COVO Connecting Voices is a charity specialising in consultancy and training in educational and community settings. We provide second tier support to statutory and voluntary organisations working with children, young people and parents in the areas of behaviour management, play and parenting skills.
Covo has provided second tier training services in Southwark since 1999, working in schools and community settings. We have been commissioned by the Children Services and Southwark Behavioural & Autism Support Service to provide training and mentoring programs for schools and out of school settings, as well as by the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Camden, Westminster, Islington, Hackney and Lambeth, and Oxford and Essex.
COVO was recently contracted to work in a cluster of five PRU centres in Essex undergoing a period of change. COVO introduced and modelled new activities and child-centred practices designed to engage young people and cater for their complex needs. The project included an evaluation of the impact of the programme on teachers’ practice and on young people’s behaviour.
Since 2013 COVO has focused on developing a behavioural programme for secondary schools. The work has proven to be successful thanks to the innovative approach developed by the team while working in PRU.