Policy

Mentor welcomes new crime prevention strategy

Mentor welcomes the Home Office's new Crime Prevention Strategy, which encourages an evidence-based approach to alcohol and drug education and quality PSHE education as preventive measures against criminal activity.

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CEO Blog

CEO Blog: The amazing positive potential of kinship care

Michael O'Toole responds to a recent File on 4 programme on Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) and reflects on Mentor's ongoing work with kinship carers in Scotland and England.

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Education

The growing role of Mentor-ADEPIS in education and prevention

Mentor celebrates the expansion of Mentor-ADEPIS' reach over the past three years while recognising the work still to be done, particularly in terms of influencing school practice across the UK. As Mentor continues to develop its research base and services, Mentor-ADEPIS will serve an increasingly important role as a leading source of evidence-based guidance and resources for alcohol and drug prevention and education.

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Programmes

Reflections on the Unplugged UK training

With the delivery of the Unplugged UK pilot now well underway, we are keen to share the experiences of our team and participants in the recent training sessions.

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Programmes

Mentor to help develop gambling education pilot

Mentor will be working in partnership with Demos and the PSHE Association to develop a gambling education pilot to be delivered in UK schools.

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Mentor News

Mentor welcomes two new trustees

Mentor is delighted to welcome two new trustees to the board: Kelly Allen, of the Cabinet Office, and Clive Standish, former financial chief of UBS. Read more about them here.

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Mentor News

Run for Team Mentor in 2016

Support Mentor by registering for one of our challenge events for 2016: the British 10k and the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon.

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Policy

Positive signs of growing political consensus on life-skills approach to prevention

As we wait on the Commons Committee report on Psychoactive Substances Bill, Mentor is hopeful not only about the role that prevention and education will play in the government’s response to NPS, but also about the increasing importance of prevention within the Government’s wider drug strategy.

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CEO Blog

CEO Blog: Five for the Future and Five More for the Future

I recently attended the ACEVO launch of Remaking the State, a landmark report I co-produced in my role as a Commission member. Here, I share my thoughts on prevention spending, and how charities like Mentor can play a much greater and more effective role as part of our public services.

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Kinship care

The Hearts of kinship care

Mentor is the lead partner in a new kinship care programme run by Big Hearts Community Trust that seeks to use "the power of the club's crest" to support kinship care families in Edinburgh and beyond. The scheme will run a weekly after-school club for children offering football coaching, music tuition and other activities, and a support group for carers providing information, advice and peer support.

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