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‘At Redthread, we see youth violence as a health issue which, therefore, should be treated in the same way as a disease. This must start with an analysis of the causes, before going on to diagnose the problem, look at what works to treat the symptoms and develop solutions. Permanently excluding young people from school is not the root cause of why some become involved in violence, however their behaviour in school should be viewed as a symptom of the challenges they face and the vulnerabilities they experience. ‘
School exclusion challenge facing London feature on ITV News London. Filmed at Hawkswood Primary PRU with interviews from Founder and CEO of The Difference, Kiran Gill and headteacher of Hawkswood, Marie Gentles.
Headteachers want to reduce disruption in the classroom. But there is a cost.
Sally Weale, journalist, visits Blackpool PRU with The Difference.
At the launch of Joseph Rowntree Foundation's state of the nation report, UK Poverty 2017, the Chair of the Education Select Committee Robert Halfon MP gave the keynote address, identifying the importance of education and equal access.
New report uncovers rising numbers of exclusions of children from marginalised backgrounds
Excluded children cost the Government £2.1bn every year, while permanent exclusions have risen 40% in the last 3 years