Our Mission Statement: 

To deter young people from crime whilst empowering them to explore, understand, challenge, and change their attitudes. Whether it's tackling antisocial behaviour, reducing homelessness, helping vulnerable people with resettlement, or aiding ex-offenders in their rehabilitation, BCDS will enable them to be progressive citizens and contribute to society in a positive manner.

Our Vision

To be the market leader in the rehabilitation of ex-offenders and young people with challenging behaviour in the West Midlands. BCDS will strive to be the front-runner, employing qualified practitioners to deliver youth offending, intervention, prevention, and deterrent programmes throughout the West Midlands.

Our aim 

Is to become a nationally recognised channel to provide information advice and guidance to ex-offenders leaving custody. We support our clients by providing the necessary training and support to enable them to reintegrate without stigma within the wider society. We provide housing support, mentoring, counselling, employability and related skills training and development.


  • BCDS provides employability workshops for all, increasing service-users self-esteem and self-awareness.
  • Workshops to develop life skills.
  • Information about integrating into the workplace.
  • Employment rights discussed.
  • Completing the final stages of becoming an accredited City & Guilds training provider.

Our Partners and Funders

Birmingham Community Development Scheme

Other Services

Mentoring

Employability

  • BCDS offer True Life Mentoring Service.
  • A tailored service using a holistic approach.
  • Approved Provider Standard from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation
  • Qualified and approachable mentors and money mentors teaching life skills. 
  • Individual sessions or group sessions available.
  • Reintegrating ex-offenders and those at risk of offending back into society.  
  • Sister company Birmingham Youth Empowerment Project (BYEP) focusing on improving the lives of young children www.byep-solutions.org
  • DBS Checks provided by BYEP
  • BCDS Accountancy www.bcds-accountancy-services.com

Benefit of the programme

Birmingham Community Development Scheme helps with the rehabilitation of prisoners who take part in the programme. It gives serving prisoners a chance to positively pay back society and their victims for the crime they committed. Simultaneously they will help divert young people from crime, enhancing their rehabilitation.


Our programmes help and empower young people to be moral citizens. The aim is to help service users reach the full potential as progressive men and women in society. We use role- play and testimonies from ex-offenders in a practical way to show young offenders that there are other choices rather than crime. BCDS helps prevent youth from offending and ex-offenders from reoffending. We help turn their lives around in a positive way.