REBOOT, the Sussex early intervention project for 11-17 year olds, launched in Spring 2019.
REBOOT offers support to vulnerable young people to prevent them being exploited into criminal behaviour. TDC is working alongside three other partner organisations (YMCA DLG, AudioActive and the Hangleton & Knoll Project) to deliver the REBOOT programme across Sussex.
REBOOT is a personalised, one-to-one support package for children and young people who are at risk of engaging in serious violence and gang behaviour.
The project focuses on the strengths of the young person and seeks to capitalise on their interests, experience, skills and views. Participants will be offered a personalised support package which includes the activities most beneficial in helping them overcome some of the issues they face. With the support of the youth coach each child or young person will get opportunities to access activities which may provide a new way to focus themselves and create positive opportunities.
There are nine Youth Coaches in post across Sussex bringing a range of skills and experiences. Youth Coach Adam Welton will be working on behalf of TDC to bring the programme to the areas we work in.
Family, friends, schools and community and statutory organisations, can all make referrals to REBOOT. Participation is voluntary and consensual with a commitment from the young person and family to engage with the programme. You can download a referral form from the YMCA Downslink Website.
For more information on the service including testimonies and a day in the life of a REBOOT coach, head to the Sussex PCC REBOOT page.