Barnardo's are a charity who offer support to young people through the direct intervention.
Work includes a variety of evidence-based activities and resources including resilience approaches, solution focused approaches, motivational approaches and art and creative activities.
Birmingham Virtual School currently commission Barnardo's to:
- offer a 12 week programme of intervention for one to one support for one hour per week for young people in year 9 – 11. BVS particularly use them to support young people to develop resilience; with young people with mental health diagnoses; and with those at risk of NEET.
- Run a Duke of Edinburgh scheme for our young people. We currently have two groups running.
- To run Arts Awards groups for our young people.
To find out more about the work BVS do with Barnardo’s and enquire about how they can support a child or young person you work with please contact your BVS adviser or email BirminghamVirtualSchool@birmingham.gov.ukto be connected with the right person.
This support is accessed via a referral service and can be discussed and actioned via the PEP.
For further information, please refer to our Service leaflet - June 2018.