Early intervention

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Sometimes all it takes is for someone to step in at the right time, to stop someone’s troubles deepening. In Aberlour, this kind of work is known as early intervention – getting involved with a young person or parent, to give help, before difficulties become too large to overcome.

For a young person struggling with their behaviour at school, that type of early help can stop them facing exclusion from class.

For parents who are struggling in the family home, help offered at the right time, can stop children from being considered to be at risk, or even taken out of their parents’ care.

For some very marginalised children and young people – refugees and victims to trafficking – stepping in to help them, can stop them from being exploited.

For a pregnant woman, struggling with her own mental health, help offered as early as possible can mean the best start in life for her baby.

We believe in early intervention and offering the right kind of support, to make sure that every child gets the chance to flourish.

I was getting into trouble and my Nana and Grandad couldn’t deal with me. They were going to put me in a home because I was so badly behaved. There was nothing they could do to stop me. I was suspended every week from school for fighting or hitting teachers and then I was involved in gang fighting on the streets of Glasgow. That is where I met Johnny from Aberlour, he really turned my life around.

Chelsea's Story


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