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|

How going to a PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) can strengthen negative mindsets

Rose, a young person campaigning against school exclusions points out that young people who are sent to a PRU often feel labelled and once put on record as having attended a PRU may feel that it is already too late.

2022-02-04T07:23:29+00:00February 3rd, 2022|

Exclusion – A Vicious Circle

Doreen from Elevated Minds talks about how exclusion from schools can be a self-perpetuating problem because of parents' own negative experiences with education. How do you move forwards from this situation? Rose, a young person from the Schools Exclusions Campaign, run by 'Just for Kids', recounts her experience on a panel where she listened to account after account where children [...]

2022-01-30T21:18:54+00:00January 25th, 2022|

“What can we do to help stop knife crime?”

Chris asks young people at Bede Youth Adventure Project what can be done to help stop knife crime. The children ask for more funding for youth clubs and education to tell people that once you get involved in gangs and knife crime you can never get away from it.

2022-01-14T20:44:17+00:00January 14th, 2022|
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