Kidscape’s ZAP assertiveness one-day workshops teach young people who are bullied practical skills to deal with bullying situations effectively. The workshops also help to build confidence and self-esteem.
The workshops run every fortnight between 10 and 3.30 at a venue close to Victoria Station and there are separate workshop dates for 9-11s and 12-16s. There are usually 10 young people that attend each workshop.
Parents and carers also attend a separate afternoon session on the same day, where they are given information and advice on how to effectively support their child and practise the skills their child has learnt.
Who is the service for?
This service is not restricted to Southwark residents – anyone can apply! It is for 9-16 year olds, and their parents/carers.
Criteria for access to service
ZAP is for 9-16 year olds who have experienced bullying.
Accessibility of this service
ZAP has been running in London for 15 years, and has been attended by young people and parents with a variety of special educational needs, disabilities and emotional needs. More recently, the workshop content has been reviewed in collaboration with a group of young people and staff from a social enterprise called Autism & ADHD. There are occasions when ZAP is considered unsuitable for a child, and this is assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about the suitability of ZAP for your child, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
How can I access this service?
Parents and carers can apply at www.kidscape.org.uk/zap
You can find upcoming workshop dates at www.kidscape.org.uk/what-we-do/zap-anti-bullying-and-assertiveness-workshops/upcoming-zap-workshop-dates/
Do you need to pay for this service?
ZAP is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is free to attend. Families need to bring a packed lunch and cover their travel to the venue.
Contact the ZAP project manager, Rachel Quinlan, at email@example.com or on 0207 730 3300.