COVID-19 UPDATE

Switch Up’s services for vulnerable young people will continue during the tier 3 restrictions starting in December 2020. Mentoring, counselling and education, and employability support, will all be carried out in person with social distancing, or online. Our work in schools will continue as before. Please contact us if Switch Up can help you.

What we do

Switch Up exists to empower Nottingham’s young people, children and young adults to break the cycle of offending and reoffending.

Switch Up uses tried and tested mentoring techniques along with physical training to engage Nottingham’s young people in positive activity and to steer them away from the circle of crime and gang-criminality.

We deliver mentoring, counselling, accredited non-formal education, personal development workshops, and through-the-gate resettlement mentoring for young people serving custodial sentences.

Through our programmes we help young people to reflect on their lives and to express positive targets for the future.

switch up outcomes

crime prevention

We work with young people at risk of crime & violence, & with young offenders. We steer them away from crime & anti social behaviour, and into more positive activities.

education

In schools we improve behaviour, attendance & exam results by running boxing classes, mentoring & personal development workshops. Also alternative education for school exclusions.

employment

We get marginalised young people into sustainable employment and training. We work closely with 32 local businesses, many in construction, who offer work placements.

mental health

Through mentoring, counselling & physical training, we improve mental health. Young people develop self confidence, self esteem, resilience, anger management, & more positive relationships.

physical health

We improve young people's fitness through 1-2-1 & group sessions at Nottingham School of Boxing. We then see improvements in their health, confidence, endurance & coordination.

IMPACT

Outcomes twentyeighteen

12,000

hours of boxing delivered

3,000

hours of 1-2-1 mentoring

300

young people engaged

12

competitive new boxers

200
educated through workshops
30
excluded pupils stayed in school
100

boxing sessions in schools

25

people supported in mental health

40

offenders prevented from re-offending

25

care leavers supported to independence

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