SMN NEWS: SMN's role in #KeepingThePromise - Mapping Mentoring for Care Experienced Children & Young People in Scotland.

1 July 2021

SMN NEWS: SMN's role in #KeepingThePromise - Mapping Mentoring for Care Experienced Children & Young People in Scotland.

We know that mentoring works to progress the five foundations of the Promise Independent Care review.  After its publication in February 2020, we could see the opportunity for SMN to be involved with Keeping the Promise. 

We have been working with two of our members that operate mentoring services for Care Experienced Young people across Scotland - Intandem & YMCA Scotland. We are delighted to have been awarded funding to undertake a mapping exercise that will allow SMN to would work with our members to understand the current mentoring provision in Scotland for those with care experience. 

We hope that by mapping an accurate picture of where and how mentoring services are currently available to Care Experienced Children & Young People we will be able to identify if there any current gaps in provision and look at how we can work with the current service providers to ensure that all care experienced children and young people have equal access to a mentoring opportunity. 

We can't undertake this work without your help, so we have created a short survey it should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

If your mentoring project currently offers a mentoring service to Care Experienced Children & Young People between the ages of 7 - 26 we would love to include you in the mapping.

Your mentoring service does not need to be specifically targeted at Care Experienced Children & Young People to be included, we are keen to hear from all mentoring services working with 7-26 year olds (some of whom may have care experience).  

When the mapping exercise is complete we will publish a map that will advertise your service and make it easier for stakeholders to identify which services are currently available and how to access them.

If you would prefer to arrange a meeting to talk about your mentoring service and its inclusion in the mapping, please email Sarah Barr and she would be happy to arrange this. 

Click Here to access the survey. 

Thank you in advance for taking part in this important research.  

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