ADPA (The Association of Dance & Performing Arts) is a non-profit organisation limited by guarantee No. 07962184.
The Founders, Trustees, appointed Advisors to the Board and their tireless team of Support Workers all unconditionally donate their time, expertise and dedication in a strictly unpaid, voluntary capacity. Why? Because they all share the same passion to see a reduction in local crime and suffering and to improve the prospects of defined groups of young people. Identified groups include children and teenagers who, as a result of being exposed to parental / sibling alcohol or drug abuse, parental imprisonment or domestic violence are at high risk (in relation to their counterparts) of committing or experiencing:
- anti-social behaviour
- low self-esteem
- emotional disorders
- behavioual problems
- severe poverty
- unwanted pregnancy
- exclusion from school
- long-term unemployment
- Adult imprisonment
ADPA & THE ARTS
The ADPA team is made up exclusively of those with a strong, successful and extensive background in the entertainments industry. It was therefore only natural that from the outset, the performing arts would feature strongly in project development. Over time however, a significant number of referral enquiries consisted of young people who lacked the confidence to participate on stage. To meet this demand, ADPA have more recently developed a unique programme of engaging, inspirational, creative arts projects, intelligently fused with enterprise skills.
The Arts in their many forms have long served as a proven means to divert, avert and rehabilitate people of all ages and from all walks of life, in particular arts programmes are used effectively in assisting offenders to lead a crime free life.
At ADPA we combine innovative and engaging arts programmes with integrated enterprise / working experience skills, aiding improved employment prospects and ultimately severing the offending cycle.
Please click on the text below to view our Constitution, Child Protection and Equal Opportunities Policies:
Sustained Chaos, Abuse, Parental Imprisonment, Drug / Alcohol Abuse, Family Violence ...
In the absence of positive diversion, these images depict an all too familiar journey from childhood, to teens through to adulthood. ADPA's projects are designed to inspire, increase self-esteem, unlock potential and provide real-life social skills leading to peer mentoring roles, voluntary work, work experience and even paid employment.
Against all odds, together we can transform the future of some of our most vulnerable and at risk young people ...