"You were very brave today and thank you for your honesty and sharing your experiences. They were invaluable keep up the good work and stay strong"
"It was amazing hearing from young people I really admire their confidence to come out and speak about their experiences. This can only help us improve services in future cases thanks to them as well"
"Extremely insightful individuals willing to help us and give us tips advice on how to improve our practice. Very brave young people and inspirational. Thank you"
"I found your contributions really helpful and interesting it definitely changes my opinion and perspectives. Keep doing what you are doing, it is really important"
"Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Very much appreciate it as it will hopefully help improve our work so we can have a more positive input on other young people in custody"
"First training about young people with young people. Wonderful"
"Really good methods of getting points across. Young people's involvement meant so much!"
"Well delivered. Big subject. Lots to do. Inspiring to get my YOT (Youth Offending Team) doing participation"
"Excellent training and great young people are involved, has a much greater impact"
"Would be great if it was a longer course. Trainer's enthusiasm is infectious! Great Training!"
"Everyone was a child and dealing with challenges can be difficult. However, you have to be positive and never give up on hope"
"Thank you for your time to share your thoughts and opinions - very inspirational and has made me decide to volunteer working with young people"
"Passionate young people who I listened to, thank you. I will spread your word/message!"
"Thank you for your time and most importantly your valued ideas"
"I was sorry to hear the difficulties some of you have gone through but just say, I admire you for your journey and the courage to share your stories and take responsibility of your lives. Don't give it up!"
"I found the Peer Power presentation very motivating and inspiring. This talk really hit home how tough a young person's life can be. How he has turned the negative into a positive"
"Very informative and powerful presentation by Peer Power"
"Exceptional session from Peer Power that reminded me why I do what I do!"
"It is all too often very easy to get lost in the minutiae of developing and supporting computer systems without thinking what they are actually helping to achieve. I found the Peer Power presentation to be something that seemed to touch everybody in the room. More of that stuff please"
"This was a very moving and emotional presentation that put the world into perspective. The part on empathy was an education – after this session a friend was talking to me about an experience, and my responses in the conversation actually changed to empathy from sympathy as a result of the Peer Power presentation. In addition, the whole session reminds me how we assist in the day to day lives of these YP!"
"We are still over assessing young people"
"Recognition that judgement is innate and should be included in reflective practice rather than ignored or avoided – which is more dangerous regarding prejudice"
"Not about the number of people, it's about the quality and value of the relationship, that what is remembered"
"Don't make me tell my story over and over again"
"Young people can be re-traumatised by continually telling their story"
"I will make my assessment appointment less formal. With the aim of learning more about the young person instead of ticking boxes etc"
"Review our approach (more ethical and empathetic) when engaging young people"
"The young people really engage and had a lot of knowledge to share"
"The structure was well thought out"
"I think it's important to remember the individual difficulties of young people i.e. knowledge and maturity"