Issue details

PCC - I4YPC – Delivery of school based pilot programme to address exclusion and associated violent crime.

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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/11/2022

Decision due: 14 Nov 2022 by Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Contact: Lisa Lees Email: lisa.leese@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk.

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