We are currently offering digital support to children and young people.
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm
TELEPHONE: 0131 554 0510
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If you feel like you might need a little bit of extra support around an issue your facing or maybe just someone to talk to, you can refer yourself for some 1:1 support.
The Citadel believes individual support for young people is enhanced when:
- There are opportunities for the young person to experience positive relationships with adults and other young people outside of their 1:1 support, allowing them to see the support as an additional entitlement rather than an embarrassment.
- The young person feels that 1:1 support is a positive choice they make for themselves.
- There is a commitment to work at the young person's pace, which may require more than a short-term arrangement.
- Information sharing between professionals always puts the young person's best interests first, and involves the young person as much as possible.
We offer individual support for the young people using our open access youth clubs when we see they may benefit from this.
We believe readiness and flexibility are key to a young person-centred approach
Potential not problems
At the core of all of our work with individual young people is belief in their potential. One of our goals in every relationship is to ensure that young people start to believe in their own potential too.
All young people have the potential to identify their own solutions to the challenges they face. These solutions may be within themselves or they may be solutions that other services or other people can provide.
Our work helps young people consider options, choices and ideas.
We help young people set personal goals and support their journey towards solutions.
When a young person needs help to involve other people in finding solutions, we will advocate with them, or if necessary for them, to get the help they need.
Serious about support
The Citadel's vision is to enrich the lives of young people and our community. If a young person is unhappy, feels uncertain about their future or feels unsupported, the Citadel shares responsibility, with our community, for making a positive difference.
We cannot make a difference by accident. The Citadel's staff team uses a range of skills and approaches, together with sound experience, to devise individual support measures and club opportunities for young people. We plan carefully to achieve better outcomes for the young person and we monitor that we are achieving them.
Suitable for ages 6 - 21 years.