Trusted Adult Scheme

ARU is developing its civic mission and engaging with the local community to actively address societal challenges.

Sign up for TAS

Our new civic initiative, ARU in the Community: A Trusted Adult Scheme (TAS), brings together a team of youth support workers, the network of child protection practitioners, academics and trained adults/students to work together to advance our understanding of the needs of the children and young people.

The main aim of TAS is to support children and young people to identify the benefits of ARU civic engagement that can improve ARU civic missions and responsibilities it has with its community.

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What happens at TAS?

Children and young people aged between 14-18 from Cambridgeshire are invited to participate in our new project. Each day will provide refreshments, an opportunity to enjoy the PlayStation 5 and Virtual Reality Headset, music recording studio workshops, and a chance to engage with street art (with workshops run by graffiti artist William "Kilo" Pengelly). You'll also have access to our campus gym, and wi-fi.

Our sessions are very informal and friendly and are mainly led by our students. We really hope to see you on campus during the summer months.

Are you a young person who has been invited to take part?

Sign up for TAS.

Please be advised that places are limited and make sure that you provide the details of one of your key workers (name and email address).

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]


TAS launched on 20 July 2023. The project ran for six weeks between July and August 2023. Two additional dates have been added for Autumn half term 2023:

  • Thursday 25 October, 11am-4pm
  • Thursday 26 October, 11am-4pm

Who's involved?

This project is a collaboration between ARU and Cambridgeshire County Council.

The project is led by Paul Nelson, Anna Markovska, Vicky Gadd and the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER). Find out more about the ARU staff involved.

For more information, contact [email protected]

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