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Champions is an innovative intervention programme supporting young people, aged 10-25 with experience of or at risk of offending behaviours. The programme is delivered by nine football club community organisations (CCOs) across Lancashire including ourselves. 

Adopting a trauma informed approach, mentors give their time with genuine interest to create a trusted relationship and innovative interventions which promote personal development, wellbeing gains and consequently reducing their experience of offending and antisocial behaviours. The programme is confidential and non-judgemental. Mentors don’t work for the police and aren’t involved in criminal proceedings.

Participation is voluntary, subject to assessment of suitability and relies on a positive approach from the mentor, the young person and others involved in their support network.

Champions News


Vacancy: DIVERT Youth Officer

24 May 2022

Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] is recruiting a DIVERT Youth Officer to support young people aged ten to 17-years-old who are engaging in, or at risk of engaging in, crime and...

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DIVERT Custody Intervention Programme Enables Max’s Turnaround

27 January 2022

Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET]’s DIVERT programme, a custody intervention for young people, has had a transformational effect on one client by helping him to find new...

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Vacancy: PNECET Custody Intervention Coach

9 February 2021

Preston North End Community and Education Trust (PNECET) is seeking to appoint a full-time, enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated Custody Intervention Coach (CIC) as part of Lancashire Police’s DIVERT...

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DIVERT Lancashire Programme Launched With PNECET

18 March 2020

The DIVERT Lancashire programme that works with 18 to 25-year-olds in police custody has been launched with Preston North End Community and Education Trust.

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