Shaping Futures - Birmingham

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We support vulnerable children who are disengaged, excluded, or at risk of exclusion from education, training or employment. We work with Birmingham Youth Offending Service to help children build aspirations, self-esteem, and resilience. We support them to re-engage and achieve positive goals.  

We support children that may have been affected by social and cultural isolation, engagement in gang affiliated activities, or criminal exploitation. They may have experienced trauma and emotional difficulties and experienced a range of disadvantages that are impacting their life chances. 

Support available

We support young people into education, employment or training. Our one-to-one support comes from an Intervention Worker. They'll provide a nurturing relationship to support the young person. We will provide support in person or by video call. 

Working with the young person, we'll discuss their aims and aspirations. Then, we can provide support with things like writing a CV and interview preparation. There is no time limit to the support, but it is usually for around 9-12 months.


We work with children aged 16 - 18 in Birmingham, where:

  • They are not engaged in education training or employment.
  • There are concerns regarding attendance and/or behaviour at their current provision.
  • There are concerns regarding risk of exclusion, placement closure or dismissal.

We will work with any child coming to the attention of Birmingham Youth Offending Service, including children who are victims of youth crime.