Referral Criteria

Before making a referral, please read the appropriate referral criteria below:


The Bexley Moorings Project Befriending Service offers support to young people who may be isolated and vulnerable and could benefit from a positive adult role model.

Age Group: Between 10 and 15 years
The young person must be part of a family who are being supported by Social Care or the Family Wellbeing Team.

The service is supported by volunteers who meet the young person for a few hours a week to offer one to one personalised support consisting of listening support, positive role modelling and behaviour management.

Flexibility will remain for those who require longer intervention, but a four month intervention will be the norm.  The volunteers are supported by a member of the staff team through supervision.

C.R.I.S.P. GROUP (Child Resilience Inclusion Social Pathway)

The CRISP Group is a 10 week programme which provides support for up to 15 young people at a time, offering positive activities and life skills that will help raise confidence, challenge behaviour and create a base for the young people to move on to a universal youth club, scouts or sports club etc.

Age range: Between 8 and 15 years
Young person to be referred must be low in confidence, isolated or have low level behavioural problems
Referrals can be made by Schools, Social Care, Adolescent Services or Self Referrals

This is a weekly group which runs on a weekday evening between 6.30 pm and 8 pm
We run a 2 week assessment before the ten week programme starts.
A waiting list is operated for those referred midway through the programme.

C.B.T. (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

This service provides support to young people suffering from anxiety and/or depression. The young people are supported through one to one therapy sessions with a Children & Young People CBT Practitioner.

Age range: Between 8 and 18 years
All referrals are made via Bexley CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Almost all young people referred will be struggling socially, emotionally, educationally or a combination of all, depending on their levels of anxiety / depression. The aim of the therapy is to help enable the young person to face, cope and overcome the situation they are finding difficult.