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The Clervaux Trust is a registered charity that works with some of the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised young people in the North East, including those excluded from school and those needing long term care due to learning disabilities, mental health issues or complex social needs. The trust provides care and training using a practical lifeskills curriculum and providing experiences that make young people feel valued, useful and skilful. The project has achieved recognition for its commitment to innovation, quality and success in pioneering alternative and complementary education and social care.
Working in partnership with Darlington Children's Services, Clervaux Trust was chosen as one of 12 pilot projects by the Department of Children, Families and Schools (now Department of Education) to pioneer an alternative provision to young people aged between 14 and 16 who are in danger of being Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). The project is curently in its third and final year.
The strength of this project lies very much in the diverse groups of people we work with. Over the past eighteen months we have worked with:
• 14 – 16 years old excluded from school
• School pupils that need complementary provision
• Anxious school refusers (victims of bullying or suffering extreme anxiety)
• Home and hospital (children with medical conditions)
• EOTAS (educated other than at school)
• Young mothers and babies (parenting and confidence building courses)
• Pupils from a local special needs school
• Adults with learning disabilities and difficulties
• Plus visits from primary school children for craft and cookery sessions
Clervaux Trust is led by the team behind Ruskin Mill Educational Trust which has over twenty five years experience in working with young people with learning and behavioural difficulties. There is direct and accredited evidence of the value of this holistic and therapeutic approach. Its success is based on a programme which re-engages through the development of personal skills combined with skilful mentoring.
The Clervaux Trust was nominated by Murray Rose, Director of People for Darlington Borough Council, for the Best of Darlington Awards 2012 - Contribution to Community.
Registered Charity number: 1079074/1