CHISEL has two main programmes split into 4 tiers.

We recognise that the children we work with have different developmental needs and as such have developed a four-tier age relevant series of programmes.

TIER 1 & Tier 2
Aimed at ages 8 to 15

Ideally in age groups of 8 to 11 years and 12 to 15 years, to account for the variations in child and adolescent development.

CYDP is a youth led provision, designed in collaboration with children and young people, for children and young people. The programme will also be delivered by Youth Volunteers aged 16 to 24 years who have successfully completed BTEC level 2 Peer Awards. All peer workers will be CRB checked , thoroughly trained and supervised by experienced qualified professionals.

CYDP is designed to:
  • Equip children aged 8 to 15 years with the skills, information, advice and support they need to resist negative peer pressure, anti social behaviour and crime.

  • Create opportunities in which, children can directly contribute to benefit others in their community.

  • Provide a safe environment in which children can participate in structured positive activities creating opportunities to highlight their unique talents, skills and attributes.

The CYDP consists of workshops, presentations, groupwork and other structured activities incorporating the CHISEL topics and includes the following:
  • Homework club
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Cookery
  • Healthy Eating
  • Fitness
  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Choices and consequence of street crime
  • Identity awareness
  • Citizenship
  • Participanting in disciplined sporting activities including football, swimming and athletics

TIER 3 & Tier 4
Aimed at ages 16 to 24

Ideally in age groups of 16 to 18 years and 19 to 24 year olds, to account for the variations in adolescent development.

CYTP is a forum in which young people will be given the opportunity to be trained to deliver the CYDP to their younger peers, to create opportunities in which they can make a tangible valid contribution to their community and gain new skills, knowledge and self confidence, which will empower them to go on to further education, training, volunteering or paid employment. 

By training young people aged 16 to 24 years, who may or may not have gone through the gang and street life experience, the programme aims to create opportunities in which the teenage generation may be able to gain a sense of worth in their community and or an alternative to their previous lifestyle by having a valid contribution in relation to their younger peers. 

We train young people from the local area as buddy/peer mentors/volunteers providing opportunities for young people to give something to the next generation thus creating a sense of self worth and belonging in their communities.

Training for Youth Volunteers includes: 
  • EDEXCEL BTEC level 2 Peer Award
  • Child Protection  
  • Workshop Delivery  
  • Equal Opportunities  
  • First Aid  
  • Sports Coaching  
  • Healthy Eating  
  • Food and Hygiene