Transitions UK – Supporting disadvantaged youth at risk aged 14 to 25 yrs

Case Studies and Testimonials

 

Aspire project

Aspire is a fairly newly launched project, working with young people at risk of offending and re-offending. Here are just some of the case studies of the young people we are supporting

 

Jason, 15

Jason was brought to our attention by Stevenage education support centre he has had behaviour issues in the past and was excluded from school then enrolled in to north Hertfordshire pupil referral unit.

Jason witnessed domestic violence against his mother throughout his upbringing and has struggled since, he sees himself as the family protector for his mother, two brothers and sister. His problems come from loss of self-control, if he sees something he feels is morally wrong or a direct threat to himself or his family, Jason will use physical violence as protection and a coping mechanism.

Jason also has ASD making him vulnerable to the wrong crowd. After an initial assessment Jason’s dream is to pass his GCSE’s to enable him to either join the army or begin an apprenticeship as a mechanic.

We have placed Jason on a person centred plan to enable him to reach his dream and keep him on the right track to passing his GCSE’s. Jason still has a long way to go but he is now successfully turning his life around at this critical stage of growth, he’s working hard and although we’ve had and are expecting more setbacks he is dedicated to achieve the goals we and he have set.