ROC Mentors is an early intervention, targeted mentoring scheme that aims to help families when they need it most.

The family is the basic building block of society. The family unit is where people should feel safe and secure, and have a real sense of belonging. When the ‘family’ is healthy, society is healthy; conversely when families break down, the impact both on the individuals concerned and on the wider community can be huge.

Who we are

How it works

Our aim

  • Nationally accredited scheme
  • Delivered in partnership with statutory agencies & local community
  • Engaging young people & families referred by Troubled Families team, schools, police etc
  • Targeted ‘early help’ & ‘step down’ support
  • Supporting families with children of any age
  • Relevant agencies identify appropriate families/young people and make referral
  • Risk assessment is carried out by agencies
  • Matching process takes place
  • Introductory meeting of mentor & family/young person
  • Mentoring begins
  • To support families/young people in need of help
  • To empower those families/young people to make positive life choices
  • To improve resilience & self esteem
  • To successfully complete the programme

Our structure

R.E.A.L – The Coach Model

How we measure success

  • ROC recruits volunteer mentors and coordinator
  • Volunteers subject to enhanced DBS check
  • Mentors undergo two day initial training
  • Mentors receive close support from co-ordinator together with on-going training & peer group support throughout
  • Aim to meet weekly with family/young person (26 sessions)
  • Management group established – meets monthly
  • Progress through the scheme is monitored and documented
  • Relating – getting to know them – who they are
  • Exploring – what do they want to achieve – where do they want to go – their objectives
  • Action Planning – how do we get there?
  • Letting go – not casting adrift – empowering them for the future
  • Does the family/young person referred complete the programme?
  • Do they achieve their own objectives?
  • Impact upon resilience & self esteem
  • Qualitative feedback