We are delighted to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge will be meeting Chance UK’s children and mentors at an event hosted by Chance UK on 27th October 2015. We are excited that The Duchess of Cambridge has a particular interest in early intervention and we look forward to her visit.
Please see the official press release below:
The Duchess of Cambridge to meet children and mentors
from Chance UK’s early intervention programme
Islington Town Hall, London
Tuesday 27 October
The Duchess of Cambridge will gain an introduction to Chance UK’s early intervention child mentoring programme at an event hosted by the charity at Islington Town Hall on Tuesday 27 October.
Chance UK is a charity which operates an early intervention programme to change the challenging behaviour of primary school-aged children through intensive individual mentoring and family support. It seeks to improve children’s’ lives by introducing greater stability and support, and engendering a sense of self-worth.
The programme works with children aged five to 11 who are at risk of developing anti-social or criminal behaviour, providing weekly one to one mentoring with a trained adult volunteer. These sessions work towards achieving defined goals that are specific to each child’s needs, directly addressing the difficulties each child is experiencing. Over 200 children across six London boroughs benefit from Chance UK’s programme each year.
During this engagement, The Duchess will gain an overview of the charity’s work by meeting a selection of children enrolled on the Chance UK scheme, along with their parents and mentors. Her Royal Highness will then attend a reception celebrating the work of the charity and meet some of Chance UK’s staff and supporters.
This engagement reflects The Duchess of Cambridge’s particular interest in early intervention programmes, which provide specialist support to children and families at the earliest opportunity, to prevent the development of more serious problems in the future.
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