Malachi work with schools, councils and agencies to identify and support families who are facing difficulties.
Birmingham Virtual School works with Malachi in two ways.
The Schools Project
The Schools Project is aimed helping to support CIC in targeted school settings.
Malachi are working in named schools for a 6 month period offering a programme of support which can include:intensive weekly one to one with CIC students; training for staff and carers; and nurture groups, dependent on the needs of the CIC cohort.
BVS staff have put forward the names of schools they feel would benefit from this intervention and the long term impact of this project has seen a number of schools buy into Malachi as part of their school offer in order to continue the support after the project has finished.
One to one support
Malachi can offer one to one support to young people either within their centre or as outreach.
One to one support can be in the form of mentoring for young people, as well as talking therapy/counselling. There are qualified play therapists who work at Malachi and so if referring a younger CIC, this may something to consider.
They will work with all young people from age 7 upwards.
Find out more about Malachi.
To find out more about the work BVS do with Malachi 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.