We at Safe and Sound Outdoors have extensive experience of organising outdoor education programmes for looked after children.
We firmly believe that the positive experiences enjoyed whilst undertaking the activity can be transferred to other aspects of their placement, such as situations in the home, as well as the community and life in general. If a young person can trust an adult in an outdoor setting and enjoy their company during an activity, they are more likely to listen to them and respond to their guidance in times of anger, conflict or risk.
We will use outdoor education to facilitate opportunities for young people to learn more constructive positive behaviours and better ways of coping. By exposing young people to new exciting activities within their local environment we aim to physically and mentally stimulate them in order to stabilise situations and behaviours such as anger, conflict and risk. It does not make sense to be angry, negative and destructive if you are enjoying yourself.
We can organise programmes ranging from one day taster sessions to activities linked into the young persons’ education programmes. These can also be expanded to include qualifications such as AQA awards and also NGB qualifications like BCU star awards for paddlesports.