PROMISEworks mentors make a minimum two year commitment to a young person with the aim of providing long term trusted support and guidance, but this doesn’t mean that mentoring is the answer in every situation.
Mentoring is not something that can be “done to” a child or young person, we need them to want to take part, we can encourage them but we need you to have had a conversation with them first to see if they think it is something they would be prepared to do, just because you think it is a good idea doesn’t mean they will.
Please never “promise” your child a mentor, we always have a waiting list and must prioritise young people according to need.
Perhaps read some of the case studies on here to see what other young people have said about having a mentor, this may help you explain the idea.
If you are still unsure you can give us a call on 0300 365 1900 or contact us through our Facebook page @PROMISEworks or email mentoring@PROMISEworks.org.uk