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 the NHS Digital, 1 in 6 children age five to sixteen were identified as having a probably mental health problem in July 2021. This is a huge increase from 1 in 9 in 2017. This is five children in every classroom.
At ASK PIP Charity, we have found that it is important to incorporate counselling with education, because of how difficult it can be for a child or young person to learn if they are siliently struggling with their mental health.
Nearly half of 17 to 19 years old with a diagnosable mental health disorder has self harmed or attempted suicide at some ppoint, rising to 52% for young females (NHS Digital 2018).
Counselling is not always afforable by everyone, at ASK PIP Charity, we aim to provide free or subsidised counselling for families from low income households, and for 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 therapist team are DBS checked and have experience in helping families, couples, and individuals across a wide variety of issues. They are also required to adhere to our safeguarding policy.

For Education

Fulfilling ones 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 are given another chance at fulfilling their potential.
During the application process our students are assessed and it is through this assessment that a bespoke educational plan is developed specific to the needs of the student.
Where education on the main subject areas may not be right for the young person, they will be enrolled into our bespoke resilience programe 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.
Our aim is to inspire, motivate and help to develop vulnerable young people so that they are given another chance to thrive holistically.

For Vocation

There is nothing more demoralizing 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. Which is why at ASK PIP Charity, we utilize local employers and organisations by collaborating with them in providing effective training and work experiences for young people.

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 are required to be DBS checked, adhere to our risk management and safeguarding policy and must have the required insurance to support our young people.

Our aim is 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.

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