ASK PIP is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission (CIO) in England and Wales.
Charity number: 1197349

We are an independently incorporated registered charity that provides holistic education, counselling and vocational support to children and young people in England and Wales. Especially care experienced children and children in need.

For Mental Health

According to NHS Digital, 1 in 6 children aged five to sixteen were identified as having a probably mental health problem in July 2021. This is a massive increase from 1 in 9 in 2017. This is five children in every classroom.
At ASK PIP Charity, we have found that it is essential to incorporate counselling with education because of how difficult it can be for a child or young person to learn if they are silently struggling with their mental health.
Nearly half of 17 to 19 years old with a diagnosable mental health disorder have self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52% for young females (NHS Digital 2018).
Counselling is not always affordable to everyone. At ASK PIP Charity, we aim to provide free or subsidised counselling for families from low-income households, children in care, and children in need. All our therapists are qualified and registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or any reputable professional body.

Our therapists are DBS checked and have experience helping families, couples, and individuals across various issues. They are also required to adhere to our safeguarding policy.

For Education

Fulfilling one's potential is one of the keys to happiness. At ASK PIP charity, we provide bespoke educational support for children and young people as an alternative provision where classroom-based learning has not been successful. This is to ensure that our leaders of tomorrow have another chance at fulfilling their potential.
During the application process, our students are assessed and through this assessment, a bespoke educational plan is developed, specifically to the needs of the student.
Where education on the main subject areas may not be suitable for the young person, they will be enrolled on our bespoke resilience programme called "ACE the RACE" More information about this programme can be read here.
All our tutors/teachers are qualified and/or experienced in the field of education and in the subject area in which they teach. They are DBS checked and must adhere to our safeguarding policy.
We aim to inspire, motivate and help develop vulnerable young people so they are given another
chance to thrive holistically.

For Vocation

Nothing is more demoralising for a young person than wanting to work but not having the experience. When young people have a chance to thrive, this can be life-changing. This is why at ASK PIP Charity, we utilise local employers and organisations by collaborating with them to provide young people with practical training and work experiences.

We help by providing support with:
- CV preparation
- Interview Preparation
- Placement/skilled workshop
- Work experience
Everyone that comes in contact with young people that use our service is required to be DBS checked, adhere to our risk management and safeguarding policy and must have the required insurance to support our young people.

We aim to:
- Protect young people from organised crime.
- Protect them from exploitation
- Tackle homelessness
- Provide them with another chance at being employable citizens with a revived ambition and plan for their future.

Partners and Collaborators

ASK PIP is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission (CIO) in England and Wales. Charity number: 1197349