Circles for children and young people

Community Circles are a great way to support children and young people as they make a change in their life.

They can support people within an educational environment, or be set up outside school in order to help young people to think about the change they’d like to see in their life and how to make it happen with a little help from those around them.

What kind of things can Circles support children and young people to do?

Community Circles are completely flexible, and their purpose is always set by the person who the Circle is for. The Circle Connector will work alongside the individual to help them think about what would create the most positive change for them.

Some examples of things that children and young people could achieve through their Circles include:

  • Transitioning well from children’s services to adult services
  • Meeting new people with shared interests
  • Growing in confidence
  • Developing ways to thrive at school or college
  • Getting into work or volunteering
  • Settling into a new area
  • Starting to live independently


Here are some stories of how Circles have supported older people to do more of what matters to them:

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