Scheme supported by ‘role models’ from fire and rescue service
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service hope to provide as many role models as possible in support of the BREAKTHROUGH Dundee mentoring scheme.
Vincent O’donnell from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service explained that his employer had a corporate parenting responsibility to look after young children.
As part of their partnership, they are tied in with the Dundee, Perth and Angus local authorities.
He said: “We received an invite through the Dundee partners to come along to the launch and find out a bit more about it.
“Even listening to some of the information, in my head I was already picking off people I thought would make good mentors.
“We already have quite a lot of positive male and female role models with a broad range of experience.
“Hopefully with a bit of ability to help people, almost an aim of the job is they’ll look to provide that down the line.
“My next step is to go and compose an email to staff in the Dundee area and try to get as many of them involved as we possibly can to hopefully make a difference to looked after young children.”
For more information go to breakthroughdundee.co.uk.
The team, from left: BREAKTHROUGH senior school coordinator for Morgan Academy Rosie Ivins, CEO Susan Duncan, chairman Ellis Watson, mentor services manager Laura Bertie and graduate intern Ailie Bryson. Picture: Mhairi Edwards.
Morgan Academy head teacher Helen Gray and Vincent O’donnell from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Pictures: Dougie Nicolson/