The Greater Shankill Children & Young People Zone is a framework within which the lives of this generation of children & young people will be transformed. Its 20-year vision sees every child in Greater Shankill realising their potential and shaping their future.
The journey towards this vision will involve conversations with every child and young person to hear the story they want for their lives. Together, we will chart a pathway to get there and sustained support will be wrapped around them on their journey, for as long as it takes.
This support comes from families and individuals, and from the willing in organisations invested in children & young people.
The Zone the framework, the space, the crucible, within which this is developed and coordinated.
To achieve this vision, every person working under the banner of the Zone makes the following five promises to the children and young people:
…to do everything we can to support you to realise your potential
…to always put you at the heart of our work
…to be open, honest and realistic in our work with you
…to always work together with you and others
…to support you to choose your own path and set your own goals
The Mission of the Zone is to support every child and young person in the Greater Shankill on the journey to realising their potential.
Every person who works under the banner of the Zone does so in adherence to the Zone’s five Core Values:
A long term commitment to this generation of children & young people
A child centred holistic approach
The work within the Zone will be open and transparent
Collaborative and partnership working at every level
Outcome driven, evidence and learning based approach
The Zone will support every child on the journey to realising their potential by first discovering what they want the ‘story’ of their life to be. This is as simple (and as complex) as having a ‘conversation’ with every child and young person and their families.
Through a series of conversations, the Zone and the child will co-design a ‘pathway’ to realise the story they want for their life. The Zone will walk with each child and young person on their pathway, and provide as much or as little ‘wraparound support’ as they need to achieve their desired outcomes.
Find out more about the Zone, our vision and our work