Big Brothers Big Sisters is a community-based mentoring programme that matches young people aged 10-14 with a same-sex mentor. Service delivery is by volunteers who interact regularly with a young person in a one-to-one relationship. BBBS targets young people at-risk for academic disengagement, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged, not living with two parents, or who have a parent in prison. The duration of the intervention is variable, however the programme recommends that matches meet weekly for at least one year.
|Target group||Children predominantly aged 10 - 14 who are from a disdavantaged background.|
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*statistically significant at p<0.05
Figure(s) taken from Appendix A of this report.