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 going into the 2nd year of the “Children’s Voices” during which the videos will be filmed.
This term the children will be creating scenarios and scripts for the videos, based on what they learn from interviewing professionals.

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

Term dates/times as follows:
4.00pm to 5.30pm each Wednesday from 26th February to 1st April 2020.

Cost per term:
£30.00 per child

If you would like your child to be considered for this project, then please complete the form below by the closing date, 24th February at 1.00pm, places will be limited and you will be notified if your child/young person has been given a place by 25th February.

With the new time schedule children can arrive at any time between 4.00pm and 4.30pm and leave between 5.00pm & 5.30pm