We are delighted to now be partnered with Nick Barnes, a child psychologist who works with local young people and the local authority in Tottenham. Nick is enthusiastic about the B4C concept and has already proposed a project with the Youth Offending Service that will look into the subject of lack of positive motivation in young people, possibly in relation to the recent riots.
Early days yet, but a meeting with the YOS is being arranged, where we can discuss ideas with them.
At the Small World Festival we were also fortunate enough to meet writer and activist Polly Rodgers, who has now joined the B4C team with a particular interest in looking at youth reactions to the recent riots and ways to motivate young people more positively. Polly lives in Hackney and is already benefitting the project with her excellent ideas and energy, both of which are very welcome!