Can we Help?
In Focus Education and Development CiC have a combined experience of over 30 years in the field of education, vocational photography and other art forms. We pride ourselves on the work we do and the difference we make. We have shaped our offering by working with a broad range of community organisations and local authorities such as;
- Southampton Youth Offending Services (SYOS)
- N.C.S in Portsmouth (and Southampton starting in 2021)
- Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- Hampshire Youth Offending Team (HYOT)
- Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT)
Our team consists of highly skilled educators who have a combined experience of over 30 years delivering sessions with these kinds of young people. Artist Educators with formal teaching qualifications and all of whom are also practising professional artists in their own right.
We also support YOS staff through CPD, giving them more confidence to deliver work through Arts Award Advisor training and also carry out CPD during sessions (with end of workshop feedback). This enables any programme’s staff to gain more valuable experience and development, thus ensuring legacy for the work we do.
We are in the unique position of having a strong connection with not just Southampton Youth Offending Service, but all of the Youth Offending Teams across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We also work with many other local community creative organisations as such we are part of the Southampton Cultural Education Partnership.
Our programme has also enabled SYOS to be the first youth justice setting to gain a Gold Artsmark Award in the UK, the only creative quality standard for education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. We supported them through the process as an Artsmark Partner.
If you feel we can help you maximise your educational potential please get in touch to book in an introductory meeting.