Who are SLYP?
SLYP is a place where you can learn new skills, increase self-esteem and develop resilience.
Be empowered with the knowledge of how to stay safe and find the confidence to deal with difficult situations that affect young people.
SLYP is a safe place for you to share your experiences, get advice and support and find out about awesome events happening near you.
Colin Walker (Manager of Education and Prevention Services), Ashley Munton and Annie Plastow (Project Coordinators) and Shanta Sweeney (Specialist One to One Mentor) are all highly experienced in supporting young people who have suffered abuse. They ensure that Young People at Safeline are protected from harm and given the opportunity to develop in a positive way.
Jo Edwards is the Director of The Star Project Theatre School and has worked in the entertainment industry since graduating from The Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama Theatre School with a distinction and I.D.T.A freestyle Associate Teaching in 2006. An experienced performer, Jo has worked as a dancer, actress and TV presenter.
Jo founded The Star Project to provide children with professional and fun training in all aspects of drama and musical theatre. She has a real passion to help disadvantaged young people who attend Safeline programmes.
Lianne runs Coolsportz with her brother, delivering sports activities across South Warwickshire.
Lianne is a level 4 tennis coach who has been coaching for the past 10 years. She represented Warwickshire, England and Great Britain as a junior, reaching number 1 under 16 in England and trained with Andy and Jamie Murray.
Lianne encourages Safeline students to develop their self-esteem and confidence by participating in tennis.
Sara is a dance teacher at Embody Dance.
Sara has been with Embody Dance since 2013. She has a versatile dance background with training in various styles including; ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre and contemporary. Since graduating in 2013 with a BA in Dance, Sara has taken part in numerous dance performances ranging from dance school productions, university performances and large scale productions.
Gladstone is an accomplished pianist/keyboard player who graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire 1983 receiving a distinction in Piano and Composition. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in a wide range of music activities including being a session musician, producer, piano and vocal coach/tutor. Gladstone has worked in theatre productions and supported many well known artists including well-known singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman.