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intandem is Scotland’s mentoring programme for young people looked after at home and in kinship care.  intandem helps Scotland’s children, young people and families stay together to build and maintain positive, loving relationships.

Established in 2016, intandem provides mentors for young people aged between 8-14 years who are looked after by their local authority but living at home. The programme has been set up to help young people face the unique challenges their circumstances can create.

intandem is Funded by Scottish Government and The Robertson Trust designed and delivered by Inspiring Scotland.

11

partner charities

500+

young people mentored

19

local authority areas

6

years of delivery

Partners

Partners

Action for Children
Partners

Action for Children

Action for Children delivers services aimed at young people who are unemployed and who may have other issues restricting their ability to access the job market. OFN investment supports a number of important programmes that improve young people’s ability to move into a positive destination such as Youthbuild, Hospitality, Aiming High and STAY. CashBack for

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Befriend a Child
Partners

Befriend a Child

Aberdeen based, Befriend a Child’s motto is to ‘Turn a Frown Upside Down’, the core service is a 1:1 befriending scheme and runs a number of other complimentray services. Befriend a Child are one of the 13 charities in the intandem portfolio. Further information is available www.intandem.scot    

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COVEY
Partners

COVEY

Based in South Lanarkshire, COVEY, support young people on their life journey through strong and supportive befriending and mentoring relationships – ensuring they are equipped to reach their potential. COVEY are one of the 13 charities involved in the intandem portfolio.  More information is available www.intandem.scot

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Resources

Insight story: Impact Arts
20.12.2023

Insight story: Impact Arts

Setting the scene   Impact Arts is part of the CashBack for Communities portfolio of charities and works to tackle inequalities through creative engagement in 30 local authorities across Scotland. It uses art to improve the lives of communities – for example combatting loneliness in older populations or increasing confidence and employability opportunities for young people. 

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Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report 22/23
19.12.2023

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report 22/23

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report 22/23 provides an overview of the work undertaken to deliver on  strategic priorities and mission to improve the lives of people across Scotland. In the period we supported over 700 organisations across 16 funding programmes worth over £50m. As well as new funding opportunities being created, nine of  programmes  provided vital

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Ullapool Sea Savers
13.09.2023

Ullapool Sea Savers

Janis Patterson of Ullapool Sea Savers tells us about the difference Specialist Volunteering has made to her organisation.

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News

The power of listening to young people and our partner organisations
07.02.2024

The power of listening to young people and our partner organisations

The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out…    In my

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Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report published
18.12.2023

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report published

We are pleased to share our Annual Report 22/23 providing an overview of the work undertaken to deliver on our strategic priorities and mission to improve the lives of people across Scotland. We supported over 700 organisations across 16 funding programmes worth over £50m. As well as new funding opportunities being created, nine of our

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Celebrating two years of intandem’s young person group InVoice
08.03.2023

Celebrating two years of intandem’s young person group InVoice

The intandem team at Inspiring Scotland had a celebratory day at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo on Saturday 4 March 2023.   Joined by more than 100 children and young people, mentors, charity partners, funders and the Minister for Children and Young People, Clare Haughey  The occasion was to celebrate the second

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