Why does it matter
Distressed children and young people are unable to flourish and grow
Our young people face many types of challenges that can often leave them frightened, pressurised and unable to cope. Unless they are given the opportunity to explore their feelings of helplessness, fear or anger this is often be displayed at home or in the classroom. There are those young people who will become aggressive and or disruptive whereas others may withdraw completely avoiding friends and relationships , shutting everyone out.
“If these children are to stand a chance of getting their lives back on track, they need our help - and they need it now, not later” “A child’s formative years have a huge impact on their long-term development and prospects.” (Place 2 Be 2011)