Youth Participation

Francess Horton interviewed by Lisa Merker In the beginning of this year, the Department for Education published an independent review of Children’s social care. The evident was that children and young people in care with immigration issues were not focused on, in this review. Together with Coram Children’s Legal Centre, we do a yearlong project […]

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Youth Group Enjoys Weekly Adventures

In the last three weeks, the youth group was busy exploring London and going on many adventures!   It’s tradition that over the summer break, SLRA staff and all of the young people who attend the Youth Club sessions, head out on different trips, instead of participating in regular activities. This year, the young people had lots of exciting days-out planned: from London Zoo and ice skating in Streatham to exploring the Natural […]

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New Project at SLRA

written by Francess, Youth Participation and Policy Officer In January 2021, the Department for Education launched its independent review of children’s social care which was set out to radically reform the care system to improve the lives of England’s most vulnerable children, so they experience the benefits of a stable, loving home. In this document, […]

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What is better than going kayaking on a hot June day?

On a lovely Thursday in half-term, eleven young people and staff members met in the morning to start their journey from Lambeth to South Hackney to go on a new adventure. Our destination was the Labernum Boat Club at the Regents Canal.   Labernum Boat Club is a voluntary organisation ran by local people. On their website, it says they aim “to provide opportunities for the personal development of children, young people and […]

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Camera on, microphone connected, join the SLRA Youth Club on Zoom

Since the end of September, SLRA’s youth club project, Global Youth, has re-started its in-person sessions. Around 12 young people have been joining the youth club each week. The youth club is an opportunity to find distance from the difficulties that young people have to face during their daily lives. We really enjoyed meeting everyone and, together, […]

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