Restorative Practice

A holistic focus to work collaboratively across multi-agencies to support young offenders during their time in custody using sports participation, education, and mentor support and to continue that support during their return to the community.

Restorative Practice

We are an inclusive sport for all education focused organisation using the Powers of Sport to Inspire, Motivate and Educate everyone to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live.

Restorative Practice

We are an inclusive sport for all education focused organisation using the Powers of Sport to Inspire, Motivate and Educate everyone to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live.

Restorative Practice

A holistic focus to work collaboratively across multi-agencies to support young offenders during their time in custody using sports participation, education, and mentor support and to continue that support during their return to the community.

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Restorative Practice Programme

Our Restorative Practice Programme ‘Inspire 4 Sport’ uses the Powers of Sport to Motivate Inspire Educate young people within custody. Currently working in partnership with HMYOI Cookham Wood delivering across 4 projects to support their young people and staff with both physical and emotional health, delivering formal education and mentoring to aid in the building positive relationships. The programme consists of the following key areas of focus:

Reconnect

Future Pathways

Next Gen

Resettlement

We are both honoured and proud of the work we do with these young people and the effective partnership working to create a fully functional person focused support programme

Not only do we work to directly change the lives of the young people in custody but Sports Connect work indirectly through the provision of high-quality professional training days to the staff of HMYOI Cookham Wood

Working Closely With

Youth Custody Service

Police Services VRU

HMYOI Cookham Wood

Novus Foundations for Change

Levelling the Playing Field

The Alliance of Sport

NHS Central & North West London

Inspire 4 Sport Programmes

The reconnect project works with the most vulnerable young people who are referred to us during their time in custody. We offer individuals support through physical activity and positive interaction.

Conflict Resolution is a large part of this project.  We understand the power of sport and how physical activity can attract young people to positively participate and lead activities with others and continue to develop important life skills such as leadership, communication, respect, and positive team cohesion, means individuals resolve issues and become a whole community where once there were fractures.

Run in partnership with the UK charity StreetGames, we deliver Next Gen sports clubs to allow young people access to regular sporting opportunities which run parallel to how StreetGames structure their community sessions. This allows for a smooth transition when young people are released and can access local community-based sporting opportunities in replacement of criminal activity. 

The young people access many opportunities under the Future Pathways project as they work towards rehabilitation back into the community.

Including our ‘Change from Within’ programme where the young person received regular mentoring from our staff, and the opportunity to hear from inspirational guest speakers.

Implementing qualified teachers ensures all young people gain an educational qualification allowing them to develop and upskill themselves while valuing the importance of education and studying

Our staff have established a close working relationship with both the staff and young people within the resettlement at HMYOI Cookham Wood. This allows for two-way support in the creation of a positive culture and providing opportunities with their young people.

We provide purposeful resettlement opportunities with our community partners and across our organisation. Allowing young people who wish to make a different path for their future to apply to be released on a temporary licence (ROTL) and inline the young person’s individual release plan.

Allowing these young people, the opportunity to access working with positive role models on work experience or to gain additional qualifications and life skills reading them live independently.

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Testimonials & Reviews

The opportunities of the coaching pathway is unique and exciting. I am looking forward to working alongside Sports Connect to help those serious about coaching in our county, shape the future of coaching workforce.

Lee Suter

Overall my time at K Sports was very successful, the course can be as good or bad as you make it depending on your aspirations and work ethic. K Sports was the best decision for me as a stepping stone for a better life.

Archie Lally

I had two very good years at the K Sports U19 Academy improving my education and football. I was introduced to the 1st team and am still involved now. A big reason for this is the staff understanding about how and what were the best ways to work effectively.

Connor Cheek
Sports Connect’s education programme, in line with our bespoke requirements, is giving our JP6 coaches a platform to learn and coach. Great for both companies! I can’t wait to continue our work with Sports Connect!
Jason Pearce

Sports Connect have provided Gavin with a sense of purpose, they have shown complete commitment to Gavin showing him how it is to be part of a team enabling him to pursue his dreams of being part of a coaching football team.

Kim Holtum