Frequently Asked Questions
Some people think CELLS is just about a group of people who scare kids about crime – this couldn’t be further from the truth. Our awareness sessions are more educational than anything and address most aspects of PSHE. All we do is offer young people an informed choice from people with lived experience, who have overcome issues the youngsters are facing and are trained to deliver the lessons. We understand that you cannot just take something away from youngsters; it is due to this, we try and offer an introduction into positive activities and personal development. We also reduce re-offending by helping people to progress into work experience and vocational qualifications. Some other myths about CELLS are rectified below:
— Are my children too young for CELLS Programmes?
CELLS deliver sessions to primary school children from all backgrounds. What enables us to ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to is the way we tailor-make the programmes with the help of the host service user (ie, the school head or teacher) who, in turn, relays the delivery to parents and carers. We ensure all materials and delivery are age-relevant, and we do feel that all children should be aware of where crime can lead.
— What is the cost of CELLS?
Currently CELLS has funding to deliver sessions in the Merseyside area. Surrounding areas please contact us for the possibility of funded or private sessions and any costs that may arise from bespoke training and intervention.
— Are sessions all the same?
It is very rare that we deliver the same session to different groups. When a booking is placed is we research the area issues and needs and plan the events and delivery content accordingly. This research is undertaken with the host service user’s input.
— Is CELLS just an impact day session?
CELLS deliver all kinds of bespoke programmes that are delivered according to participants need, we always continue dialogue with service users to ensure effect of our initial delivery is sustainable.
— Do CELLS just offer crime awareness programmes?
CELLS delivers all kinds of bespoke programmes that are delivered according to participants’ needs. We always continue dialogue with service users to ensure the effect of our initial delivery is sustainable.