17th Feb 2014
BulliesOut are thrilled to have achieved the Approved Provider Standard (APS) from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation for their Peer2Peer Mentor Training Programme.
Working with up to 25 young people at a time, the Award winning programme promotes ‘Strength through Sharing’ and this two day training includes sessions on active listening skills, communication skills and confidentiality, understanding bullying and managing conflict. Using fun, interactive sessions, pupils are engaged in group activities that help to develop confidence and essential mentoring skills.
APS is the national quality standard specifically designed for mentoring and befriending projects. It consists of 12 elements which focus on the key management and operational areas that underpin the effectiveness of the project. To achieve the standard, projects are assessed and have to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of each element and provide evidence.
BulliesOut CEO, Linda James says “this is a fantastic achievement for BulliesOut. Our Peer2Peer programme has huge benefits for any school/youth setting and helps create a positive ethos throughout the whole school community. The participants gain valuable, transferable skills for life and also have the opportunity to achieve an accreditation. Each year we hold our Pride Awards and give the achievers the recognition and celebration they deserve”.