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Promising returns: a commissioners guide to investing in mentoring and befriending programmes

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MENTORING AND BEFRIENDING FOUNDATION

Publisher(s):

Mentoring and Befriending Foundation

Publication year:

2012

This guide aims to give an overview of the range, diversity and positive impact of mentoring and befriending activity. Using case studies and programme examples, it outlines a range of mentoring and befriending approaches and identifies the key potential outcomes, including reduced offending, improved community cohesion, improved access to employment, reduced social isolation, higher aspirations and increased independence. The document also explains how the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation can support commissioners identify effective programmes. (Edited publisher abstract)


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