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Project details

Reduction type

Primary prevention, Secondary prevention


Area

Rotherham


Funding amount

£14,646


Purpose

The project See the Light aimed to engage with vulnerable young people at risk of offending due to their personal circumstances and young people who the school have identified as vulnerable and disengaged.

Quick summary

Positive engagement with 110 young people at risk of being drawn into crime and not engaged in school has been possible with help of the VR fund.


See the Light, delivered by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and Rotherham Muslim Community Forum aimed to engage with vulnerable young people at risk of offending due to their personal circumstances and young people who the school have identified as vulnerable and disengaged.

As a result of the project 110 young people at risk of being drawn into crime and not engaged in school became more aware of their actions such as carrying knives or starting fires for fun.

The project gave young people the knowledge and tools to make the right choices and not be led by peer pressure. Young people identified their own vulnerabilities and contributed towards stopping violence before it starts by intervening and diverting young people away from crime.

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