Together with The Children's Society and Just For Kids Law, LET'S TALK is planning a special video discussion edition on Exclusion. Our two partner agencies are bringing forward young adults with a background of exclusion from which they have been re-assembling their lives. These are voices that need to be heard by those who drive education policy. Plans for this [...]

2021-10-12T10:51:52+01:00October 12th, 2021|

Combatting County Lines

"County Lines: Protecting children from exploitation" At LET'S TALK we are concerned about school exclusions, seeing them as feeding disaffected and vulnerable young people to predators on the streets. Running drugs from London out into the provinces and further afield is the business of County Lines. Here is a story that makes clear that this 'business' is very present, supports [...]

2021-09-13T09:56:26+01:00September 13th, 2021|

LET’S TALK Video Report 2020

After five Forums in a range of venues, here is a substantial video discussion featuring panellists from the past two years of working around Southwark in schools, a youth club and a theatre. Contributors alongside the young people of Southwark include - two seasoned youth workers, Fokrul Meah and Donna Wallace a very senior retired Civil Servant from the [...]

2021-01-18T12:15:27+00:00January 12th, 2021|

LET’S TALK 2020 Forums increase

Building on the success of the LET'S TALK format, the 2020 series of Forums increased from three to six events, though due to Covid-19 the final event scheduled at Dulwich College was postponed due to lockdown. Overall therefore we are reaching further across our target area in Southwark, to more local schools, youth clubs and performing arts organisations. They began [...]

2020-06-01T17:04:11+01:00June 1st, 2020|

Going home alone

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2020-03-06T16:48:16+00:00March 6th, 2020|

2020 FORUMS & The Police

The LET'S TALK 2020 Discussion Forums started in January 2020. We began at The Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell, visited Surrey Square Primary School - both in January; then in February we went to Highshore School in Camberwell; in March we visited Ark Walworth Academy and Bede House. Sadly the scheduled Forum at Dulwich College was postponed due to Covid-19. [...]

2020-06-01T17:35:08+01:00March 6th, 2020|

Educating the parents

A YouTube channel to educate the parents was proposed by students in the first round of discussion Forums early in 2019. Community TV Trust is taking up the challenge and looking for young people to step forward and generate content for this channel. Podcast - text - image - video - music ... If you are 19 or under and [...]

2020-03-06T15:48:19+00:00March 4th, 2020|
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