Keeping Young People in School

We support young people that are about to be excluded from school, including children with autism who may lack the additional support they need. Referrals can be made by the parents, a teacher, social services or other charities.

We go into schools in the borough of Wandsworth and carry out group or one-on-one sessions, listening to why these young people are having behaviour problems and to find the underlining causes. We then work together with the children, school, parents and social services if they are involved, to provide alternative solutions before exclusion.

This can include determining what triggers a child’s particular behaviour and finding solutions to help them deal with these triggers. We discuss the importance of education, and also look at the school targets and the young person’s own targets, which helps them improve their situation. We also discuss hobbies, football, basketball and what they do after school and how to deal with conflict.