It's for real. A group of Southwark young people are now delivering training sessions to Met recruits. Something they set out to do and with support from Elevated Minds and Doreen Sinclair-McCollin they have been doing it for almost a year.
LET'S TALK has now recorded its special video discussion edition on Exclusion. Two partner agencies, Just For Kids Law and The Children's Society, brought forward three young adults with a background of or knowledge of exclusion and its impacts. These are voices that need to be heard by us all and especially by those who drive education policy. We were [...]
"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 [...]
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. https://vimeo.com/495904895 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 [...]
Is Family in crisis in 2020? Money and the Pandemic - working and staying safe. What is your child doing with her/his friends and are you a talking family? if you are local and want anonymity, fine. Speak to us.
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 [...]
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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. [...]
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 [...]
A range of voices from our second Forum of 2020