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* Trafford Engage Mentoring Programme

Coronavirus update

In response to Covid-19 the Salford Foundation are now offering a mixed model of virtual support supplemented by socially distanced sessions in schools. The Engage programme is accepting referrals for young people at the present time, however due to high demand for the service there is a waiting list and new referrals made to the service will be picked up in October. The commissioning team is currently working with the service to tackle this and to establish a group work offer which referrers will have been updated on. Further updates will be communicated accordingly.

To request support for a young person, EHAs need to be sent to Salford Foundation using the EHM or via email at


About our service

Engage Trafford is an early intervention programme that is commissioned by Trafford Council, as part of their early help offer. We work with young people aged 8-18 (up to 25 if SEND), who reside in the borough of Trafford and provide support to those identified as: expressing low aspirations for their future, defined as being NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), struggle managing their anger, participating in negative and/or risk-taking behaviours, and expressing challenging behaviours at home and/or in school or college. Mentoring sessions are arranged weekly and are on average 1 hour in length, with the time young people spend on programme varying between 8-16 weeks (8-16 sessions). Most young people accessing the service receive 12 weeks worth of support (12 sessions).

Support is provided via place-based group work (2 staff members, max. of 6 young people – similar need, age and area) or 1:1’s, both of which are seen in equal measure in terms of the support the young people will be accessing. When a referral is received, the referrer will be asked for their preference and whilst we will try our absolute best to accommodate, we cannot guarantee which form of support the young person will receive. 

Across the course of the programme, young people will focus on developing new skills and attitudes to promote their resilience, problem solving capabilities and increase aspirations. Thus, ensuring that the outcomes achieved can be sustained once their time on Engage Trafford comes to an end. To increase the likelihood of this, young people will be referred and introduced to a range of universal services, local community groups and clubs, allowing for a more effective transition away from professional involvement.

We deliver our services at the point of need, providing support at home, in school or other appropriate venues, such as community centres. Transport is provided to and from venues to overcome any barriers to access. All support and activities are free of charge.

Who to contact

0161 962 1880
0161 787 8500

Where to go

Name of Venue
Salford Foundation
Venue Address
Jo Street
M5 4BD
Venue Notes

All of our services are provided in locations across Trafford which best meet your needs (e.g. home; school; community venue). Transport to and from home/ school is provided.

When is it on?

Days & Times
Services are delivered according to the needs of the individual child or young person, throughout the week

Who is it for?

8-18 (Up to 25 if SEND)
Supporting People With
Challenging Behaviour
Eligibility Details

In order to access provision young people must reside within the borough of Trafford, be aged between 8-18 (Up to 25 if SEND) years and have an identified need around anger management, expressing challenging behaviours, engaging in negative and/or risky behaviours, not in employment, education or training (NEET), or identified as having low aspirations.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

To request support for a young person, Early Help Assessments need to be sent to Salford Foundation using the EHM or via email at

Cost Information
Free of charge
Related Links
Trafford Early Help Assessment Referral Form

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

COVID-19 Response:

Following current government guidelines, face to face work will only occur in the community, or at commissioner approved COVID safe community venues. Social distancing will be adhered to at all times, with PPE worn as and when required.


All of our services are provided in locations across Trafford which best meet your needs (e.g. home; school; community venue). Transport to and from home/ school is provided. We will do our very best to meet any individual access or additional needs and will discuss this fully with parents or carers.

Last updated date:
25 August 2021

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