A team of seven Stepping Stones Project Workers support young people based on their personal needs, helping them to achieve their full potential and to develop skills through non-formal education activities within a universal youth work setting.
Project Workers support young people by offering:
Stepping Stones is not time-limited, allowing each young person to engage in conversation and activities which interest them, for as long as they need. Stepping Stones Project Workers can provide additional focused support time with individual young people in addition to their participation in universal youth work activities. This additional focus includes setting and reviewing personal goals with the young person.
Who takes part?
Young people take part in this project if they need support on topics such as emotional heath, wellbeing, confidence, transition, anxiety, risk-taking, life-skills, and relationships.
Young people who are part of Stepping Stones:
Feedback from Stepping Stones young people:
How Can a Young Person Get Involved?
Stepping Stones works alongside schools, social work, and other youth and community-based organisations to ensure support is focused on those who need it most. Young people can get involved by contacting the Stepping Stones Project Worker in their area or can be introduced to Stepping Stones by a trusted adult (teacher, nurse, parent etc.).
If a young person is under 16, a parent or legal guardian will be asked to complete a registration form which they will receive from their Project Worker.
|Youth Organisation||Locality (Catchment of the following schools)||Project Worker||Email Address||Telephone|
|Beyond Earlston||Earlston||Nicole Hume||[email protected]||07856 094 107|
|Cheviot Youth||Kelso and Jedburgh||Lee Armitage||[email protected]||07394 562 715|
|Connect Berwickshire Youth Project||Berwickshire HS and Eyemouth||Gee Hogg||[email protected]||07827 323 433|
|Escape Youth Services||Hawick||Lesley Hogg||[email protected]||07376 601 188|
|Rowlands (Selkirk)||Selkirk||Kieran Mee||[email protected]||01750 21222|
|TD1 Youth Hub||Galashiels||Douglas Ormston||[email protected]||01896 752 442|
|Tweeddale Youth Action||Peebles||Aaron Thomson||[email protected]||07517 518 101|
Stepping Stones for Young People Leaflet
Stepping Stones is developed and run by the award-winning Scottish Borders Youth Work Partnership. The project has been funded by National Lottery Community Fund since 2018. The Youth Work Partnership is made up of seven lead locality based universal youth groups, together with YouthBorders.
Contact us for further information about Stepping Stones or the Scottish Borders Youth Work Partnership. Alternatively, you can download our Year 1 and Year 2 Stepping Stones Impact Reports.