We aren’t going to sugar coat this one. Our Mentoring Services are aimed at helping turn around children where nothing else has helped.
Government agencies are often seen as an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff for kids in need. We aim to be there for the kids who are standing at the edge of the cliff.
It doesn’t matter why a child has arrived at that point, the consequences of our most at risk children not getting the help they need are a major, ongoing cost to the individual, their families and communities and the country as a whole.
It often starts with disruptions at school, which lead to truancy and expulsion. With time on their hands these children can spiral into antisocial behaviour, low level crime and drugs, and being chased by government agencies and the police. Without help, unemployment, jail and even suicide are possible end results.