Thanks to feedback from our students at HMP & YOI Polmont, Paws for Progress offer bespoke projects, working with our team of Ambassadogs, in the community for children and young people, aged between 5-18 years old. Our Ambassadogs are friendly and sociable staff dogs who actively enjoy meeting new people and interacting with children – this is essential for the success of this type of service.
We primarily work with students who may need additional help in a variety of areas, including with emotional and social development, behaviour and also students who have experienced trauma or bereavement.
Community Projects are run in conjunction with our partners, such as Barnardo’s Scotland, Edinburgh City Council and a variety of other schools and community projects. All of our projects are tailored to the individual needs of our students and partners, so that we can provide the maximum benefit to the students who work with us.