Our Approach

It starts with the children and young people we support – all our work is designed alongside them. Listening to them. What they want, what they need.

We follow three principles:

The Trusted Adult Model

LPW provides children and young people with trusted adults, supporting them through the difficult periods in their lives, giving them someone they can believe in, someone to listen to them and be there for them when they need help the most

Brief Solution Focused Therapy

Using the strengths and resources children and young people already have, they can concentrate on finding solutions, not just than fixing problems

Collaboration

We work with children and young people to discuss and agree sessions and activities they want to join, whether one-to-one, group work or play

Guided by these principles, LPW supports children and young people facing a variety of issues. Support with family matters, problems with friends and other relationships, sexual relationships, access and sustain education, support during transition from primary to secondary school and secondary to post-16, behavioural problems, race relations.

We engage them with stimulating, challenging and enjoyable activities and sessions. They could be sports, play and events, arts and crafts workshops, trips away and our Forest School sessions.
LPW provides sessions that enable young people to avoid gangs and gang culture, and form positive community relationships.

We work intensively with individuals to remove barriers to education and help them thrive.

LPW Independent School

We support young people at our LPW Independent School. This is a network of small urban village schools based in city communities, which encourage learners to focus on their personal and social development, re-engage with their education, gain qualifications and move forward into further education, training or employment.

LPW Independent School is a full-time alternative education provider and this means we usually receive referrals from mainstream schools, which ask us to work with learners they believe would benefit.

“I think the people who have been working with my daughter are doing a great job. She seems a lot happier in herself, more confident and outgoing. Now she also seems to want to do more activities with her peers which she never wanted to do. I think LPW is a tremendous asset to the community. Keep up the good work, you all deserve medals.” (Parent, Horfield)

“I think the people who have been working with my daughter are doing a great job. She seems a lot happier in herself, more confident and outgoing. Now she also seems to want to do more activities with her peers which she never wanted to do. I think LPW is a tremendous asset to the community. Keep up the good work, you all deserve medals.” (Parent, Horfield) 

Here is how we support children and young people