We have always devoted resources towards the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people.
In the 1970s work was developed with the Trident Trust, to give young school leavers a residential experience with outdoor activities, as part of a programme introducing them to the world of work.
A much bigger development was our partnership with Social Services Departments to rehabilitate children who had been brought before the Courts for Intermediate Treatment. The outdoors can be healing as well as challenging and this work met with such success that we constructed a new centre, Eagle Crag.
In the 1990s, in partnership with the Breakthrough Foundation, we delivered some high profile and particularly demanding work with young offenders. Since then many government agencies have recognized that we have developed specific skills working with young people who have entered the criminal justice system. Work in this field has become one of our principal activities.