Children in Care-Equality & Empowerment
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
The Mighty Creatives exists to fight for the creative voices of children and young people in need – those who too often go unheard. We do this by providing one-to-one Creative Mentoring for children and young people aged 5-25 who are in need, are care-experienced, or in vulnerable circumstances. Put simply, it’s a tried-and-tested model of creative intervention based on a person-centred approach that places young people right at the heart.
Our dedicated team works closely with various youth services and teams, including Local Authorities, Virtual Schools, Schools, and Alternative Provision settings. We have heaps of experience (more than 13 years!) in the creative sector working with children and young people. Our trusted partnerships, and rigorous recruitment and training process for Creative Mentors, means we are best placed to match Creative Mentors with young people referred to our Creative Mentoring service.
Our trained mentors use their experience as creative practitioners and of youth work to empower mentees to discover their sense of self, purpose, belonging, and a world of possibilities – both now and in the future. By building trusted relationships through inspiring creative practice and activities, young people are supported in their personal, social, and emotional development, and education attainment, to transform their lives.