Today is World Children’s Day which focuses on giving children a voice and making sure every child is included.
Allowing children to have a voice is a basic right given by United Nations and it highlights the importance of giving children a voice.
Giving children a voice promotes self esteem and self worth. By giving children a voice through choice, opinion, feelings and emotions children can develop and learn that they are important and valued. Feeling valued plays a large role in how a child learns.
We work to give as many children and young people as possible the chance to find their voice and make sure they are confident and able to enjoy life’s opportunities. We do this through our Flourishing Family mentoring and Family Centre, but also through our Skills to Thrive programmes and Nurture through Nature activities.
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You can help your child to find their voice by:
Are you a good listener? Can you spare an hour a week or more?
Recent research from the London School of Economics found that 40% of secondary pupils who qualified for free school meals were persistently absent during the 2021/22 autumn term.