Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Charity I4YPC (headed up by a reformed
offender) will run a pilot project entitled ‘Innit Right
Now’, with a targeted group of secondary school pupils
between the ages of 11 and 16, whom the schools have identified as
being at risk of exclusion. The project will culminate in the
pupils performing a series of monologues to camera. ‘Innit
Right Now’ spans seven workshops, during which participants
will explore the individual choices of the characters from a script
and the consequences of their involvement in crime. The workshops
and final performances will also allow the pupils to safely examine
their own lives and the potential impact of the situations they
find themselves in, should they make the wrong choices.
The programme addresses risk of exposure to violent crime, which also covers health and wellbeing issues relating to mental health, physical health, community participation.
Two schools have been identified for delivery, and have written to the VRU to confirm their participation.
• New Park Academy – demographic is vulnerable children with complex safeguarding needs, most of whom have already been subjected to exclusion. Following a successful project with I4YPC, the headteacher fully embraces our schemes to help children stay in school.
• Irlam and Cadishead Academy – one of the ‘Big Four’ schools in Salford regarding exclusions. The school’s location isolates the pupils from the rest of Salford, but they still face the same issues. Our schemes of learning are embedded into ICA’s curriculum, and I4YPC would like to build on this relationship
Delivery will take place between 9/1/23 and 3/3/23.
The programme director agrees a budget
allocation (from Health and Wellbeing VRU budget) of £15,000,
to be drawn down in December 2022, for delivery across Jan / Feb /
Publication date: 24/11/2022
Date of decision: 14/11/2022