Hampshire YOT Break4Change

THE AGENCY Contact: Charlotte Tomlinson, Hampshire Youth Offending Team

Email for contact / referral: charlotte.tomlinson@hants.gov.uk Phone: 07725 829 741

Hampshire Youth Offending Team has been offering the Break4Change programme as part of the multi-agency offer since 2014. The future running is dependent on funding continuing.

CRITERIA Catchment area: Hampshire. Age: 10 – 18 years. Young people are already engaged in the YOT programme. Evidence of sexualized behaviours would preclude attendance.

REFERRAL Referrals accepted from other agencies linked in with YOT.

ASSESSMENT Parenting officers will conduct a specific assessment process. B4C and YOT assessments are used to gauge suitability. There is a waiting list.

THE SERVICE The programme includes group work and one to one engagement with both adults and young people, meeting wherever is most appropriate (homes, community venues, agency premises). The Break4Change manual is used with some modifications. This follows a combination of approaches. Length of contact is determined by need or length of the order.

EVALUATION First results coming in are promising. There are some costings available.

Date entered: September 2015. Review date:

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