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Aberlour Child Care Trust

2023 - 2026 Grant Offer


2023 - 2026 Young People Target


Project name: Alternative Routes #CashBack

Age range: 10 – 25 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 330

Alternative Routes #CashBack supports young people aged 10-25 and their families most at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending or reoffending. It is delivered in the Dumfries, Annan, and Stranraer communities most affected by crime.

We use a whole family, whole community, whole system approach – improving confidence and providing young people with opportunities to connect, flourish and achieve at home, at school, and in the community.

We provide:

  • Connection through proactive street work engagement, building trusting relationships with young people and offering diversionary activities through Aberlour’ s existing network of community Hubs (Dumfries/Annan/Stranraer).
  • Help young people into positive destinations.
  • Relationship based, strengths focused, skills building and community connecting support for young people and their families – with an understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences, trauma and attachment and a commitment to improving mental health & wellbeing.

We follow a whole system approach using our established relationships across D&G Health and Social Care partnership, including for example, Social Work, Leaving Care Services. Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, CYCJ, community Police, Health Visitors, CAMHS, Children Hearing System, Colleges, and Community Safety.

Alongside our existing work in Primary and Secondary Schools we offer drop-in and groupwork support.

Areas where project is delivered:

Dumfries & Galloway

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

Please find a link here to Aberlour’s Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) in respect of this CashBack for Communities project