Working in Bradford since 2010, Prospects holds a number of contracts to work with young people in the district, offering information, advice and guidance.
With a staff of fully qualified Personal Advisers, Prospects supports young people into work and training and helps them to deal with any issues along the way.
Prospects has led on the achievement of two firsts for Bradford:
- In April 2013, Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in Bradford at 5.3% was both the lowest in the sub region and also well below the national average, both firsts for Bradford
- This followed on from success the previous year when in January, February, March and April 2012, Bradford had the best 16-18 rates in West Yorkshire for all three major indicators: the lowest adjusted NEET rate; the highest in learning rate; and the lowest not known rate.
The Connexions Service in Bradford
This contract is jointly commissioned between the Council and schools. We provide support for NEET and vulnerable young people and the universal information, advice and guidance service in 25 schools, three FE colleges and in special schools. Prospects is a member of the Children’s Trust Board, the Safeguarding Children Board, West Yorkshire Learning Providers, the E3 Board and the Confederation Executive, making a significant contribution to the development of services for young people in the district.
Youth Contract in Bradford
This contract has been jointly commissioned by the local authorities as part of Leeds City Region Deal from both Prospects and Barnardo’s. Prospects provides key worker support to unemployed 16 and 17 year olds from key NEET hotspots and vulnerable groups. Our Youth Contract achieved all 125 starts, 111 progressions and 49 sustained placements in the most recent contract year of 12/13.
Families First Key Workers
Prospects provides Families First Key Workers as part of a framework agreement under Bradford’s Troubled Families initiative, which is managed by Bradford Council. Workers support a caseload of families with complex needs on a range of issues including education, employment and training (EET), attendance, offending and finance.