At Youth Vision we believe that young people should be fully informed and involved in all decisions that affect them but we realise that filling out forms, or making initial contact can be scary, so we take referalls from supporting agencies but insist that young people's wishes are paramount in this process.
Back on Track
Back on Track is an intensive year-long support and learning programme that is suitable for young people aged 14-16 who are not attaining in, or attending school. Young people can be referred to us by a school Guidance Teacher, Education Welfare Officer, or by supporting agencies (see the Referral Pathway Steps below). The project runs on Thursdays and we work with a maximum of 10 young people each day to ensure we are providing a safe and nurturing learning environment. The programme provides a range of nature based activities and life skills that aim to support the personal and social development of young people and improve their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The programme is managed by Sara Beauregard, Field Manager at Youth Vision and facilitated by experienced youth workers with the support of regular volunteers.
Referral Pathway Steps
1. All information and Back on Track referral forms are on the Youth Vision website. The Guidance Teacher, or Welfare Officer supports the young person to access information on www.youthvision.uk
2. If the young person is interested in taking part in Youth Vision’s Back on Track. The referral form will be filled out by a Guidance teacher, Welfare Officer, or by someone from a supporting agency. It is important that the young person is involved and agrees to the referral. The completed form is then emailed to Sara Beauregard, Field Manager at Youth Vision.
3. A one to one meeting will then be arranged with Sara and the young person to asses if the Back on Track programme is the appropriate project for the young person. If both parties are in agreement the young person would sign an agreed code of conduct form at this meeting.
4. A Medical and Consent form would then be filled out by young person’s parent or guardian.
5. The young person would then take part in the Back on Track Taster Programme.
This form is a partnership agreement form that needs to be agreed and signed by referring agencies.
This is the initial referral form to be filled in by referring agencies with consent by the young person.
This is the third-party feedback form that we require referring agencies like school to fill in after the young person has completed the years programme.
Staying on Track
Staying on Track offers young people who are aged 16-24 and are not in employment, education or training (NEET) a chance to improve their skills, confidence, physical, social and emotional well-being. The programme runs a series of 6 week rural skills courses in dry stone walling, horticulture, navigation and green woodwork and supports the young people in writing C.V's, setting and achieving S.M.A.R.T goals and gaining employment. Young people can self refer or can be reffered through other organisations in the sector. Young people can progress from this programme as mentors on the Back on Track, Forest Skills and Wilderness programmes and can also volunteer on the renovation and community gardening teams.
Referral Pathway Steps
1. If the young person is interested in taking part in Youth Vision’s Staying on Track: The referral form will be filled out by a The partner organisation, or the young person themselves. It is important that the young person is involved and agrees to the referral. The completed form is then emailed to Sara Beauregard, Field Manager at Youth Vision email@example.com.
Self Referral form:
2. A Medical and Consent form would then be filled out by young person or their parent or guardian.
3. The young person would then take part in the Staying on Track Taster Programme.
Saturday Wilderness Course
Wilderness is our Saturday programme of outdoor activities for all young people aged 13-16 who want to get outdoors, leran some new skills and have some fun at the weekend. Young people can join this group as new members, or as ‘graduates’ from our Forest Skills programme or as young people mentors from our Back on Track and Staying on Track programmes. Wilderness offers young people a chance to develop their own activities and outcomes in a safe and supported environment. The group is facilitated by our Field Manager, youth worker and volunteers.
Wilderness Referral form: