisis

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Specialist sexual violence support for girls and young women in secondary school or college – no pre-set number of sessions or time limits.
For girls and young women presenting with a range of complexity including those more vulnerable and at risk of sexual abuse. Individual referrals will be based on clinical and risk assessment, their capacity to give informed consent and their decision about whether they want a service from BRC&SASS.
Experienced, qualified Rape Crisis workers offer flexible weekly one to one support for girls and young women who have disclosed sexual violence of any type at any time in their lives.  This includes text, WhatsApp, phone and face to face sessions which can be provided at school, at our Centre and on line. Additional services include counselling, help line and Jyoti services for Black, Asian & Minoritised women & girls.
On line referral form: Referral form
You can call our help line to discuss potential referrals: 0800 448 0710

Small group targeted RSE sessions

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Step 2 have several programmes which can be delivered to small groups, often in single gender groups, which can address issues that arise in schools or are identified in RSE lessons.

Speak Out! Promoting Values of Equality, Democracy and Human Rights (Free) Provided by: Remembering Srebrenica/Bradford Council

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Speak Out! is an education programme for secondary pupils that promotes the values of equality, democracy and human rights, and explores ways in which young people can use their voices constructively for society.

The programme uses a discussion based approach and an element of peer education to explore issues such as harassment, discrimination, and political extremism.  The aim is to develop young peoples’ critical thinking skills and empathy in the face of divisive narratives, peer pressure and harmful social norms.

The programmes contains various options which can be purchased together or separately.  They are:

Workshops for Key Stage 3 classes on sexual harassment, democracy and making change, or propaganda and critical thinking.

Training for peer educators on the Remembering Srebrenica exhibition, including the loan of the exhibition for up to two weeks.

A new educational film produced by the University of Bradford which supports the exhibition.

Pupil voice development work.

A free whole school assembly.

 

Specialist Independent Sexual Violence Support (Free) Provided by: Bradford Rape Crisis

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Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service offers a Specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) for Girls & Young women, providing advocacy & support including throughout the criminal justice process.

Support for individuals from black and ethnic minority communities dealing with mental distress (Free) Provided by: Sharing Voice Bradford

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Sharing Voices Bradford is a community development mental health organisation actively supporting and working with diverse minority communities of Bradford. Sharing Voices delivers a range of service for younger people from 13-24 years of age. We actively work within schools, colleges and universities to provide advice and consultancy, group sessions and also one to one support for younger people. 

Services – Sharing Voices

Supporting Young People Back Into Education (Free) Provided by: JAMES

BD21

JAMES – Positive Futures – tramshed sessions/Girl Empower Positive choices sessions for children not in full time education.

Working with small groups of young people at our JAMES Keighley base who are struggling to access full time school provision. The programme aims to support young people back into full time school and works on barriers such as confidence and self esteem, safety, bullying, friendships, positive relationships, sexual health, drug awareness, body image, online safety etc.

Tagtiv8 (£395)

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Tagtiv8 empowers teachers with resources and training to take learning in different subjects beyond the classroom. Provides user-friendly resources and planning to activate learning in Maths, English and foundation subjects.

Funding for some schools via Living Well. All schools can access our resources and training. Each platform costs £795. Activity Days & CPD sessions depend on blocks of time. Guide price: £395 per day.

 

Teenage Pregnancy Information (Free) Provided by: NHS

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Becoming pregnant whilst a teenager can be a daunting process for the young person and the school to navigate.

NHS information page for teenage pregnancy.

Can I continue with my education while pregnant?

Yes, you can stay at school up until the birth and then return to school afterwards.

If you’re pregnant or you’ve had a baby, you’re expected to stay at school and continue education until you finish Year 11. Your school should not treat you any differently.

You’re also entitled to a maximum 16-week break immediately before and after the birth.

You can leave school at the end of Year 11.

But until you’re 18, you still have to either:

  • stay in full-time education (for example, at college)
  • start an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • work or volunteer (for 20 hours or more a week) while in part-time education or training

The law says colleges, universities or your apprenticeship employer are not allowed to treat you unfairly if you’re pregnant or have had a baby.

GOV.UK: school leaving age

NHS Teenage Pregnancy Info

Test and Trace Support Payment (Free) Provided by: Bradford Council

District-wide

Visit the website to get all the information needed on who is eligible and how to claim the self isolation support payments due to COVID-19.

Trusted Relationships (1:1 and group work) (Free) Provided by: Barndados

District-wide

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The main aim of both the 1:1 work and the group work is to deliver preventative work to both schools and communities. Training has taken place with teachers, parents and support staff.

Turnaround & 1-1 Trusted Relationships – We are a young people’s service offering support around Bradford.

Staying Safe, Running Away/Going Missing,Grooming and sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation

If you are feeling unsafe, pressured or forced into doing things that you don’t want to do….. if you feel that you are starting to lose control of your life
• We’re here to help you stay safe• To listen to you
• To offer advice and guidance
• To offer support in a way that meets your needs
• To ensure you have your voice heard
• To help without judging you
We work flexibly with young people and we know it may take some time to get to know us