Council backs local young people support scheme

Horsham District Council recently facilitated a session with pupils from Forest and Tanbridge schools in Horsham, led by Paul Murdoch from Directions Project UK.

Directions Project work with schools, prisons and local authorities by running educational sessions on the pitfalls, circumstances and behaviours which can lead to young people becoming involved in crime, and the consequences for all involved.

Paul was accompanied by Steven who is 18 years old and turning his life around with Paul’s help. Steven spoke to the young people about his experiences in custody, getting involved in county lines drug dealing and how he managed to escape from this downward spiral.

The young people were encouraged to get involved with activities that interest them and try to achieve their personal best at school. They enjoyed the session and joined in fully with the discussions.