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Want to engage young people in open discussions about their circumstances and future goals?

Regardless of a young person’s presenting needs this toolkit offers a holistic approach in social work, youth offending, substance misuse work, mental health or wellbeing support.

Supporting current approaches of trauma informed practice, Signs of Safety®, GoodLives, Desistance Theory and Motivational Interviewing the toolkit is based on an analogy that being a teenager can be like walking on a Tightrope and supports an open discussion to reflect on key areas within assessments and plans:

Order the full toolkit for just £44.95 (no VAT)

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Tightrope toolkit The toolkit includes:

“I got more in that tightrope in one session than I’d done in 10 weeks”
Wandsworth Locality Youth Work Manager (working with CSE and gangs)

“What a can of worms (information) in 10 years I have not managed to gain so much info in one session using such an effective assessment tool. Wow…..”
Bail and Remand Officer in Hammersmith and Fulham

“They can see what’s going wrong and the patterns…They can identify better choices…It’s visual and they get it.”
Feedback from young people and workers in Wandsworth

“They have been able to identify intentions and motivations which they hadn’t previously.”
Practitioner in Lambeth Youth Offending Service

Video guide - for young people

This video provides a summary of the Tightrope for young people

Video guide - for practitioners

This video outlines the aims and explains the developmental theory underpinning the Tightrope

Download sample workbooks

A workbook of the tightrope has been created as an introduction pack

For Youth Justice practitioners an Out of Court Disposal template has been created and is available here: OOCD Screening Template 2019.pdf

For more information email: [email protected]

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” Richard Buckminster Fuller