We support children, teenagers and young adults in healing after trauma and with finding the power and positivity in their stories. Our goals: individual change, and change to services and systems.
Our staff have experience of these support services, so can be better partners for young people as they develop the skills and experience to be future leaders. Together, we create ways for them to be heard and influence action as we support those delivering, designing or commissioning services for young people.
The young people we partner with have experienced injustice and inequality, childhood adversity, abuse and trauma. Some of them describe themselves as being ‘abandoned by society’.
We believe that systems and services designed to support children and young people are flawed, despite having inspirational staff within them.
These systems need to change, allowing for more listening, individual understanding and actions in response, so that children, teenagers and young adults get empathic support from social care, justice, education and health services. At the moment public money is being lost on services struggling to meet their needs.
Our vision is that empathy-led services and systems support ALL children, teenagers and young adults to achieve their dreams and lead their best lives.
Our mission is to be a caring support network for young people, helping to change their lives through trusted, healthy relationships so they can change and inspire the lives of others and increase empathy in the services designed to help them.
Peer Power Youth CIO is a charity registered in England and Wales, no 1167758