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Violence Interrupters Mentors Violence Interrupters/Youth Outreach Work Spec

The programme aims to reduce public-place based youth violence, involving those under the age of 25 in serious and knife enabled violence; it is expected that lower levels of disorder and crime would also be reduced through this intervention.

The provision must reflect the needs identified around the end of school/college day, transport issues and demand generated by end of term activities.

The provision must have the capacity to train and empower stakeholders within the local community to continue to deliver the intervention/youth work, following the culmination of funding.  This will create community ownership and legacy, rather than avoid being created when funding ceases.          

Potential aims/tactics to be utilised by Outreach Workers: -  

  • De-escalate conflicts 

  • Provide non-violent confrontation alternatives. 

  • Proactively engage with groups of young people in areas of high convergence.

  • Empathise, listen and counsel young people.

  • Inform and educate around risks of knife crime and violence, helping young people identify and reduce their risk.

  • One-to-one support from non-police premises and utilisation of safe-spaces.  

  • Offer signposting, support and diversion opportunities to young people via partner agencies and statutory organisations, completing partnership referrals where risk identified.

  • Training capacity to upskill and empower local community stakeholders to take ownership. 


What is Mentoring

Mentoring is the provision of personal support, assistance, encouragement and inspiration to young people during and following our programmes, particularly at a time of transition and usually over a sustained period of time.

Goal Setting

Supporting a young person to set their own goals is a vital part of a mentoring relationship. We have designed a Personal 'Development Plan' to allow the mentee and mentor to set goals and measure progress during their mentoring relationship.

Mentoring is a popular intervention in schools.

Interventions are used across many schools to promote achievement at key points in the student’s learning journey. These interventions take many forms, including one-to-one tuition, small group work, online tutoring programmes or revision and extended school programmes.

The students identified as in need of mentoring often fall into several categories as defined by the school – for example looked-after children, Pupil Premium, 3/4 borderline, at risks of permanent exclusion, 8/9 borderline – all of which are likely to be key indicators for improvements against school data and the school’s improvement plan.

PUCIC works with serval schools across the city, proving bespoke mentoring support packages for young people. Get in touch today and find out how we can help you.

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Targeted Youth Projects (13-17 years)

We recognise that some young people have specific barriers that will stop them from engaging in our mainstream youth activities. With this in mind, PUCIC offers specific issue or theme-based youth projects. These projects offer more intensive, structured or gender-specific personal development opportunities that aim to ensure that young people are supported to achieve key outcomes.

Supporting Young Peoples Engagement and dealing with challenging behaviour.

Our targeted services are aimed at supporting young people with Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulties. Sometimes these students can also have special educational needs as well as ASD and ADHD.

We also support young people who are struggling with low confidence, low self-esteem, starting to show risky behaviours and who are isolated in their community.

All our targeted youth projects are led by fully qualified mentors who are experienced in working with disengaged adolescents.

Our range of projects is suited to all walks of the youth community, ensuring that no one is left out. Please feel free to get in touch on our contact number or use our contact form

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Youth coaching is a branch of life coaching.

It is designed to encourage personal development in young people while providing an outlet for their stresses and anxieties.


Sometimes young people can feel like they are stuck on a never-ending rollercoaster. The expectations they have for themselves, as well as the pressures of fitting in, growing up and planning a future, can make it hard for them to cope.


Youth coaching can help young people develop life skills and learn how to manage some of the stresses that come along the way.

This can include:


  • building confidence;
  • setting and achieving goals;
  • managing stress;
  • discussing difficult issues; and
  • decision making.

Coach Core


Most Coach Core apprenticeship programmes are between 15 and 18 months long – the exceptions being Glasgow and South Wales, which run for 12 months.

Apprentices work 30 hours per week with their employers, which includes 1-2 education days, where you will be working with your location’s dedicated tutor along with your other apprentices.

Coach Core works with a hugely diverse range of employers, from Professional Sports Club Foundations, Youth Clubs, Charities and Academy Trusts, all of whom provide exciting events and opportunities to the programme.

Your first 3 months will be very intense! We want you not only undertaking a number of key modules but also getting used to moving around to different locations.

You must be organised and ready to work hard.

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At PUCIC our Apprenticeships include bespoke Skills for Work qualifications, e-learning to prepare learners for the job and tools to structure, manage and monitor work experience.


What are Apprenticeships?

  • Work experience - to give the young person meaningful work experience and to develop workplace skills

  • Work preparation training - to prepare learners with the Skills for Work in a particular sector as well as Employability Skills covering areas, for example, CV writing, interview preparation, job search, and inter-personal skills

  • English and maths - these are seen as crucial employability skills

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Education Opportunities

We have a range of academic opportunities designed to cater for a wide range of students, with a high level of support that ensures each individual is given a learning experience appropriate to their needs.

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We offer courses at every level from entry to higher education, so we are sure we have the right pathway to help you achieve your career goals. Take a look at what we have to offer and come and visit us at one of our centre locations/Events, where you can talk to our tutors, get advice on the support we offer including finance and student welfare and apply to join us.

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Community Activities

Sports activities, especially football, is a great way to reach those young people who are not members of the youth project, particularly those who are at risk of negative influences such as crime, alcohol, drugs and antisocial behaviour.


Football Project


We’ve enjoyed decades of success with our football project over the years, spotting young people with natural motivational skills and giving them the skills, confidence, and qualifications to coach young people and lead them to success in competitions.


Young people learn discipline, team skills at the same time as improving health and fitness.


Our 10-week courses of football coaching/games offer young people positive sporting activity for a small contribution. 

We part own a local grass pitch all year round and a sports hall in the autumn and winter.  Young people receive fun coaching and are then split into teams to play a coached match. 

Our youth work staff are on hand to promote fair play and good sportsmanship.

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