Bright Futures works with young women aged 11-25 to give them better prospects by raising their self-esteem and confidence around a range of issues which affect them. These include alcohol and substance misuse, sexual health and relationships, homelessness, family relationships, friendships, school, education, training, crime and anti-social behaviour.Visit Website
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How we helped
Funding from LGA Foundation supported Bright Futures to deliver preventative education sessions and assertive outreach across Tyne & Wear to young women at risk of and potentially victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE).
Based in South Shields, staff have to date engaged with 1,100 young women in local secondary schools and colleges and delivered whole school assemblies to over 10,000 young people, including young males.
The charity has also developed an innovative mobile app that provides information and advice and together with national charity Fixers, produced a short film to highlight the dangers of grooming.
We are passionate about addressing the needs of all young women across Tyne and Wear
Bright Futures works alongside Northumbria Police Neighbourhood Teams to target hotspot areas that have been identified as having high levels of anti-social behaviour and areas where young women are vulnerable to being sexually exploited.
The charity also provides a range of activities to give young women safe and interesting things to do on evenings and at weekends including arts and crafts, photography, running groups and fitness sessions.