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Sheffield Futures Pledge

I / We pledge to support young people to be skilled and equipped to learn and earn by...

• Modernising and developing our CEIAG (Careers Education, Information Advice & Guidance) offer for school-age young people • Developing and growing our National Careers Service delivery • Supporting NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people through one to one support, group work activity, and the roll out of our Sheffield Futures employability model - via a range of settings, and targeted at a number of vulnerable groups • Expanding our support to schools through specialist mentoring support, and explore opportunities for delivery of both pre 16 and post 16 education and training programmes • Implementation of our Employer Engagement Strategy, working with employer partners to deliver a specific employer support programme

I / We pledge to support young people to be active members of their communities by...

• Exploring and developing a sustainable youth work delivery model, based in local communities for those who need it most – as a key strand of our delivery offer for disadvantaged young people • Strengthening and expanding our approach to youth involvement and participation • Continuing to deliver a range of high quality enrichment activities – including The Duke of Edinburgh Award. • Developing and delivering our Youth Social Action Strategy – enabling more young people to take part in quality volunteering opportunities in the local communities • Developing and implementing our community cohesion strategy – promoting positive social integration

I / We pledge to support young people to be happy and confident in their future by...

• Embedding our early intervention and targeted response to child criminal exploitation, youth violence and anti-social behaviour as part of a wider service offer • Further developing our multi-agency child sexual exploitation service to include an offer for young adults, and align with our wider one stop shop work at Star House • Developing and delivering an independent living and enrichment programme for young adults with learning disabilities • Building on our young people’s domestic abuse pilot programme to deliver an early intervention programme for young people affected by domestic abuse • Rolling out our targeted services traded services training programme

I / We pledge to support young people’s health and wellbeing by...

• Partnerships with local statutory services, we will build on Phase 1 of our Star House Youth Portal approach – implementing an integrated contextual safeguarding model for at risk young people • Consolidating our Door43 Offer at Star House. Door 43 is a one stop shop mental health and emotional well-being service, which is part of the national YIACS (Youth Information, Advice & Counselling Services) network, and since its launch in 2017, demand has exceeded all expectations • Expansion of our Door43 offer across our community sites – enabling more young people to access this service • The launch and development our Star House Health Zone – enabling a wide range of health professionals to deliver a comprehensive and holistic health offer under one roof – incorporating our social prescribing work • Further development of our confidence and resilience work with young people, and intensify the development and roll out of our healthy relationships interventions

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