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Young People's Area

Media

"I'm Walking A Life"

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"Whitney Spoken Word"

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"Young People Performing A Song"

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Experiences

"Be good to be close to family and those supporting you"

"Intelligence is more than School smart"

"Young people aren't out of reach. Services are out of reach"

"I just tried to stay out of trouble, connect with family and friends and get early release"

"The word education isn't a great word"

"Young people need a second chance"

"If someone's got something to lose they will fight to keep it"

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

"Knowing your rights and entitlements means you feel more empowered"

"If I complain, I don't think anything will happen"

"The long term affect is massive, but the decision is based on the judges mood"

"Young people should be involved from the beginning"

Sarah Wilkinson - Peer Power
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Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah has ten years’ experience in policy, communications and research roles across the charity sector, including positions at Barnardo’s, Victim Support and Nacro – where she managed the Beyond Youth Custody programme.

She is currently Care Leavers Impact Lead at Catch22. Sarah has worked in partnership with Peer Power and is a strong advocate for co-production and participatory approaches. She has significant experience of working alongside young people, helping them to use their voices to successfully influence policy and practice change.

Sarah volunteers at a wellbeing drop-in service for young people and is also a Trustee of the Ben Kinsella Trust.