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VRAC Final Conference: November 16th 2022

The final event of the international project “It takes a village to raise a child” (VRAC) presents a day full of thought-provoking workshops, hands-on sessions, encounters and exchanges. Learn from international experiences from the UK, Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

Who: A conference for educators, youth workers, community service workers, policy makers and anyone interested in learning more about reducing the risk of school delay and early school leaving for children and young people.

Where: Lamot Conference Centre – Haverwerf, 2800 Mechelen (Belgium)

When: Wednesday 16 November from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Followed by a networking reception. The conference will be predominantly in English, with some parts in Dutch and French. Entrance is free of charge.

If you’re interested in finding out more or attending this conference, please get in touch with

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If young people are happy, resilient and have life skills they are more likely to learn and thrive. We take a whole school approach and develop individual programmes for each school.  Contact us to discuss what your high school needs are and how MAP can support your school.

We are running a five-year, independently funded Early Action programme in three Norwich schools to support young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health so that educational attainment improves.  Find our more in this Early Action Case Study.

VRAC – It Takes A Village to Raise a Child

MAP is pleased to announce the continuation of the work started under Early Action. We have secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund, to deliver a project which will pilot new and innovative ways to supporting young peoples’ social and emotional wellbeing. We will work in close partnership with three Norwich schools and with the communities which they serve – to provide the support, information and opportunities that can make all the difference to a young person’s ability to engage well in their education, to enjoy their community and to reach their full potential.


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VRAC - It Takes A Village To Raise a Child

VRAC tackles early school leaving and school delay.
We strengthen the sense of belonging and wellbeing of children and families.
We build an integrated service for strong learning environments.
We increase family involvement in children’s education.