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Strength 2 Strength (BANG Edutainment)

Intervention for young people and their families focusing on minimising risk factors that can encourage offending or anti-social behaviour.

Project summary

  • Funding awarded: £500,000
  • Duration of programme: 3 years
  • Number of beneficiaries: 80
  • Replication areas (England): London Borough of Brent
  • Partners: PLIAS Resettlement

Intervention: Strength 2 Strength

Strength 2 Strength is an early intervention programme that works with young people aged eight to 13-years-old who are identified as being at risk of entering the criminal justice system. A project worker holds each case for 16 weeks. Following an assessment process in the initial weeks a care plan is created from a toolkit of group components including:

  • academic tuition
  • emotional resilience
  • parenting support
  • building communication skills through radio and sports.

These components build on protective factors and limit evidence-based risk factors with the aim of improving outcomes in emotional well-being, education and family circumstances. Project Workers can also carry out up to four hours of planned individual work around emotional resilience and will also undertake multi-agency work where necessary.

The final stage of the 16 weeks is an exit strategy that ensures the young person/family is signposted to appropriate services in the community.  During holidays BANG runs extra leisure activities as part of Strength 2 Strength.

Delivery organisation: BANG Edutainment

BANG Edutainment has 11 years’ experience delivering a wide range of creative and media-based diversionary projects and positive activities for children and young people. Recently, BANG delivery has included inclusive education support projects and work with young people with convictions post-release.

Contact details

BANG Edutainment