Young Minds Magazine
(...) a thoughtfully produced text and an excellent guide for a range of professionals who come into contact with troubled young people.
Children & Young People Now, Richard Turner, Chief Executive
Over the last decade a solid body of evidence has emerged, showing which types of mentoring lead to the most significant outcomes for young people. This book is a timely summary of current understanding, and a well-structured and meticulously referenced tour of best practice... Whether you are a policymaker deciding whether to fund mentoring or a practitioner starting or improving a programme, A Guide to Youth Mentoring will help you to understand what works and why.
Dr Liz Hoggarth, formerly senior research fellow, Youth Affairs Unit, De Montfort University
Many of us know from experience that a lasting relationship with a trusted and trustworthy adult can make all the difference in a young person's life. This book helpfully reviews the research evidence in order to offer practical advice on establishing effective mentoring schemes. It does not oversell or pretend that mentoring fits all and it does not forget that the mentors need proper support themselves. A good read for both established mentoring schemes and those just starting out.