what we offer

What we offer

We currently offer targeted interventions and volunteer mentoring.

If you would like to refer a child or young person, please email a completed referral form to info@childrenheardandseen.co.uk

CHS General Referral (word, 49 Kb)

CHS Referral for Mentoring Form (word, 51Kb)


We have put together a few questions for parents with a view to helping us better understand how services such as Children Heard and Seen can help them, their children and their family. We would like to invite parents to complete this questionaire either annonymously or with our support.

Parents Questionnaire – General(word, 61Kb)

Targeted Interventions and Youth Groups

To provide targeted support for children and young people. This can be delivered via group work or on an individual basis. We run weekly youth groups in Barton and Reading for children aged 8-15.

Volunteer mentors

To provide 6-12 months weekly volunteer mentoring provision to primary age children who have a parent in prison. Year 7 children have been prioritised due to 10 years of age being the age of criminal responsibility. Mentors to act as a positive role model and provide regular opportunities for children to be supported through any challenges they might face.

Parenting programmes

Evidence Based Parenting Programme (TAKE 3) and informal support groups. To support the parents of the children who attend the activity days and/or being mentored to facilitate positive change for their children with a view to reducing intergenerational cycles of behaviour.



Local Support Help Line

this confidential telephone line will enable families to enquire about our services and what we can offer and refer themselves or identify their children as needing support and enable family members, children and prisoners to seek advice and support in terms of signposting to specialist services if appropriate.

All of the services identified cannot be delivered in isolation, in fact ‘Children Heard and Seen’, recognises the importance of joint working.

Joint Working Protocols have been developed with the following;

  • Schools (primary and secondary)
  • Children’s Centres
  • Health (e.g. Health visitors and midwives)
  • Prisons especially Prison liaison
  • Probation Services and Community Rehabilitation agencies
  • Any other relevant agency