SAFE@LAST provides One to One Support to children at risk through running away from home and care in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.
This project provides support on a range of issues including conflict, bereavement, family relationships breakdown, anti-social behaviour, criminal activity, mental health, emotional well-being and much more.
Project Workers usually meet with young people weekly. Visits take place Monday–Friday usually in the afternoon and early evening. If a young person is on a reduced timetable we sometimes meet with them during the day. We work with young people for as long as needed which could be a few weeks or many months.
The Project Workers meet the young person in a suitable place. Sometimes this may be a school but usually it is in a place identified by the young person where they feel comfortable to talk about the issues they are facing e.g. a park.
This support offers young people the chance to talk to an independent person about the reasons that led to them running away and provides help and support they need in order to not run away again.
SAFE@LAST uses a holistic, child centred approach, adapting the support to cater for the uniqueness of each and every young person. Some young people require emotional support and listening while others may need more practical support such as support to access health services.
To make a referral for a young person who needs support please download, complete and return this form.