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Employment Support Hub

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Are you aware of any families, with an unemployed adult in the home, who would benefit from family support to overcome the general challenges that they are facing? 

We know that barriers to employment come in many different forms and we need to address the wide range of issues a family may be experiencing before they can even consider their steps to employment. 

We know that some families don’t meet the criteria for statutory support, or have just finished a period of support, but would benefit from a little extra help. 

Did you know that, in partnership with The Education People and Kent County Council, we now have a Family Focused Employment Support Service as part of the Employment Support Hub for Canterbury and Thanet? Through this, Salus are able to work with whole families to address wide ranging issues that they may be facing. This could include debt management, housing, mental health, managing boundaries or any other challenge that arises for a family.

If you know a family that would benefit from this service, please complete the referral form and return to info@salusgroup.org.uk If you would like some more information, please contact:
Emma Mead, Service Manager, on 07725 629789.

Serious Youth Violence Project

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Salus are working with Kent County Council, Medway Council and Kent Police to deliver a Serious Youth Violence Project in North Kent (Dartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks and Swale) and Medway.

In Kent and Medway, violence against the person increased by 20% in 2019 and recent years have shown increased incidents of young people carrying knives. We have seen a steady increase in gangs – from mostly London-based street gangs venturing into Kent to sell drugs, to the development of local ‘home grown’ gangs – and the grooming of vulnerable individuals by gang members.

Although less than 1% of Kent’s young people come into contact with the Criminal Justice System, they can have a disproportionately negative influence on wider society.

Who is the project for?

Children and young people between the ages of 10-17 years who are at risk of being, or are already involved in, serious youth violence.

What do we deliver?

Prevent: targeted support and diversionary activities for children and young people ‘at risk’

Protect: intensive and long term support to children and young people who are already thought to be involved in violent activities, and their families

Awareness: raising awareness amongst children, young people, families, schools, communities and professionals

All young people will be supported by a Youth Mentor.

 

For more information about the project, please contact us.

 

 

Tonbridge & Malling District

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Tonbridge & Malling District Sessions

All our youth clubs have programmes that run within the groups that are designed through consultation with the attendees of the group. We focus on developing strong positive relationships within the groups to build confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem, and to challenge young people to work with or overcome any boundaries they may face. We also offer opportunities for accredited courses.

Every Monday – Ditton

Junior youth club for young people aged between 8 and 12 years

4:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Senior youth club for young people aged between 12 and 19 years

5:45 pm to 7:15 pm

Location: Ditton Youth Centre (behind the tennis courts), ME20 6AH

Every Wednesday – Snodland

Junior youth club for young people aged between 8 and 12 years

4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Senior youth club for young people aged between 12 and 19 years

5:45 pm to 7:15 pm

Location: Snodland Children’s Centre located within the grounds of the Holmesdale School in Snodland, ME6 5JG

Every Thursday – East Malling / Larkfield

Junior youth club for 8-10 years

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Senior youth club for 11-14 years

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Location: East Malling Village Hall, ME19 6DD

Detached sessions in Larkfield – Larkfield skate park

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact us by:
Phone: 07719 521491
Email: roxanne.frost@salusgroup.org.uk
Social Media: @Salusyouthgroup & Salus Youth Services

Tunbridge Wells District

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Tunbridge Wells District Sessions

All our youth clubs have programmes that run within the groups that are designed through consultation with the attendees of the group. We focus on developing strong positive relationships within the groups to build confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem, and to challenge young people to work with or overcome any boundaries they may face. We also offer opportunities for accredited courses.

Detached Youth Work 

Youth workers engage in the local community to establish a relationship and deliver a bespoke service for local young people.

We offer:

Every Monday

Paddock Wood

We are currently out at different times to engage with a variety of young people to open a youth club in the area for 12-18 year olds.

Watch this space for more information regarding this exciting new club!

Every Tuesday

Rusthall, TN4 8UX

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – detached youth work with our Salus youth club van.

Sherwood

We are currently out at different times to engage with a variety of young people to open a youth club in the area for 12-18 year olds.

Watch this space to find out more information!

Contact us by:
Phone: 07702 518129
Email: becci.gough@salusgroup.org.uk
Social Media: @Salusyouthgroup & Salus Youth Services

HeadStart Kent – Intensive Mentoring

Monday, August 7th, 2017

*We are no longer accepting referrals for this service

Service: Through HeadStart Kent and Reconnect, Salus are able to offer an Intensive Mentoring Service to children and young people.

Aim: The aim of the programme is to improve the emotional health and well-being and build the resilience of children and young people.

Who is it for:

  • Working closely with HeadStart Kent and Kent Reconnect, Salus are able to offer intensive mentoring support to children and young people aged 8-18 across Kent.
  • It is also available to those not attending a formal setting (e.g. children educated at home) and those missing education.
  • The service is targeted at those young people who
    • display behaviour that indicates adversity
    • have been identified as having no consistent secure adult
    • live in a woman’s refuge
    • have experienced domestic abuse and their resilience has not been maintained as a result of other support.

The offer: Salus adopts a strengths based approach to supporting children, young people and their families. Using a range of evidence based approaches and tools (such as FRIENDS) and through a team of talented mentors, we work to understand needs and implement an action plan to address these.

The mentor will seek opportunities for the young person to develop their social confidence, engaging them in confidence building activities, working with parents to develop their skills, supporting resolution of family based issues and supporting access to other services as required.

Following assessment of need, the mentor will offer approximately 10 weeks of support.

Referrals: We are no longer accepting referrals for this service

It is expected that a resilience conversation will have been undertaken with each young person, prior to referral https://www.headstartkent.org.uk/schools-and-practitioners/templates-and-documents/having-a-resilience-conversation

Referrals are accepted from schools/settings, Early Help and voluntary partners.  If the child or young person is already working with Early Help, please liaise with the Early Help Worker to ensure co-ordination of support. Please click here if you would like to refer a young person (information gathering form download).

If you have any queries or require further clarification please contact us.

Downloadable leaflets:

Information for Professionals (Intensive Mentoring)

Information for Parents and Carers (Intensive Mentoring)

Information for Young People (Intensive Mentoring)

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HeadStart Kent

Friday, August 4th, 2017

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Salus have been commissioned by HeadStart Kent and Reconnect to deliver support to children and young people aged 10-16, and their families across Kent.

If you have any queries, please contact Kate Storer at info@salusgroup.org.uk

Please click on the below services for more information. We are not currently accepting any referrals for this service.

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Safety in Action

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Salus_Logo_Square (web ready)‘Safety in Action’ is an interactive event for Year 6 children to learn about some of the dangers they may face as they become more independent and prepare for transition to secondary school.

This event has been running in Kent since the early 1990’s, with several thousand children from Maidstone, Ashford, Swale, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Gravesham, Shepway and Swanley taking part.

It is supported by many organisations including Salus, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, RNLI, Kent County Council, Kenward Trust, Drive to Ensure, Hopkins+ (British Heart Foundation) and UK Power Networks.

A number of scenarios are set up by the organisations involved, designed to simulate and provide information about a variety of topics which may include:

  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Fire Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Rail Safety
  • Road Safety
  • Online Safety
  • Personal Safety
  • Stranger Danger
  • Emergency Life Support
  • Driver Safety
  • Farm Safety

Children are divided into teams to rotate around the different scenarios, spending 10 minutes at each. The scenario content is decided by the relevant organisation or agency delivering them. However they are all designed to engage and inform the children on specific safety issues relating to their area of expertise. Please see attached Scenario Information Leaflet for more information.

Please see below for the scheduled Safety in Action Events. Booking is open for all areas with dates listed – booking closes on 10th December 2021. If you would like more information or would like to express interest in your pupils attending an upcoming event please contact us.

◊ Thanet (Dreamland): 7th – 11th March 2022

◊ Folkestone & Hythe (Threehills Sports Centre): TBC

◊ West Kent (Fosse Bank School): 25th April – 6th May 2022

◊ Dover (venue TBC): 16th – 20th May 2022

◊ Maidstone (Maidstone Barracks): 6th – 17th June 2022

◊ North Kent (Cobham Hall School): 4th – 15th July 2022

 

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School staff comments:

“This is always a totally valuable experience for the children and I think they are extremely fortunate to be offered the chance to explore the issues covered in a safe environment.”

“What a fantastically well organised afternoon, I think I am learning as much as the children!”

Folkestone & Hythe District

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Hythe Youth Centre, Cinque Port Avenue, Hythe, CT21 6HS

We offer:

Youth Club for young people
Mondays – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Ages 9 – 11 years)
Wednesdays – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Ages 12 – 18 years)
Fridays – 3.15 pm to 5.00 pm (Ages 9 – 11 years)

Various activities will be available for the young people such as Arts and Crafts, Table Tennis, Pool table, board games, X-box, Sky Sports, Music and Dance, DJ your own music, Sports (outdoor weather permitting) Community Projects, trips out to theme parks, ice skating, cinema, camping, looking for job vacancies. Duke of Edinburgh Award and various residential opportunities and courses set to build confidence, self awareness and self esteem and to challenge young people to work with or overcome any boundaries they may face.

Shepway Autism Support Group for young people aged 11 and above
Fridays – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Ages 11 and above)

Support is offered to young people to enable them to flourish and try activities which will enhance there well being.

Detached Youth Work

Youth workers engage in the local community to establish a relationship and deliver a bespoke service for local young people.

We offer:

New Romney Phase 2 Youth Club
Thursdays – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Ages 13 and over)

Contact us by:
Phone: 01303 268588 or 07725 595750
Email: folkestonehythe.enquiries@salusgroup.org.uk
Facebook: @SalusYouthShepway
Twitter: @youth-hythe / @youth-hawkinge

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Maidstone District

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Maidstone District Sessions

Every Monday

Youth Club for young people aged between 11 and 19 years
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Sutton Valence Youth Club, Sutton Valence Village Hall, North Street, ME17 3HT

Skills for Employment for young people aged over 15 years (Referral only)
10:00 am to 14:00 pm

Location: Shepway Youth and Community Centre, Cumberland Avenue, Maidstone, ME15 7JN

Every Tuesday

Junior Youth Club for young people aged between 8 and 11 years
4.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Youth Club for young people aged between 11 and 19 years
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Skills for Employment for young people aged over 15 years (Referral only)
10:00 am to 14:00 pm

Location: Shepway Youth and Community Centre, Cumberland Avenue, Maidstone, ME15 7JN

Every Wednesday

CV and job search support, including careers advice for young people aged 15 year and over
10:00 am to 13:00 pm – book in advance

Location: Shepway Youth and Community Centre, Cumberland Avenue, Maidstone, ME15 7JN

Every Thursday

Fusion Juniors for young people aged between 8 and 12 years
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Fusion Healthy Living Centre, 2 & 3 Cobb Way, Maidstone, ME15 9XF 

Every Friday

Junior Youth Club for young people aged between 8 and 11 years
4.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Youth Club for young people aged between 11 and 19 years
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Skills for Employment for young people aged over 15 years (Referral only)
10:00 am to 14:00 pm

Location: Shepway Youth and Community Centre, Cumberland Avenue, Maidstone, ME15 7JN

Outreach for young people of all ages

5.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Location: Town centre

Every Weekday Drop In Sessions
Between 11 am and 4 pm weekdays by prior appointment

Location: Shepway Youth and Community Centre, Cumberland Avenue, Maidstone, ME15 7JN

Crossroads Young Carers
Mondays – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Contact: Jan Hall   Tel: 01622 817114   Email: jan.hall@crossroadswestkent.org.uk

GKR Karate
Sundays – 10:30 am to 11.30 am

Contact: Louie   Tel: 07812 089304

Nellie’s Pre-School

Monday – Friday mornings

Contact: Paula Katel   Tel: 07597 488369   Email: philnoakes1@hotmail.co.uk

Roller Hockey 
Thursdays – 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm (Ages 5 to 8)
Thursdays – 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm (Ages 9 to 12)

Contact: Carlos   Tel: 07761 363731

Contact us by:
Phone: Adam Overs 01622 754095 or 07725 595752
Email: maidstone.enquiries@salusgroup.org.uk
Facebook: @SalusYouthMaidstone
Twitter: @youth-shepway

Restorative Approaches

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

What are Restorative Approaches?

Restorative approaches are based on the principles of restorative justice with the focus on building, maintaining and repairing relationships. It provides pupils with essential life skills around dealing with conflict and harm, building support while allowing them to be fully accountable for their behaviour.

The approach recognises and encourages the contributions of parents/carers, school staff and children and young people in building relationships. Where there is harm, it involves all those affected by an incident and finds ways to move forward that reduce resentment. This is an incredibly powerful tool for schools in terms of managing behaviour, but also enhances and strengthens community cohesion.

Approaches include restorative meetings, discussions, peer mediation, classroom circles, restorative language and restorative conferencing.

Our experience:

In 2008, we launched a pilot scheme for schools wishing to embed a restorative culture. The schools that implemented this as a whole school approach were able to evidence the following:

  • Reduction in exclusions and the need for internal sanctions
  • Increased attainment and attendance
  • Reduction in disruptive behaviour
  • Increase in staff confidence in resolving conflict
  • Reduction in staff sickness/absence
  • Positive change in school ethos

Several of the pilot scheme schools are still examples of good practice in embedding restorative approaches throughout the school culture. We have since delivered training and support within primary schools, secondary schools, academies, Special schools, children’s residential services and for fostering agencies across the South East and other parts of the UK. We work closely with the Restorative Justice Council and adhere to their best practice guidance. Several members of staff are on the RJC’s National register for accredited practitioners, which indicates the level of quality and standards in our work.

‘Salus is a Registered Training Provider with the Restorative Justice Council, and adheres to the RJC Trainers Code of Practice’

What we can deliver:

  • Staff training (whole school staff or groups of staff – e.g. TA’s, Pastoral Staff, Midday Meal Supervisors)
    • Basic introduction to restorative approaches twilight session (90 minutes)
    • half day (3 hours; in addition focus on skills and link to current systems of practice)
    • full day (6 hours; in addition focus on skills, link to current systems of practice, reflection on practice and practical application
  • Skills based restorative training course (3 days) focusing on gaining a full understanding of restorative approaches, application, techniques including conferencing and policy development. This training course has been approved by the Restorative Justice Council (RJC).RJC approved training logo
  • Young Person’s Restorative Approaches Practitioner Training (RAPT) Click here for more information (link to 2.6)
  • Peer support panels
  • Peer facilitation training
  • Additional Support
    • Bespoke training sessions for parents
    • Governor training
    • Restorative approaches conference facilitators for high level conflict
    • A restorative ‘health check’ for schools and educational settings to establish any gaps in a whole school approach
    • Support in action planning for a restorative school
    • Access to multi-agency restorative approaches forums

Level 4 Diploma in Restorative Practice (City & Guilds)

We are also able to offer the City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Restorative Practice to professionals working with children and young people.

Our involvement in the co-ordination of this first official accreditation in restorative justice has meant that our practitioners meet a set of common National Occupational Standards in restorative principles which enables us to carry out our work with a mark of quality assurance that is nationally recognised in this field.

This list of services is not exhaustive, and we are able to design bespoke packages of training and support based on identified need. If you are interested in introducing restorative approaches in your school or would like more information please contact us.

 
 

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