Young People's Area


"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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"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"

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Sarah Wilkinson

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

Most recently, as Catch22’s Impact Lead for Care Leavers, Sarah delivered a national project aimed at improving local services for care leavers. She is currently working on freelance projects and volunteers at a health and well-being service for 16-24 year olds.

Sarah is passionate about embedding co-production and participatory approaches within organisations to transform services, improve lives and enact lasting social change. She has worked in partnership with Peer Power since its early days and is a strong advocate of Peer Power’s mission to embed empathy, love and relational approaches in social care, justice and health settings.