Seriously Awkward: The Children's Society

Seriously Awkward: The Children's Society

Posted by Richard Bond |  30th November 2018

 Alongside the Maths and English and vocational programmes we offer, all of the young people we work with take part in weekly Empowerment sessions which aim to give them a say on the issues that matter to them. These sessions are core to the learner experience at Rathbone Training.

The Children's Society

As part of these sessions two of our Bury learners, Charlie and Shannon, teamed up with The Children’s Society to support their ‘Seriously Awkward Campaign’.

The 'Seriously Awkward' campaign is designed to raise the awareness of the young people who are 'falling between the cracks' of provision when they transfer from their 'childhood' into 'adulthood' at 18. Many young people are left without the support they need. 

This included taking a trip to Parliament and the Department for Education to speak with the Children's Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, about their educational experiences and services for young people as the Government looks to review section 27 of The Children’s Act, focused on the support for vulnerable young people. They also hand delivered a letter signed by 10,323 supporters asking for more support for 16 & 17 year olds.

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To find out more about the Seriously Awkward Campaign and The Children's Society, visit their website


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