Investing in Children (IiC) works in partnership with private and public service agencies, including universities across Europe. The Investing in Children Membership Award™ gives organisations national recognition for the good practice and active inclusion of children and young people in dialogue that results in change; celebrating examples of imaginative and inclusive practice.
Young people explained to the IiC Assessor that they achieved CSCS and other qualifications that would be necessary to gain employment in a horticultural role. They felt that since starting with Skill Mill, they have gained confidence, feeling that some employers would not give them a chance due to their history. They have also developed employment skills, made friends and spoke very highly of Skill Mill:
“It has helped turn my life around”
“Stops me from dossing about.”
When asked if they felt the team should achieve membership, their reply was:
“Yes…” “If something needed changing, we would just ask, and I believe they would do everything they could to make it happen!”
This is a brilliant achievement and clearly demonstrates the positive impact that Skill Mill has upon the lives of young people with which we work.