Mentoring and Befriending Foundation: MBF Publications

MBF Publications

MBF Publications and Resources

The resources listed below are available either to download or order from MBF.  Order items using the Publications List and Order Form or tel: 0161 787 8600, fax: 0161 787 8100, email: [email protected]

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Free leaflets and packs

Mentoring and Befriending - An Introduction
This leaflet introduces the work of the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (MBF), looks at what mentoring and befriending is and the benefits and characteristics that make a good mentor or befriender.

MBF Membership application pack
This pack includes an application form, a leaflet about the benefits of membership and an introductory leaflet to MBF and mentoring and befriending.

Approved Provider Standard - A National Standard for Mentoring and Befriending
This leaflet gives basic information about the Approved Provider Standard (APS), a national benchmark for organisations providing one-to-one volunteer mentoring or befriending. Supported by the Home Office and Department for Education and Skills, it provides programmes with a badge of competence and safe practice.

Approved Provider Standard Application Pack
This pack includes an application form, guidelines on how to complete the form and general information on APS.

Approved Provider Standard Application Pack for Schools and Colleges
This pack includes an application form for schools and colleges, guidelines on how to complete the form and general information on APS.


Guides

Setting up a Mentoring or Befriending Programme
This leaflet outlines the ten steps that any prospective mentoring or befriending programme will need to take to establish itself effectively.
25p member; 50p non member

A Guide to Fundraising for Mentoring and Befriending Organisations
This guide aims to provide an introduction to fundraising and highlights potential sources of funding. It is intended as a 'signposting' tool to different types of funding available from different sources in all areas of the country.
3 member; 6 non member

A Guide to Insurance for Mentoring and Befriending Programmes
This guide offers a useful starting point for practitioners and organisations concerned about adequately protecting both their own mentoring programmes and their volunteers.
3 member; 6 non member

Mentoring: A Guide to Effective Evaluation
This guide provides support for individuals and organisations wishing to improve mentoring practice and to gain better outcomes for mentees and mentors. It offers advice that can be applied in a variety of mentoring contexts.
3 member; 6 non member

Developing Your APS Evidence Portfolio
This portfolio aims to help you complete your application for the Approved Provider Standard (APS) successfully. It contains samples of the types of evidence to include with your application for the Award. Most of the examples are generic and can be easily adapted for use on your own programme.
10 member; 20 non member

Mentoring: A Guide for Schools
This booklet is of particular use to any school thinking about setting up a mentoring programme. It gives advice on selecting pupils, recruiting mentors, evaluating and monitoring the programme. Also contains case studies.
25p member; 50p non member

Mentoring: A Guide for Young People
This leaflet explains to young people how mentor relationships work and gives information on how to find a mentor. Offers guidance on the role of the mentor and suggests things that a young person can discuss with their mentor. their mentor. 
25p member; 50p non member 

Peer Mentoring: A Guide for Schools
This booklet outlines the steps to be taken prior to the introduction of a successful peer mentoring scheme in a school.
25p member; 50p non member

Peer Mentoring:  A Guide for Young People
This leaflet explains the concept of peer mentoring to young people with information on the benefits for both mentee and mentor. It can be used to promote the programme to school students.
25p member; 50p non member

Peer Mentoring: A Guide for Parents
A booklet giving a brief explanation of schools-based peer mentoring programmes, aimed at parents whose child may be involved in such a scheme.
25p member; 50p non-member

Mentoring: Advice for Parents
This leaflet answers key questions that parents may raise about mentoring and provides information on how mentoring can help their child.
25p member; 50p non member

E-mentoring: a guide to mentoring via email
This guide introduces e-mentoring for people who are considering introducing new schemes or adapting existing mentoring programmes.
3 member; 6 non member

Safe and Secure E-mentoring: A guide to developing successful projects
This guide gives detailed information on policies for safe and secure E-mentoring, security considerations and informative reviews of commercially available software. Also includes a guide to email etiquette.
3 member; 6 non member


DVDs

Face to Face 1 and 2
A resource tool for mentoring programmes working with schools and in the community

This half hour DVD is in two parts: Part 1 is for organisations working with school-based mentoring programmes. Part 2 is for organisations working with community based mentoring programmes. It can be used as part of a training session, for help with recruiting mentors or as part of mentee preparation.
10 member; 15 non member

Making Mentoring Work: How to run an effective mentoring programme
A DVD to inform and support new co-ordinators, provide guidance for those setting up a mentoring programme and as a benchmark of best practice for current practitioners. Guidance notes are included.
10 member; 15 non member


Training packs

Mentor Training: A Resource Pack for Programme Co-ordinators
This pack is a generic resource that covers the basics of mentor training and is aimed at supporting mentoring co-ordinators (or trainers) with little, or no prior experience, of delivering mentor training. It includes copies of handouts and overheads to use as part of your training. 
20 member; 30 non member 

Peer Mentoring: A Resource Pack for Pre-16 Practitioners
This resource pack aims to assist practitioners to design, plan and introduce a peer mentoring programme for pre-16 students. It provides training resources that can be adapted to include the primary and tertiary sectors and includes a CD-rom.
20 member; 30 non member

Peer Mentoring: A Resource Pack for Post-16 Practitioners
This resource pack aims to assist practitioners to design, plan and introduce a peer mentoring programme for post-16 students. It provides training resources that can be adapted and includes a CD-rom.
20 member; 30 non member


MBF magazine - Rapport

Rapport
Published three times a year, the MBF magazine offers in-depth articles and features on mentoring and befriending, news and events, publication reviews and case studies.
Free member; 3.50 non member


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