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Give Kids a Chance

Give  Kids a Chance

Following an extensive review, a period of consultation and then an investigation of options to join the voluntary sector, Grampian wide public health project Give Kids a Chance will be delivered by leading children's charity CHILDREN 1ST as from 29th October 2012.     There are places available to disadvantaged young people between the ages of 10 - 18 years, living in Aberdeen , Fraserburgh , Peterhead  and Moray .

Give Kids a Chance aims to encourage and support disadvantaged young people to develop and sustain interests or hobbies that will promote positive health and well-being messages and divert from negative pastimes such as alcohol and drug misuse, or anti-social behaviour.  The project provides young people with positive worthwhile activities in a safe, controlled environment and helps to relieve boredom, raise self-esteem, confidence and personal skills.

By providing access to positive pursuits and introductions to appropriate role models and mentors, young people will be encouraged to build their confidence and self esteem and make positive lifestyle choices.   Give Kids a Chance encourages young people to develop their own potential through participation in a range of sport and leisure based activities.

The project has been operating in Grampian since 1997.  Over 1,300 young people have been involved with Give Kids a Chance since the launch.

In order to complete the transition from public health to CHILDREN 1ST new referrals to Give Kids a Chance will be temporarily suspended for the next few weeks but will be welcome again from January 2013.  Further details regarding referral routes will be added to this site at that time.  In the meantime any queries regarding Give Kids a Chance should be directed to:

Louise Kennedy                              Martina Hickey-Laing
Services Administrator                    Services Manager - Aberdeenshire & Aberdeen City
CHILDREN 1ST                                         CHILDREN 1ST  
15 Frithside Street                          36 Carden Place
Fraserburgh, AB43 9AR                   Aberdeen, AB10 1UP
Tel No: 01346 512733                     Tel No: 01224 251150

Dedicated Email address for the project:  gkc@children1st.org.uk 

The following aim and objectives have been identified for the project:

Aim

  • To encourage and support vulnerable young people to develop and sustain interests or hobbies that will promote positive health and well-being messages and divert them from negative activities such as drug and alcohol misuse and anti-social behaviour. 

Objectives

  • Work in partnership with existing community networks and business partners;
  • Provide a variety of activities and hobbies for vulnerable young people aged between 10 - 18 years;
  • Encourage young people to participate, raise self esteem and confidence levels;
  • Provide young people with long-term hobbies or activities that they can further develop in adulthood;
  • Provide young people with increased chances of employment.

Reports and Documents

Annual review and update reports for both Grampian and individual areas can be accessed from the link below:
Reports and documents for Give Kids a Chance

2010-2011

Critical Review of Give Kids a Chance - Full Report

2009 - 2010

History, Governance and Change (Paper prepared for GKAC Advisory Group detailing the history, governance and significant change to the project since inception in 1997.)

Archived Reports 2004 - 2008

Original Operational Guidelines (2004) (Original document drawn up in 2004 to outline roles and responsibilities for those involved in supporting young people to become involved in GKAC)

Operational Guidelines (2008) (Revised document to outline roles and responsibilities for those involved in supporting young people to become involved in GKAC.)

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