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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Feedback From Trainees To Young Peer Leaders After Training

Feedback From Practitioners After Training

Feedback From Adults & Decision Makers At NHS England Event

Feedback From CACI Staff After Empathy Lab Session

Comments From Young People & Practitioners At Our Empathy Lab

Feedback From Practitioners After ‘Youth Engagement’ Training

What Was The Highlight Of The Day?

  • Sharing our experiences and views to make things better
  • Getting my voice heard
  • Hearing real voices of young people in criminal justice
  • Meeting new people
  • Having my say

  • Getting to hear people’s stories and views
  • Putting my voice out
  • Knowing we can make a difference
  • Having my voice heard and listening to everybody else’s opinions
  • Talking about these problems

Messages For Decision Makers

  • Think before you act
  • Value our young people’s opinions and listen to us as we’re the ones who’ve lived it
  • To help young people gain more in life and help them from reoffending
  • Invest in therapeutic approaches for young people in addition to education
  • Listen to young people

  • Experiences individuals should work with young people
  • Services need to be flexible and adaptable and based on individual need, not organisational need
  • Be more child focused. Invest in them, empower them
  • Make sure you get our voices heard and actually take them into account so that it makes a difference to people’s lives
  • It is important to listen to young people’s views, but they need to know their voices and experiences are being heard and things changing