Time Out

Time Out is a project funded by Southampton City Council that works with 30 looked after children and young people aged 9-16 years in Southampton.

Time Out offers support to young people in care through a series of residential programmes throughout the year. Time Out is designed to promote social and emotional development through the development of teamwork and communication skills, to enhance self-confidence, and to give the young people involved the opportunity to develop new skills.

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To achieve these aims the programme includes a range of activities including outdoor activities, life skills, sports coaching, art workshops and accreditation opportunities. The Time Out project also provides the young people a sense of stability while also offering the carers much needed respite care.

The overall aims of Time Out include:

  • To provide activities which promote self-esteem, communication skills and self-development
  • To provide activities which conclude with the young person gaining an accredited award
  • To improve placement stability
  • To inspire the young people to be healthy and to stay safe
  • To enhance the young people’s opportunities for future employment and to achieve economic well-being
  • To provide opportunities for the young people to enjoy and achieve in a range of activities
  • To provide respite care for foster carers