rock up

Our Youth Justice focused music programme.


Funded by Youth Music, Rock Up works with young people aged 12 to 18 through a range of youth justice partners including youth offending teams from across Greater Manchester and Barton Moss Secure Children’s Home. 

It was a pleasure to watch my young person engaged with something that months ago would not have been possible due to chaotic features within his life. It made me really proud to see him achieve something and I could see how happy he was to show me his portfolio, as this is the first qualification he has achieved throughout his education. A great opportunity for the amazing kids we work with! Very empowering
— Nicola Moore is Youth Justice Case Manager for Trafford Youth Offending Service

Building on the success of our pilot programme in 2016, TiPP is taking the next step in developing high quality, live musical experiences for some of Greater Manchester's most vulnerable young people.


Intensive, high quality, participatory music projects are at the core of the project through which young people can learn both musical and personal skills and gain an Arts Award.

In a new development for 2018, we are excited to be working in partnership with MyHub, Manchester's Music Education Hub bringing our skills in engaging challenging young people together with their expertise in the curriculum to develop and adapt the project for pupil referral units.

Supporting the project is an extensive workforce development programme which aims to upskill new and existing staff and offer opportunities for peer to peer learning and networking. 

I just wanted to thank you and the guys for the amazing workshops last week. We absolutely loved having you guys. David, John, Fas and Neil were all amazing and worked perfectly together. Each one brought something different to the table. They really engaged our boys and our boys really responded to them.
— Education Manager, Barton Moss Secure Children's Home
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