The REBOOT early intervention project for 11-17 year olds, launched in Sussex in Spring 2019 thanks to support from the Sussex PCC.
REBOOT is a personalised, one-to-one package offering support to vulnerable young people to prevent them being exploited into criminal behaviour. We are working alongside three other partner organisations (YMCA DLG, AudioActive and the Hangleton & Knoll Project) to deliver the REBOOT programme across Sussex.
In December, the REBOOT team at the Sussex PCC produced their first newsletter, which included a comment from Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne alongside information about the project and feedback from some of the first participants. You can read the newsletter by clicking here, and to find out more about REBOOT, the PCC has summarised the programme in numbers on the Sussex PCC YouTube channel.
At the end of each year, we ask our team for their highlights of the year, and TDC’s REBOOT Youth Coach Adam Welton told us about his:
“Enabling a young person who was refusing school to make a really positive change in his education. Communication between the pupil, his parents and the school had broken down. In my role as REBOOT Youth Coach I was able to listen to the young person’s needs and concerns about school and advocate on his behalf. Subsequently the school offered him a placement in a third sector school inclusion project. After his initial reluctance and anxiety I supported him to meet with and attend the project. He has now started attending regularly and it was lovely to hear him talk about his educational achievements there and hear him proudly recount that he had been called ‘smart’. Something undoubtedly true but also something he had not heard from anyone for many years and that he had forgotten about himself.”