Our Impact 2017-2019

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I've found my voice "

Feadra Nyarko - Big Sister 

Since 2017, we are immensely proud to have worked directly alongside 60+ young women and indirectly with a further 100+ delivering the following programmes. 

Through Sister System we aim to reduce the challenges that girls in care face:

  • 45% of looked after children (5-17 yrs) have a mental health difficulty compared to 10% of the general population (NSPCC 2017)

  • 1 in 3 girls in care are sexually abused (NSPCC 2017)

  • 188,000 more girls than boys are NEET (ONS 2017)

  • Looked after children’s average GCSE Attainment 8 score in England was 19.3 in 2017 (compared to 44.5 for general population)

  • 1 in 4 girls in care will have a diagnosable mental health illness (NHS 2016)

" Sister System’s multi-year approach, based around building long-term trusted relationships to support girls in contact with the care system to succeed in school and raise aspirations, is desperately needed.

As impressive is Sister System’s commitment to working with the head as well as the heart in placing a

framework for understanding impact at the forefront of what they are trying to achieve."

James Gubb, Investment Manager at Impetus-PEF

Sister System Team, Two Women, Women Empowerment

In 2019 alone, we delivered the following...

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The Sisterhood

A programme aimed at reducing the risk of girls becoming involved in serious organised crime delivered in Haringey & Enfield.

Built for sisters who have been affected by street-life. 

An inspiring 6-12 month journey where you will learn skills and strategies to defend, protect and honour thyself and your sisters. 

 

In 2019-20, funded by the Majors Office and in partnership with the MET.

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AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME

Training for young women exploring becoming Ambassadors for themselves and Sister System.

All graduates achieve an Ambassador Qualification.

 

Delivered in 2018 with 17 graduates. 

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The Big Sister
You Never Had

Programme aimed at upskilling and accrediting young women to become peer mentors. 

 

This programme empowers girls to share their experiences and help our younger sisters avoid and recover from the impact of being affected by social care.


Delivered in 2019-2020 with up to 12 Graduates. Funded by the National lottery and Catalyst. 

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Leadership Programme

A 6 month programme exploring and nurturing the leader in you. Working and learning with your sisters to launch your personal growth and unlock your true potential.

 

Delivered in 2018 with 11 graduates.

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PEER2PEER WORKSHOPS

Four of our Big sister Peer Mentors curated and delivered a dynamic and creative into-uni programme for first Stars Scholars UKs girls wishing to explore pathways into university.

 

With amazing results and leaving both mentors & mentees wanting more, this programme superseded all of our expectations. Funded by Matrix in partnership with First Stars Scholars UK.

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Peer2Peer
Mentoring

Fortnightly peer-mentoring one-to-one's delivered to younger care-affected girls by a care experienced Sister System big sister graduate.

Delivered in Inner London and Croydon secondary schools in 2019.

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In 2019 alone, we achieved the following:

Supported

20%
of sisters moved into skilled employment

80%
of sisters moved into training or education

100%
raised their mental wellness

care-affected

women

52

Delivered...

7

peer mentor

graduates

95 hours
of therapeutic mentoring

72 hours of career coaching

16  hours of ambassador-led sessions

78  hours of accredited self-development workshops

paid

5

big sisters

to deliver

84

hours of Peer2Peer training

12

leadership

graduates