We all have the right to feel safe

all the time.

We believe everyone has the right to be given the tools to enable this. The passion of Creative Optimistic Visions is to positively influence the life choices of children, young people and adults who are at risk (or not) of victimisation and abuse, as well as supporting families and professionals who work with them.

Services

We provide alternative education, accredited training and wellbeing services through the lens of The Protective Behaviours Process. Creative Optimistic Visions is the leading provider for Protective Behaviours in Coventry and Warwickshire endorsed by Protective Behaviours Consortium, the national organisation for Protective Behaviours in the UK

Confident me!

Equipping individuals with a skill set to increase their self-confidence and self-worth progressing into a happier, healthier life, unlocking potential and progression opportunities. OCNWM accredited.

Protective Behaviours Training

Two days Level 2 accredited (OCNWM) Protective Behaviours Foundation Level Training. The purpose of the course is twofold, to introduce participants to the process of Protective Behaviours and to demonstrate how Protective Behaviours can be used to enhance working practice and life beyond the workplace.

Urban Arts

Using musical influences to inspire individuals learning, providing a creative outlet through lyrical writing and production of music creating a platform to be heard. OCNWM accredited.

Mentoring

We provide small group and one to one protective behaviours mentoring. The aim of this service is to provide support for those who may be facing difficulties, by providing them with a protective behaviours mentor.

Gingerbread project

The aim of The Gingerbread project is to deliver a unique and extensive Protective Behaviour programme for pupils between 4-11 years in a Primary School setting. Using a wrap-around approach and keeping the pupil’s needs central, the main themes and strategies of the Protective Behaviours process will provide essential safeguarding practice for children, school staff and parents/carers.

Feeling Safe
Knowing me, knowing you

Working in partnership with KairosWWT, we work with individuals at risk or currently being sexually exploited. This service educates and raises awareness of (Child) Sexual Exploitation (CSE), based on the evidence provided from our local research (2014), focusing on women that were victims and survivors of sexual violence.

30%

All learners attending our Confident Me! project have increased their levels of confidence and self worth up to 30%.

COV YOUTH shine at the Inspire Me conference

COV YOUTH speaking out about the effects of youth related violence

Proud is an understatement with regards to our young people attending COV YOUTH. On average we have approximately 30 young people attending our youth sessions each week. They have been working hard as part of their youth ambassador roles to create a positive social change with respect to the increasing levels of youth related violence within Coventry.

COV YOUTH attended the Inspire Me conference hosted by the Coventry University Social Enterprise team where they listened to a number of inspirational speakers, and then took to the floor asking difficult, open and honest questions about how we can work together to help keep ourselves and others feeling safe within the community. Watch this space, our youth ambassadors are just beginning!

Watch here

Free Confident Me! Course for 18years+

We are delighted to announce we have been successful with the ESF Groundwork Community Fund which enables us to offer an additional two cohorts of our Confident Me! Course. Are you or anyone you know over the age of 18 years that wishes to gain more confidence, self esteem and skills to enable progression into employment or further education? Then look no further! Our first cohort is due to start Tuesday 24th March 2020.

For further information, please download our referral form or give us a call on 02476 445439


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News and Events

How social investment helped our business grow

Big Society Capital invited COV to share our story of how choosing to risk on purpose paid off, enabling the organisation to grow, increasing our delivery space, team and reaching out to more people within our community.

We invite you to listen to the podcast about our social investment journey and how it has helped the business grow.

Listen here

"Individuals that have engaged with COV have enjoyed the experience, learning about important life skills to enable them to keep themselves feeling safe. They have increased their self-confidence and improved their wellbeing, feeling more able to be included in society, be resilient and able to problem solve while recognising their right and the right of others to feel safe.

The work that C.O.V. does has a great impact not only on the individual young people but on their communities too.

COV is able to engage with people in a way that many other services cannot. It is important that this work can continue and help more individuals to feel safe and get more out of a life without violence."

- Maria Huffer, Founding Director of Protective Behaviours Consortium

Clients

We are proud to be associated with all of our clients. Below is a snap shot of some of the organisations we work with.

Contact us

Please contact us if you are interested in any of the services we have to offer. Creative Optimistic Visions can tailor any work to suit the needs you require. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any query, we are always happy to talk with you.
Please contact us via email at info@creativeoptimisticvisions.co.uk

Phone: 024 7644 5439 / 07532364336

Twitter: @C_O_Visions

Facebook: Creative Optimistic Visions

Address: 213 Walsgrave Road (Ball Hill), Coventry, CV2 4HH