Young people come to us when they need someone to talk to, for practical help, or sometimes just someone to listen. We help with their court case. We help them with their mental health and wellbeing. We help them talk to their parent or guardian and their family. We help them talk to their teachers and social work. We work with young people when they need it most and we never give up.
We also listen to the needs of young people and their families and lobby on their behalf.
Whether it’s the development of government policy or how includem delivers support, young people and families should have a say in matters that affect their lives.Policy & Participation
We work with social services, schools and criminal justice services to identify which young people could benefit from our support. We engage with the young person and their family or carer to develop a package of support, tailored to their specific needs.
Our support is truly unique to each individual. There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to helping children, young people and families to achieve positive outcomes.
However, there are several key elements of our service model that feature in everything that we do, because we know it works.
Cassie was just 12 when she experienced a traumatic bereavement. Within a few years she was drinking heavily and regularly coming into conflict with the law, yet the support she so badly needed was not made available to her.Read Cassie’s Story
“They have saved the fundamental foundations of my family and supported us to beginbuilding on that. We were in crisis but they have allowed us to havethe opportunity to take the positive option now. Without Includem my family would be living apart.”
We have over 100 staff providing essential services in many communities across Scotland.
We work with hundreds of young people and families across Scotland, but we know that there are many more out there who could benefit from our support.