Our networks sharing their experiences and expertise
Kellie Ziemba was interviewed by BBC Radio Coventry Warwickshire about her organisation Kairos WWT search for a new home in Coventry.
Ben McCay was quoted and wrote a first person article in The Times about My Life My Choice’s ‘Don’t Lock Us Away’ campaign.
Lady Unchained was interviewed in The Daily Mirror for an article titled ‘Brenda proves women can turn their lives around after being released from prison.
Lady Unchained was on BBC Woman’s Hour about Jimmy McGovern’s series Time and how short prison sentences impact women.
Jan Cunliffe and JENGbA were featured in BBC Radio 4‘s show Law in Action on an episode about Joint Enterprise.
Members of The Voice of Domestic Workers network, Future Voices, were featured on the BBC World Service documentary, ‘Other People’s Children’.
Sue Beere wrote ‘Bound By Injustice: no stigma, no shame or judgement’ for The Justice Gap
Debbie Iromlou wrote ‘As an adult adoptee, I want to see children being put at the heart of adoption‘ for Children and Young People Now
Kellie Ziemba an op-ed for experience the Third Sector titled ‘Charities must recognise the immense value of lived experience’
Sabrina Jones, Rachael Mole, Sam Billingham and Steve Arnott joined NPC Open Philanthropy Panel made up of funders, research/policy makers, practitioners and people with lived experience.
Shanine Fasasi wrote an op-ed for Children & Young People Now titled Let’s break the cycle of black boys being failed by the education system
Zain Hafeez and Jan Cunliffe Co-Faciliated a session for NEON with Jude Habib on supporting people with lived experience in the media.
Kevin Osei spoke to GMB on A level results day on alternative paths to employment, and wrote for CYPNow on ‘The power of mentoring in bridging barriers to success‘.
Johanna Bernard wrote ‘Acknowledging the role of kinship care on Windrush Day’ for Children Young People Now.
Alan Stuart was featured and interviewed in The Daily Express for an article was titled ‘Family calls for new emergency 999 number after son, 23, left home and never came back’ about campaigning for 24/7 mental health emergency helpline.
Zain Hafeez appeared live on BBC Newsnight where he spoke on the Illegal Immigration Bill.
Sabrina Jones wrote an op-ed in Children and Young People Now titled ‘Let’s halve school exclusions by the end of the decade’.
Samantha Billingham was interviewed by BBC West Midlands about coercive control and the Government’s proposal to put controlling behaviour on par with physical violence.
Jan Cunliffe was interviewed by The Guardian about JENGbA’s win against The Crown Prosecution Service and changing joint enterprise prosecutions to be monitored for racial bias.
Emma Pears and the SELFA Youth Council were interviewed by BBC Radio York about supporting children’s mental health in rural areas.
Shaffia Khatun was interviewed by BBC Radio Leeds about her work at SKY Positive Minds and supporting the mental health of women and girls.
Sharon McPherson wrote ‘Consider the children: Why localism needs to be a devolution of resources not just power’ for Children & Young People Now about local authorities safeguarding children.
Lady Unchained gave an interview to BBC 1xtra about finding community in life after prison.
Anna Wardley spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought on why we need better support for children & young people who lose a parent or care giver to suicide.
Emma Pears wrote ‘Calling for a better way of funding our small grass-roots charities’ for Charity Times.
Emma Pears was interviewed by BBC Leeds about her report looking at mental health support for children.
Rachael Mole wrote ‘My disability costs me at least £500 per month’ for Metro UK.
Samantha Billingham wrote ‘As a domestic abuse survivor, I know Christmas can be the most feared time of the year’ for Metro UK.
Emma Pears was interviewed in the Yorkshire Post about her report finding that there is no mental health support close to home for children in rural areas
Chloe Juliette wrote ‘Once upon a time: a care leaver’s response to the John Lewis advert’ for Children and Young People Now.
Lady Unchained wrote ‘A jail term for GBH felt like the end of my life – but it was also the start of a better one’ for The Guardian’s ‘The moment that changed me’ column.
Emma Pears wrote ‘Why early intervention is vital for children’s mental health’ for Children and Young People Now.
Sharon McPherson wrote ‘Kinship care and the cost-of-living: A system broken for decades’ for Children and Young People Now.
Rosie Hodsdon wrote ‘The cost of living forced me into sex work – and this winter many more people will be too’, an opinion piece for the inews.
Jan Cunliffe wrote ‘My blind son was jailed for being at the scene of a murder. Halt this tide of joint enterprise convictions’, an opinion piece for the Guardian on the recent wave of Joint Enterprise convictions.
Lady Unchained interview ‘Poetry unlocked the doors to prison’ by the Islington Tribune explored racism in the justice system and her book Behind Bars.
Debs Teale wrote ‘I was angry that I survived my suicide attempt – and then I discovered painting’ for Metro UK for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Steve Arnott wrote ‘I only found out that I share a name with DCI Steve Arnott when my bowel exploded’ for Metro UK.
Debs Teale spoke to the Yorkshire Post on how an art class changed her life, and why social prescribing should be a priority in mental health.
Beth Thomas spoke to BBC Radio West Midlands for Children’s Mental Health Week.
Debs Teale spoke to BBC Radio Leeds on why she’s advocating for creativity for Mental Health.
Lady Unchained featured on the Second Chance Podcast by Raphael Rowe.
Steve Arnott wrote ‘Creativity curbs crime: the hip hop artist and campaigner determined to end ‘county lines’, an opinion Piece for Children and Young People Now.
John Crilly featured on the Better Human Podcast.
Craig Jones MBE interview ‘Admirals would say: we don’t want to serve with these people’ – Craig Jones, the sailor who came out and changed the navy’ in The Guardian G2.
Marie Van Herteryck wrote ‘While my daughter was being diagnosed as autistic, her doctor told me I am too’ for Metro.co.uk on being diagnosed with Autism at 45 and the importance of Autistic-led organisations.
John Crilly wrote ‘I’m the only person to have my conviction quashed. There are hundreds of cases more ‘unsafe’ than mine’ for The Justice Gap on Joint Enterprise and the change that is needed.
Marie Van Herteryck spoke to BBC Radio Three Counties on her late diagnosis of Autism.
Jasmine Moreton wrote ‘I have a stammer that means I can’t say my own name – I want to hear more voices like mine’ for Metro UK, following the campaign #NoDiversityWithoutDisfluency.
Beth Thomas wrote ‘The urgent need to tackle growing children’s mental health emergency’ for Children and Young People Now on the Child Mental Health Emergency, and shared her own experiences.
Jasmine Moreton spoke live on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire for International Stammering Awareness Day about why we need to hear more stammering voices in the media.
John Crilly featured on the Tortoise Media Podcast, and spoke at a live ThinkIn sharing his story and how it illuminates a wider injustice for those convicted under joint enterprise.
Angela Frazer-Wicks gave this talk for BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought.
John Crilly wrote ‘BBC’s drama Time took me back to being inside – I hope it showed the public how painful prison is’ for the I News on Jimmy McGovern’s prison portrayal in the BBC’s drama Time.
Simeon Moore gave this talk at the Rotary District 1200 Conference.
Journalist Milly Chowles interviewed Angela Frazer-Wicks for her BBC Woman’s Hour series ‘Second Chances‘. We connected Angela and Milly as part of our workshops with the Family Rights Group.
Amanda Hailes and Lady Unchained were interviewed in the Metro for a piece titled ‘Women in prison: Why building more cells isn’t the answer’.
Anne-Marie Douglas gave a talk titled ‘The Empathy Equation’ for BBC Radio Four’s Four Thought.
Lady Unchained presented her first BBC Radio Four documentary Unchained featuring Amanda Hailes.
Simeon Moore and Lady Unchained were featured in BBC Radio 4’s Lights Out programme on Prison Sentences.
Onjali Rauf talk ‘Why children are our most powerful hope for change’ was delivered at Tedx London Women
Rachael Gibbons gave her talk ‘Working Class Women’ for BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought.
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Travon Steadman, who went into care at the age of 16 after suffering abuse, says it was "difficult" for him to get the help he needed. pic.twitter.com/eOmR0hGHFM
Travon was live on Channel 4 News to share his experience of the care system.
Bryony Albery and Simeon Moore have both appeared on Channel 4 News
Simeon Moore, Anne-Marie Douglas, Travon Steadman, and Bryony Albery spoke at Byline Festival 2019
Lady Unchained has gone on to deliver a TedTalk
Caroline Kennedy’s talk is being used in training by NHS Health Scotland