Programmes


Bright Futures Personal Safety App

We have developed a Mobile App which provides information and advice about a range of issues affecting young people including substance misuse and legal highs, consent, child trafficking and modern-day slavery, confidence and self-esteem, mental health and self-harm, grooming, online and e-safety, exploitation and domestic abuse. The App includes a parent’s information page and links […]

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Detached Youth Work

Bright Futures deliver detached/outreach work 3 nights per week across South Tyneside. Detached sessions take place in areas that have been identified as ‘hot spots’ either due to intelligence received from partner agencies including Northumbria Police, or from members of the community. Detached youth work operates without the use of a building or activity and […]

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Volunteer Project – Future Hope

Bright Futures were commissioned to work alongside Northumbria Police on the back of the SHADE Project. The project aims to engage with women whose primary experience of vulnerability has been through their direct involvement in sex work. The women are provided with the opportunity to get involved in volunteering, complete online training, promote safety messages […]

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Education and Prevention Work

Bright Futures are an accredited centre with One Awards delivering a range of qualifications. We work in secondary schools, colleges and with community groups across Tyne and Wear delivering accredited courses including the following short courses, Life and Social Development, Managing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships and Young Women’s Safety Programme. Life and Social Development aims to […]

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Community Ambassadors Programme

The Community Ambassadors project aims to recruit young people living in and around Clarion Housing Group properties and support them to make a positive difference in their communities. Bright Futures have successfully worked with a group of young women for approximately 6 years. The original group of Community Ambassadors are now attending College and in […]

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Project Sanctuary

In October 2015 Bright Futures were commissioned by Northumbria Police to work as part of Project Sanctuary delivering education and prevention work to young women across Tyne and Wear. Operation Sanctuary is a multi-agency response led by Northumbria Police to address the growing number of child sexual exploitation (CSE) cases in the region. It aims […]

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Young Males Work

Although Bright Futures Young Women’s project is predominantly a female focused youth provision, it also has an active male provision operating two evenings a week offering a range of positive activities. Male only sessions are delivered on a Wednesday and Thursday evening between the times of 5pm – 8.30pm and are split between fun sports […]

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Mini Ambassadors Programme

  We run a mini ambassador programme every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 3:45 – 4:45pm at the Sutton Hall in South Shields. Tuesday for ages 4-7 and Thursday for ages 8-11. The overall aim of the mini ambassadors is to provide a safe gender specific environment for children to learn new skills whilst take […]

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Excelsior Academy

  Bright Futures are currently running an after school young women’s group at Excelsior Academy in Newcastle. The aim of this group is to empower young women, allow them to develop new skills, and meet new people. Through informal education, we deliver sessions around issues the young women are currently facing, from drug and alcohol […]

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Ladies Group

Having noticed their was new people moving to the area near by the office, members of staff suggested creating a ladies group, with the hope to break down barriers, celebrate diversity whilst sharing different culture skills and experiences. a leaflet was created and staff manged to get a good response, arranging to meet all those […]

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Young Mums Groups

Bright Futures run two young mums groups in Tyne and Wear, one at Jarrow Children’s Centre on Friday mornings 10am to 11.30am and another at All Saints Children’s Centre in South Shields on Tuesdays at 1 to 2.45pm.  All young mums and mums to be under the age of 25 years are welcome to come […]

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Employability Programme

Bright Futures work with young women aged 16 to 25 who are unemployed offering them the chance to gain new skills, qualifications and career prospects whilst tackling some of the root cause of their disadvantage including offending, substance misuse, homelessness and domestic abuse. We focus on prevention and early education, overcoming problems to unemployment through […]

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Staff Profiles

Dominique Hendry – Project Manager Joined Bright Futures 2012 Dominique joined Bright Futures when the Project first began in 2012. She has taken lead on several projects including supporting young women who are unemployed and helping them access further education, training and/or employment. She delivers accredited courses in both educational settings such as local schools and […]

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