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Suffolk Positive Futures

Transforming young people's lives and reducing crime in local communities, through engagement and diversion opportunities.

Our approach

Suffolk Positive Futures attempts to make Suffolk a safer place by diverting young people from anti-social behaviour and gang-related activity and providing opportunities that they may not otherwise have access to, to help better their life chances.

Through the delivery of diversionary sports-based community activities, and access to positive adult role models, the project  provides valuable health and fitness related opportunities for young people. Activities are run for free within local estates and neighbourhoods, providing meaningful, safe and supportive places for young people to attend.

Thanks to the ongoing support of the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, thousands of young people have benefited from the Suffolk Positive Futures project over the last 20 years.

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Please note that the below timetable may be subject to changes.
For more information, please contact project staff using the information below, or follow Suffolk Positive Futures on social media.




Ages 10-18
Grange Farm Avenue (near Skate Park)
IP11 2XD

Multi Sports

Ages 9-16
Gunton Park
NR32 4DU



Ages 12-18
Kirkley and Pakefield FC
NR33 7LE


Ages 11-17
IES Breckland Academy
IP27 0PE

Ages 10-16
Hadleigh Leisure Centre

Ages 11-17
Newmarket Leisure Centre

Ages 12-18
Mildenhall Hub
IP28 7JX



Ages 12-18
Ormiston Denes Academy
NR32 4AH


Ages 10-16
Murrayside Community Centre

Street Cricket

Ages 8-15
Chantry Academy



March – October

Ages 6-16
Maple Park



Ages 10-19
Haverhill Leisure Centre

Street Cricket


Ages 10-17
East Point Academy
NR33 0UQ


Ages 10-17
Britten Road Playing Field
NR33 9BN

Frequently asked questions

Where and when are Suffolk Positive Futures activities available?

The service delivers in the heart of local neighbourhoods, accessing sports centres, community halls and parks. It is run at times when young people need the interventions the most and is run at zero cost to the young people, breaking down many of the traditional barriers to participation.

For more information, view our timetables above.

Do I need to pay for the session, and what information do you need about me?

All Suffolk Positive Futures sessions are free. There is also the opportunity for young people to simply turn up and join in – no booking required. We do however record emergency contact details from all the young people who take part in the program.

Further information can be found in our privacy notice.

Does Suffolk Positive Futures continue to run during school holidays?

Yes. We acknowledge that school holidays can be a difficult time for families, not just in terms of accessing worthwhile activities for their children, but in some cases actually having the money to feed them. We run holiday projects that not only target geographical areas most in need, and we work directly with schools to identify young people and families who need the extra funding support, which we combine into our project delivery.

How does Suffolk Positive Futures reduce youth crime?

Suffolk Positive Futures is a youth crime prevention and reduction service aiming to empower young people to become positive role models and responsible citizens. The project addresses root causes of youth crime and contributes directly to making Suffolk a safer place. We do this by:

  • diverting young people from anti-social behaviour and gang-related activity,
  • supporting local communities to tackle anti-social behaviour through engagement and diversion activities,
  • addressing the risk factors and strengthening the protective factors to enable young people to choose leadership and positive community action instead of crime, and
  • reducing crime and, by preventing offending and anti-social behaviour, decreasing demand for front-line criminal justice services.

What qualifications do the Suffolk Positive Futures team have?

All Suffolk Positive Futures sessions are delivered by qualified staff who have completed all relevant checks. Staff reach out to young people within their community, at times when they need support the most, and are trusted within the key areas.

Our team of experienced sports coaches deliver a variety of engaging sports sessions across Suffolk to develop technical skills, but more importantly for us, confidence and social skills that develop self-esteem and sense of pride and belonging.

Can Suffolk Positive Futures help young people to achieve any qualifications?

Yes. The project offers qualification opportunities, mainly through the delivery of the sports leadership qualification. This equips young people not just with a recognised qualification but also with some valuable life skills with the qualification, including a focus on appearance, hygiene, drugs, alcohol, confidence and communication skills. Volunteering also forms a part of the programme which provides an opportunity to put new skills learnt into real life situations.

Can Suffolk Positive Futures do any work with schools or Pupil Referral Units?

Yes. We work in partnership with Schools and Pupil Referral Units to offer their students alternative curriculum provision. We don’t follow a specific syllabus with these groups but instead run activities in an informal way with emphasis on fun, creating relationships, increasing confidence and encouragement.

Softer skills are also worked on with the group such as communication through sport and teamwork. A variety of sports works very well with these groups, giving them new experiences and catering for different abilities and needs

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Contact Suffolk Positive Futures

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Paul Knight

Project Manager

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Mike Chaplin

Project Coordinator

Suffolk Positive Futures operates using open access provision, so young people can refer themselves into its activities by turning up to a session and providing their key contact details. 

For more information, or if you are an organisation looking to make a formal referral, please register your interest using our contact form, and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Privacy notice

How we manage your data

Catch22 Charity Ltd. manages the data you provide in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • The Data Controller (the organisation that determines how your data is managed) is Catch22Contact us if you have a query about how your data is managed.
  • The Data Processor (the organisation that does data processing on behalf of Catch22) is Totally.Tech.
  • We are committed to giving you (the Data Subject in legal terms) an easy way to exercise your eight rights under the GDPR.
  • We retain your data for as long as you allow us to do so. You can exercise your right to erasure at any time however, there may be some instances where we need to retain your information for a longer duration for legal reasons, such as when applying for a job with Catch22.

What information do we collect?

Catch22 may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • information about your computer and your visits to and use of this website, including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views (cookies),
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of applying for a job or receiving job alerts (job applications / job alerts),
  • subscribing to email newsletters including your name and email address (email newsletter), or
  • information that you submit that relates to a complaint, service feedback or enquiry (complaints / feedback and enquiries).

Specific detail of each processing activity is provided below.


Cookies are text files that are stored on your web browser by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your browser, and will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the website domain name. This information is sent back to the server each time your browser requests a page from it. This enables the website server to identify and track your web browser via your unique, anonymous, identifier.

Catch22 only uses cookies on its website where they will support the functioning of its website and to improve the experience of its website visitors. These cookies may be created by Catch22’s website, or by third-party services that Catch22 uses, to enable its website to be run effectively.

Some, ‘necessary’ cookies are essential to the running of our website and are exempt from the requirement of consent as per the GDPR and PECR. Functional, analytical and advertising cookies are all optional, and we will only store these cookies on your browser where we have received your freely-given, specific, informed, and unambiguous consent.

Any information that is collected by Catch22 via cookies is processed in a way which does not, and cannot, identify an individual person. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the Catch22 website.

You can find out more about Catch22’s use of cookies, and how to opt-out of or delete cookies from your browser via our Cookies Statement.

Job applications

If you apply for a job with Catch22 using our hosted online job application system, this service will be provided by a data processor on our behalf (SmartRecruiters).

To process your application, we ask for your personal details including name and contact details. We will ask you about your previous experience, education, referees and for answers to questions relevant to the role you have applied for. The hiring managers for the role, along with our Recruitment and HR teams will have access to all of this information.

Catch22 processes your job application data for the purpose of its legitimate interest to process your HR information.

  • If you are successful, the information you provide during the application process will be retained by us as part of your employee file for the duration of your employment plus six years following the end of your employment.
  • If you are unsuccessful at any stage of the process, the information you have provided until that point will be retained for six months from the closure of the campaign.
  • Equal opportunities information is retained for six months following the closure of the campaign whether you are successful or not.

For more information, please see the SmartRecruiters privacy notice.

Job alerts

Through the SmartRecruiters job application system, it is also possible to sign up for job alerts, which will let you know when new jobs that meet your criteria have been posted.

These alerts are managed by the data processor (SmartRecruiters) on our behalf, and will only be processed using your freely-given, specific, informed and unambiguous consent.

If at any point you wish to unsubscribe from SmartRecruiters job alerts, this can be done by clicking the unsubscribe link on the latest email. You can also log into your SmartRecruiters candidate profile to modify or withdraw your details.

For more information, please see the SmartRecruiters privacy notice.

Email newsletter

If you subscribe to Catch22’s newsletter and/or event mailing lists, you will receive regular communications relating to our work. These mailings will be facilitated by a third-party provider, such as Mailchimp or Salesforce (marketing platforms), and your data will be processed by a third-party client relationship management platform, Salesforce.

Catch22 will only process your contact details and send you newsletters following your freely-given, specific, informed and unambiguous consent.

You have the right to unsubscribe from any of our email mailing lists at any time. If you wish to unsubscribe from a Catch22 mailing list please click the unsubscribe link on the latest email or contact dpo@catch-22.org.uk to ensure that you do not continue to receive email newsletters from us. We will need to continue to hold your details after you have unsubscribed to ensure that we do not send you further communications.

For more information, please see the Mailchimp or Salesforce privacy notices as appropriate.

Feedback and enquiries

Catch22 processes the data submitted through any of our website contact forms for the purpose of receiving your message and responding to it under the lawful basis of consent, which you give when submitting the form.

We will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry and any subsequent issues, and to check on the level of service we provide.

These contact forms are processed using the WordPress plugin, Gravity Forms. When these forms are submitted to us, notification emails are automatically generated to send your enquiry to the appropriate team within Catch22 who will store your email for as long as is required to deal with your enquiry and any subsequent issues.

Form submissions are also stored within the Catch22 WordPress database for a period of 90 days. This allows us to identify if there are any issues with forms being received by our teams. After this time, forms and all accompanying personal data are automatically deleted from the system. Gravity Forms does not receive copies of any of forms, or any accompanying personal data, that are submitted via the Catch22 website.

You have the right to withdraw consent for us to contact you at any time by contacting dpo@catch-22.org.uk. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, which in the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

For more information, please see the Gravity Forms privacy notice.


Complaints can be submitted using our online feedback form, by emailing feedback@catch-22.org.uk, or by post. Catch22 undertakes the processing of your complaints data as part of its legitimate interests.

When we receive a complaint from a person we make up a file containing the details of the complaint. This normally contains the identity of the complainant and any other individuals involved in the complaint.

We will only use the personal information we collect to process the complaint and to check on the level of service we provide.

We usually have to disclose the complainant’s identity to whoever the complaint is about. This is inevitable where, for example, the accuracy of a person’s record is in dispute. If a complainant doesn’t want information identifying him or her to be disclosed, we will try to respect that. However, it may not be possible to handle a complaint on an anonymous basis.

We will keep personal information contained in complaint files in line with our retention policy. This means that information relating to a complaint will be retained for six years from closure. It will be retained in a secure environment and access to it will be restricted according to the ‘data minimisation’ principle.

For more information, please see the Complaints, Compliments and Feedback policy.

Use of data processors

The Data Processor (the organisation that does data processing on behalf of Catch22) is Totally.Tech.

Catch22 also works with third-party data processors to provide our:

  • content management system (WordPress),
  • website analytics (Google Analytics),
  • marketing platform (Mailchimp),
  • client relationship management platform (Salesforce),
  • social media advertising campaigns (Meta Pixel, Twitter Pixel, LinkedIn Insight Tag, TikTok Pixel), and
  • recruitment service (SmartRecruiters).

We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it and retain it for the period we instruct.

Individual Catch22 services may work with additional third-party data processors in line with their contractual requirements. For more information, please see the relevant Service Privacy Notice, which can be downloaded from their service page on this website, or found by searching for the service by name in our Policy Library.


Catch22 may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or data processors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy notice.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law,
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, or
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as provided in this privacy notice, Catch22 will not provide your information to third parties without your consent.

Security of your personal data

Catch22 will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure, encrypted password and firewall protected servers. As data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Where information is held on our behalf by data processors, we will ensure, to the best of our ability, that they hold your information securely and in line with data protection legislation. We hold contracts with all data processors to make sure that they cannot do anything with your data unless we have instructed them to do so.

Notice amendments

We may update this privacy notice from time-to-time. Check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights

Please contact the Data Protection Officer if you have any queries regarding this Privacy Notice or if you would like to exercise or query any of the following rights afforded to you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

  • right to access
  • right to erasure
  • right to object
  • right to rectification
  • right to be informed
  • right to restrict processing
  • right to data portability
  • rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
  • right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) – via the Complaints page on the ICO website or by calling 0303 123 1113

For further information on your rights, please visit the Individual Rights page on the ICO website.


If you have any questions about this privacy notice or of our treatment of your personal data, please email dpo@catch-22.org.uk or write to:

Data Protection Officer

27 Pear Tree Street

Data controller

Catch22’s data protection registration number is Z1473239


Suffolk Positive Futures: Privacy notice

Catch22 is a national organisation that works across England and Wales delivering services in a variety of settings.  These include schools, colleges, social care, victim services, family support, prisons, apprenticeships and employment support.

We have been around for over 200 years and our focus is about making a difference to people by delivering our 3Ps – having good people around, having a good place to live/study/work, and having good purpose in life.  Different services will focus on different aspects, but we aim to address those three elements to support people to thrive.

What does this service do?

Catch22’s Suffolk Positive Futures aims to transform young people lives and make a significant impact on reducing crime and youth violence in local communities while promoting positive emotional wellbeing. Staff work with you in your community at times when you need the support most.

What information do we collect?

Below is a list of the personal information and special category data that we will process in the course of our contact with you and the lawful basis that applies to each processing activity.

  • Full name
  • Age
  • Address
  • Contact details
  • The background to your situation and any issues that Catch22 needs to be aware of (accessibility issues, support workers, health and safety concerns etc).
  • Information for monitoring purposes such as sexuality, ethnicity, disabilities, health issues, employment status, housing status, whether you have had contact with the Criminal Justice System or Children’s Services, immigration status (all of which is stored anonymously)
  • We take emergency contact details of all young people on their first session with us and then for any young person under 16 we also issue them with a parental consent form to take home.

If you are referred to us from another agency, the person referring you will ask your permission to do this before they send us your information.

If we support you to gain a qualification, the awarding body requires us to collect and send them the following information in order to send us your certificate:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your ethnicity
  • Your gender
  • Your language

What law applies and which bits set out the legal basis for us to collect and hold your personal information?

The two main pieces of law that apply are:

  1. The UK General Data Protection Regulation
  2. The Data Protection Act 2018

We do have to have a legal basis for processing your personal information and this is:

  • performance of a contract (UKGDPR Article 6.1b)
  • public task (UKGDPR Article 6.1e)
  • individual consent (UKGDPR Article 6.1a)

In addition, Schedule 1 part 2(6) of the DPA2018 which relates to statutory and government purposes.

The ‘special category data’ that we collect must meet even more of a legal test and our legal basis for collecting this is:

  • explicit consent (UKGDPR Article 9.2a).
  • necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, (UKGDPR Article 9.2.g)

The Information Commissioner’s Office has given further guidance that sets out when these conditions can be used as the legal basis for processing your information and this can be supplied to you if you wish to see it.

Where did we get your data from?

The data we collect comes from you or from the person referring you to us. They are required to obtain consent from you to pass on that information and for us to contact you.

Who will we share your information with?

We will provide the person and/or referring agency who referred the case to us with updates about how the support is going, along with copies of the agreement of work and review of work forms mentioned above.

Where we wish to share any information to help us support you with any other agencies, we will ask you for your consent.

We may have to share information if we are legally obliged to do so, for example:

  • when it’s required by law or for the purposes of safeguarding you or others,
  • where you disclose information that poses a risk to yourself or others,
  • in the interests of safeguarding children or vulnerable adults,
  • pursuant of the Terrorism Act 2000, or
  • where it is required for the purposes of crime prevention or detection.

Normally we will tell you if we want to share your information for these purposes but there may be circumstances where this is not possible if it’s not safe or appropriate to do so.

We also use the information to inform you of other projects delivered by Suffolk Positive Futures which you may like to be involved with.

In order for us to continue offering successful and effective support services, it is vital that we collect and learn from the feedback our service users, partners and referrers share with us.

The feedback also helps us to show other people what our service users say about us (which we share anonymously).

Your information will be kept digitally on a secure drive and only people that will have access to your information are staff within Catch22 Suffolk Positive Futures Service.

How long will we hold on to your information for?

Data relating to you will be held from your date of birth plus 25 years unless you are a looked after child where it will then be date of birth and 75 years.   Sometimes there may be legal reasons we have to retain the information for a longer specified period of time and there may also be circumstances where it is appropriate within legal and best practice requirements to retain the information for a longer period but you will be informed of this.

What happens if the information in the records is wrong?

You will need to be specific about what information you think may be wrong and why, along with what you think we should do to correct it.  If we cannot amend your record in the way you would like, we will explain the reason for this. We will always mark disputed records to show that the record is disputed. You will be able to see a copy of your amended record.

What rights do you have over the information that we hold on your behalf?

You have a number of rights over your data that we are required by law to uphold. You have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed – how we will use your information
  • The right of access – how to access information we hold about you
  • The right to rectification – request that information that is held about you and is inaccurate or incomplete be rectified
  • The right to erasure – requests that under special circumstance information held on you may be removed or deleted if applicable
  • The right to restrict processing –block or suppress processing of information about you
  • The right to data portability – obtain and re-use information held about you for your own purposes across different services if applicable
  • The right to object – object to processing of information about you
  • The right to withdraw consent – at any time where your information is being processed based on that consent.
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

If you would like to request a copy of the information we hold about you, please contact  DPO@catch-22.org.uk

If you think the information we hold on you is wrong, please contact us on DPO@catch-22.org.uk .

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or of our treatment of your personal data, email DPO@catch-22.org.uk or write to Data Protection Officer, Catch22, 27 Pear Tree Street, London, EC1V 3AG

If you feel we have not processed your data correctly and in accordance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office (body that regulates Data Protection).  Please visit https://ico.org.uk/ or call 0303 123 1113 in order to lodge a complaint with the regulator.

Last updated:  

We may need to update this privacy notice periodically, so we recommend that you revisit this information from time to time. This version was last updated January 2021.