A young person talks from his experience at school, where once accused of wrongdoing, it is almost impossible to defend yourself The result can ultimately end in exclusion, which to his mind defeats the point... "...basically you can't speak up, you just have to accept the punishment, even if you've done nothing wrong. Like you just have to accept it. [...]
A mother gives advice to girls who may find themselves in a situation: '...when you see somebody if you're with a group and they're doing something wrong and you know it's wrong, take yourself away. Remove yourself from that situation. Don't get dragged into it; don't get caught up into it. But as long as you have that self-love, that [...]
In a discussion held with some young people at a youth club, Freddy from The Childrens Society comments on how schools' use of exclusion only makes the problem worse: Audio: "So with exploitation you can have, like, one of the reasons a child may be sort of misbehaving or acting out, that may be because they're being exploited, and the [...]
One thing we discovered in talking to young people is some people would not talk to their parents. But knowing you are falling deeper into danger and not being able to talk to someone is a burden. Carrying this burden all by yourself can have an impact on your own mental health too. In this soundbite a mother gives her [...]
This is the story of a mother who had the feeling her son had been stabbed. ".... I didn't see the stabbing but I knew it was going to happen before it even happened. Because I saw the movement. Yeah, I saw the movement so... and he run off so I didn't know where he was. And then I called [...]
Who are your friends? A young person talks about his experiences with hanging around with the wrong crowd. Before he realised it things got out of hand. It was only then that he discovered something else about the friends he had been hanging out with.
Doreen from Elevated Minds talks about how mutual respect comes from both sides showing respect.
Rose from Campaign against Exclusion talks about how once a student is labelled as being in a PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) can not only affect how they see themselves but can also affect how other student see them
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.
".....of a child that they were finding difficult" Joseph Duncan of Youth Futures comments on how schools are keen to get rid of what they see as a problem, but the child is left out of the equaation, without being given the opportunity or space to work out what it is that they need. This is part of a longer [...]