Raising Your Game works with a wide variety of individuals working in the criminal justice system, the education sector and youth support services. We are working together to provide better support to young people that have offended or are at risk of offending.
Want to help?
Join thousands like you who are helping to improve the support available to young people within the criminal justice system.
If you work with young people, or within the criminal justice system, or are simply concerned about a young person and would like to refer them onto the Raising Your Game project, we want to hear from you.
What can you do?
There are many ways in which you can get involved, whether you can spare just a few hours or are looking to engage in a more long-term capacity:
- Refer a young person onto the project by contacting your nearest group
- Provide a work experience placement or volunteering opportunity for a young person involved in the project
- Enquire about booking your staff or yourself onto our free training course Talk about Talk to improve communication with young people
If you have an idea that you’d like to contribute, or you’d like to get involved in some other way and would like to discuss it with our regional staff, find your nearest group and get in touch!
Who do we work with?
We work with a diversity of individuals and organisations, each contributing specialist skills and expertise. Below are some examples of successful collaborations.
Criminal justice system (CJS)
We work with the police, youth offending teams, prisons and a variety of individuals working within the CJS:
- We worked with youth offending teams to create our Getting ready for court film, aimed at young people with communications difficulties and professionals working with them to understand the court process.
- We worked with The Mount prison in Bovingdon, training prisoners to better understand communication difficulty and the support they can offer those they mentor.
- Our work with West Yorkshire Police is succeeding in breaking down attitudinal barriers.
We work with support workers, youth workers and various organisations that provide support services to young people:
- We piloted our Talk about Talk training with trainee youth workers from Hertford.
We work with schools, colleges, universities, private companies and other organisations in the education sector:
- Raising Your Game works with the Prince’s Trust to deliver our My Life courses.
- Our collaboration with Listening Books is improving the reading skills of ex-offenders.
- Students from Salford City College delivered a community impact project.
We work alongside several employers who have provided volunteering opportunities and work experience for participants of Raising Your Game.
- After being referred onto the project in 2010, Harley was hired as a Project Support Assistant by Raising Your Game, and continues to go from strength to strength.
Still not sure if you fit the bill?
If you want to get involved in the project, but are unsure whether you can help, here are some quick questions to help you decide:
- Do you work with young people who need extra support?
- Do you work in the criminal justice system, education or youth support sectors?
- Could you benefit from for free training for your staff to support young people?
- Are you interested in involving young people in shaping the services you provide?
- Are you concerned with a young person’s ability to cope?
- Are you interested in referring a young person onto the project?
- Could you offer work experience or a volunteering opportunity?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we think you can help! Why not contact your nearest group – our regional staff will answer your questions and discuss ways in which you can get involved.