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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.



We provide support for children and young people through a range of different services.

Inter School Social Education Project (ISSEP), North Edinburgh

ISSEP is a unique mentoring project which provides academic and emotional support to local primary-aged children. Children benefit from weekly 1 to 1 support delivered by a volunteer mentor in their final year of secondary school.

For children we:

- Provide a consistent 1:1 mentor, one afternoon per week for the entire school year
- Support homework and a positive approach to learning
- Respond to individuals’ different needs and abilities
- Provide a range of fun activities including digital photography, arts and crafts, cooking and board games; indoor as well as outdoor physical activities such as football
- Accept referrals from local primary schools

For mentors we:

- Provide a first-class opportunity for volunteering, which is undertaken by some as part of accredited schemes such as Duke of Edinburgh
- Increase your confidence and skills in working with young children
- Develop your knowledge of children’s development
- Provide the chance to get to know some great children!

For further information, please get in touch.
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Contact Details
Contact Person: Alex Collop
Contact Telephone: 0131 332 9269
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 26 September 2018