Children’s Voices

This five-year project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, will give our children a voice to tell the professionals how to do it correctly by creating training videos for professionals from all fields to be disseminated nationwide that will see it from a child/young person perspective. This project is open to all Addup children and young people. The children will learn new skills including: interviewing, presenting to professionals, creating videos, performing and directing.

We designed this project for the children to be able to tell doctors, teachers and other professionals “This is not the right way to do it for us, do it a different way and you will get a better result from us”.
How many of you come to us about how you battle to get the right support for your child? About teachers… Not understanding your child? Intimidating you? Excluding your child because they don’t know how to cope with him/her?

This project was designed to change this, to help them understand that shouting at a child does not get the result, that taking away their playtime does not get the result, that isolating them does not get the result.

We are now into the 2nd year of the “Children’s Voices” during which the videos were to be filmed, however, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the timeline of this project is subject to change.
This term the children will be creating scenarios and scripts for the videos, based on what they learnt from interviewing professionals.

If you would like further information or wish to discuss the project, please call the office.

Each Wednesday
From 9th June to 21st July 2021
4.00pm to 5.00pm
The Billet
59 Billet Lane
RM11 1AX
£35 per course – payable in advance.
This project is for Addup members only

If you would like your child to be considered for this project, then please complete the form below by the closing date, 18th May at 12.00pm.
Places will be limited and you will be notified if your child/young person has been given a place from 20th May.