It’s not you don’t fit the system…. the system doesn’t fit you

A young person talks with a representative from the Children's Society about how his ADHD wasn't recognised at school for years.  This is a common problem which schools need to be identified more quickly. Too many children are slipping through the system undiagnosed. audio text: "Yeah I used to be in detention for like fidgeting and stuff, stuff like that. [...]

2022-08-18T01:20:30+01:00August 18th, 2022|

Exclusion – Parents Often the Last to Know

Doreen from Elevated Minds talks about how parents are often the last people to know if a child is facing exclusion. This raises some important questions: Why? Shouldn't schools be working with parents to help deal with problems before they get to this stage? Are schools just trying to wash their hands of 'troublesome' student? Are schools failing children in [...]

2022-01-22T10:33:15+00:00January 22nd, 2022|

Donya – Look at People from a Positive Viewpoint

Donya talks about how young people are often stereotyped or labelled and young people often feel judged by society, teachers, etc. She says it is far more positive and better to say, "What are your strengths?" and look at people from that perspective. 

2022-01-14T20:48:58+00:00January 10th, 2022|

Police and Trust – Children’s voices

A child from Surrey Square Primary School talks about how she would like to see policing in Southwark and around the streets where she lives and goes to school. Shw says she would like to see more police, to ensure her neighbourhood is "safe and peaceful". Another child at Blue Elephant Theatre speaks about how she witnessed a stop and [...]

2022-01-15T00:18:10+00:00March 31st, 2021|
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