Promoting the Safety and Wellbeing

of Vulnerable Young People

Established in 2009, based in the south-east of England and working across the UK, we are a registered charity delivering youth intervention programmes ONLINE OR FACE TO FACE designed to empower the most at-risk children and young people to make SMART CHOICES. Imagine a world where youth violence is greatly reduced because vulnerable young people recognise that the choices they make and the decisions they take not only has a long lasting effect on their lives, but also impacts the lives of others.

 

Breaking the cycle of youth violence should concern every one of us. 

 

Our Smart Choices programmes aim to help children and young people to do just that.

It costs just £225 to help change a young person's life.

We deliver:

 

- Early interventions for at-risk children aged 5 to 11.

- Mid interventions for at-risk children aged 11 to 13.

- Advanced intervention in the older age bracket of 16 to 21 for those in alternative provisions.

 

We are acutely aware of the impact of Covid-19 and are offering remote emotional wellbeing sessions based on Mental Health First Aid and CBT techniques, for children of key workers, and vulnerable children in educational settings, alternative provisions, youth engagement organisations and YOS. We are designing a COVID survival kit / tool kit for emotional wellbeing based on MHFA, NLP, and CBT techniques, offered to parents, teachers, YOS, support workers and young people.

 

If you have any questions, or wish to find out more about how we can work together, please email us on talmud.bah@smartchoices.org.uk.

MESSAGE FROM THE TRUSTEES OF SMART CHOICES

 

Since its inception, Smart Choices has been providing much needed services to vulnerable children and young people.

 

Teachers, educators, carers, and the young people themselves, have told us what a positive impact our work has had.

 

During the Covid 19 pandemic we have been able to continue our work due to significant funding from several sources. 

 

However, that funding was completed at the end of June.

 

Throughout the year every effort was made to replace this substantial funding, but it became clear how much the Covid 19 crisis has had on our charitable donations, and we have not been successful in our efforts.

 

We know that our programmes are well received but we cannot provide them without the required level of funding.

 

It is therefore with deep regret that Trustees made the decision to wind up Smart Choices on 5th July 2021.

 

Trustees are immensely grateful to the staff team who have been so committed and loyal during this very difficult time.

 

We would also like to thank our supporters and donors who have contributed over the years.

 

For further contact

Lydia.davis@smartchoices.org.uk