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Hidden Sentence Training

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011


Manchester Active Voices Youth Empowerment Programme hosted a ‘Train the Trainer’ session delivered by Action for Prisoners’ Families (APF) in.

“As the Regional Development Manager for APF I was delighted with the facilities offered and with the support shown by the MAVYEP team in preparations for the day and during the training session.”

The ‘Train the Trainer’ course is intended to enable the ‘Hidden Sentence’ course to be rolled out across all communities in England and Wales. The ‘Hidden Sentence’ course aims to give service providers an understanding of the impact of imprisonment on the wider family – improving the response of all agencies to the challenges faced.

The session trained staff from a range of agencies including local community groups, domestic violence workers, prisoners’ families support groups and the prison service.


“Hopefully, the training these organisations can now deliver to their staff, volunteers and clients will improve the experience of all those affected by the imprisonment of a family member or loved-one.”  Toby Stewart


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Leadership Programme, July 2010

Posted on: July 15th, 2010

August 2012 saw Manchester Active Voices FIRST Female Leadership residential, taking place in the Peak District with 10 young Girls.

The aim of the programme is to empower young girls by way of participating in team building exercises, developing leadership and management skills, gaining awareness social issues and refining the skills that will be necessary to succeed in all areas of life. All of this is intertwined with challenging activates to drive the lessons learnt home.

All 10 participants successfully completed the course, receiving a Level 1 qualification in ‘Leadership and Management’, accredited from one of the country’s leading Management schools.

Building healthy working relationships is a vita part of both professional and working life. All participants enrolled on the programme as strangers, but have since developed enduring friendships.

During the programme inspirational leaders from various industries came and shared form their wealth of knowledge and experiences.

All participants have since met up with mentors to ensure they stay on target and regularly meet with MAV members to organise future events, feedback on the programme and spread the word.

To celebrate the success of the group we have a Graduation ceremony.

 Congratulations  girls!