Oxfordshire Youth is launching its Young Women and Girls Project, taking a youth work and trauma-informed approach to support. We are inviting referrals for 11-25-year-olds who are victims of, or at risk of, gang related harms including violence, sexual violence and exploitation. The project will operate in Banbury and Bicester.
From mental health interventions to crime prevention and safe, supported housing, Oxfordshire Youth is doing whatever it takes to ensure Oxfordshire’s young people survive and thrive. This initiative is funded by Cherwell District Council. Our partner agencies on the Young Women and Girls Project include: Thames Valley Police, youth justice, probation and social services, schools and colleges, pupil referral units, alternative education providers, violence reduction units and voluntary sector organisations including SAFE! Oxford and Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre.
Our highly skilled and well trained case worker will be supporting young women and girls between the ages of 11 and 25, for up to 12 months at a time. We have a project capacity of 20 service users per year.
The young women we work with can expect:
weekly one-to-one meetings | regular group work activities | the opportunity to explore relevant issues
space to reflect on their own identity | access to peer groups and networks and the positive influence these can have in our own lives and the local community | support to overcome barriers to accessing services | financial help with transport if required improved confidence and self-esteem | access to regular positive activities with clear progression opportunities.
Refer via the statutory referrals route, Inform. Referral forms will be sent and received securely. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 767899 to kickstart the process, express an interest or find out more.