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Newcastle United Foundation Aims To ‘Break The Cycle’ Of Youth Violence

The โ€˜Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violenceโ€™ programme has been up and running since January 2018.

Established by Newcastle United Foundation in partnership with Newcastle Youth Offending Team, and funded by the Premier League and BBC Children in Need, the project aims to work with young people known to the Newcastle Youth Offending Team who have committed offences linked to violence.

The programme currently has 16 participants actively taking part in 1:1 sessions and positive activities which will reduce their rates of reoffending. Recently the programme celebrated its first success with one young person graduating from the programme.

Tom is 12 years old and known to the Youth Offending Team due to offences linked to possession of a knife.

Tom engaged in 14 sessions across 12 weeks which included additional contact time during school holidays. He completed sessions on goal-setting, building positive relationships, confidence building and learning about the community in which he lives. He also completed other sessions which linked to the topics he was studying at school including, the human body and space.

Thanks to Tomโ€™s positive engagement with the programme, his Youth Conditional Caution was ended early. Heโ€™s credited the initiative with helping him work on his resilience, his confidence, communication skills, and making positive choices when faced with further offending or violence.

In a further act of positive change, Tom has also registered to become a Barnado’s Youth Ambassador volunteer for his community.

The future looks bright for Tom. He will now continue engagement with Newcastle United Foundation through attendance at Premier League Kicks session and his participation in the U14 Elite Kicks squad.

When asked about his time with the programme Tom said: โ€œIโ€™ve enjoyed my time on this programme. Iโ€™ve learned lots of new things that could help me in school and life.

โ€œIf I could give other people on this programme advice it would be: be honest, be organised and set your goals.โ€

Jacqueline Critchley, Youth Violence Project Coordinator at Newcastle United Foundation said: โ€œWeโ€™ve seen such a positive change in Tom since he started with us and itโ€™s great to see everyoneโ€™s hard work pay off with him finishing the programme.

โ€œHis confidence and communication skills have improved massively and itโ€™s fantastic heโ€™s staying with the Foundation through our PL Kicks sessions.โ€


Tom’s name has been changed to protect their identity.ย 

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