She has a proven track record of working with all age groups to support, guide and assist people who have daily barriers back into education or employment.
She previously worked in London. Working with hard to reach/disadvantaged young people who were ‘at risk’ or ‘vulnerable’ such as ex-offenders, missing in education, teenage pregnancy, mental health, homeless and addictions. She facilitated CV & job workshops, working from various youth clubs breaking down barriers, tackling housing, anti-social behaviour, drugs, crime, and sexual health, reducing crime figures for young people.
Bal now works with 16 to 18 year olds in North Kent, carrying out initial assessments, action plans and reviews their journey along the way. She has a non-judgmental, client-centred approach, offering advice, guidance and support. She has strong networks across Kent and works closely with various agencies such as Kent Police, Social Services, Early Help to name but a few.
She is also the Exploitation Champion and designated safeguarding lead for the team. Delivering Safeguarding & Exploitation Training both internally and to external agencies. The training covers many subjects which include spotting the signs of exploitation, gang culture within Kent, FGM, Domestic Violence etc.
Bal loves to see young people succeed and is a strong believer that everyone can learn something new daily. Her proven work history shows that she is passionate about helping young people make a smooth transition to from NEET to EET (in education, employment or training).