Didcot TRAIN Youth Project

Mentoring

TRAIN delivers mentoring schemes that are tailored to support young people within the Didcot area aged 11 – 18 who are in need of weekly support, for a set period of time. Our programme empowers young people to make better life choices, promotes better self-esteem and encourages them to reach their full potential. The young people are referred to TRAIN by a number of different agencies, including local schools, social servicies and/or other local partners. 

We have been awarded funding from the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) to offer a mentoring programme for young people aged 11-16, for a weekly hour-long session for 6 weeks; this programme is intended to be an early intervention strategy in which our key objectives set by CSP are to support vulnerable young people who are at risk or involved in crime and/or Anti-Social Behaviour.

TRAIN works on a 1:1 basis with a young person to address any issues or concerns throughout the 6 week programme. These sessions are individually tailored based on the young persons specific needs which will be ascertained through conversations with the school, parent/guardian and the young person. For example, the programme could build a young person’s confidence and self-esteem to empower them to protect themselves from sexual exploitation. 

*We also offer additional mentoring for other needs which do not sit under the CSP funding criteria. These can range from emotional or behavioural difficulties, persistant non-school attendance, family problems and temporary exclusions; however as these needs are not covered by CSP funding TRAIN charge £25 per session. For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively please fill and return the referral form and we will get back to you.