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Ban Isolation Room

 


END ISOLATION

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‘I was put in a school isolation booth more than 240 times'

 

To: Schools, Headteachers and Government


End the use of isolation units as a sanction in education.


Ban the use of isolation as a sanction for challenging behaviour in schools.


Isolation rooms or internal inclusion units DON'T work to prevent "disruptive behaviour" and can increase further disruption believe this method is neglect of students needs and go as far as calling this sanction child abuse and concerns for mental health manifestation. 


We Say:

Isolation rooms or internal inclusion units DON'T work to prevent "disruptive behaviour" and can increase further disruption believe this method is neglect of students needs and go as far as calling this sanction child abuse and concerns for mental health manifestation. 


Students many vulnerable children and or with complex needs are being placed in small and restrictive isolation booths for long periods of time - sometimes the whole day and known to occur even full school weeks. This is could be for trivial offences such as uniform issues.


Parents not informed directly that their children are in isolation the ‘ inclusion unit’.

We say this is cruelty and almost likie sitting the child against the wall with the 'Dunces' cap on and serves to damage the mental health and self esteem of students and the potential long term effects need to be properly researched.


This practice needs to end and be banned.



"I worry about the number of black boys excluded in London’, says Ofsted director"


End Discriminatory Exclusions

 


END SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS

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Black Caribbean pupils excluded from schools up to six times more often than white peers

 

To: Schools, Headteachers and Government


STOP exclusions that are used disproportionately against Black students.


STOP excluding children as a matter of normality and course to PRU's where far too many young people and up on to the street mad available to the hands of groomers and street crime and worse fatalities.

 

We Say:

Exclusion discrimantes and in the UK we exclude around 8,000 pupils each year Black Caribbean Pupils are 3x times more likely to exclude than White student.


Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) students are also hard hit. Take care of children and not wash your hand sending them from pillar to post until they reach 16 and of no longer responsibility to those who failed us in years gone by.


Exclusions allow removal for schools to take responsibility to safeguard to protect young people and exclusions are often a discriminatory sanction used by Head teachers across the UK in disproportionate manner against Black and Brown students, particularly Black boys - Exclusion has been implemented as normalisation sanctions against children who need support and not to be excluded and need to be STOP. We believe exclusion discriminates and this should not be allowed to be the norm.

In Scotland, permanently exclusion is almost unheard of now, and the rest of Britain should look to Scotland as a model to follow.

Schools and government’s disregard how discriminated exclusion is and has been for a long time, Schools and the government disregard for the outcomes of young people has led to this community coalition demanding the complete removal of the ability to exclude children from schools, up to now has been ignored.

The Secretary of State is failing its international Human rights obligations of ensuring non- discrimination, and its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Schools have a number and variety of options they can use instead of exclusions and if Scotland can all but end exclusions so can the rest of Britain!



End Discriminatory Stop & Search

 


SUSPEND STOP & SEARCH

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Police stop and search powers 'should be suspended'


To: Police and Government


STOP exclusions that are used disproportionately against Black boys and men in particular.


Police powers to stop and search people in a specified area should be immediately suspended, Justice says.


The human rights group says stop-and-search is key in the disproportionate representation of black people in the criminal-justice system.


Its report asks the Home Office for an independent evaluation of "the impact and effectiveness of these searches".

The government says stop-and-search is "a vital tool which helped police seize 11,000 dangerous weapons last year".

And the Metropolitan Police says it as "a hugely important police power for protecting the public".

 

We Say:

'Racial disparity'

We agree with the team of senior lawyers and experts and Justice who together raised the report because of rising concern about the proportion of children belonging to ethnic minorities in youth custody.


This has hit a record high, according to Ministry of Justice figures. And Justice say this "represents the most acute manifestation of racial disparity" in the youth justice system.


A government official said: "No-one should be stopped and searched because of their race.

"We are determined to tackle the deep-rooted causes of over-representation in the criminal-justice system."


And so the government say, and then do nothing to prevent disproportionate and targeting of innocent Black and Brown children for continuous racist harassment of stop and search that causes harm and trauma of Black children and young people. Stop and search does not reduce knife crime, when they take a knife of the street it does not prevent another knife or more taking its place.


Invest in children and young people rather than targeting, stereotyping and criminalising young people for the sake of society as a whole, work to prevent dividing us but to unite us in racial equality, parity, equity and for the sake social justice to save lives.

LIVING LEGACY


Firmly putting a stamp on the future and making a contribution to the next generations.


Young people want to leave a legacy, we want to feel that our lives matter and so did those who long fought and STILL fighting for our equality and freedom.


We want to help shorten the journey that been so long without and fair end, we want to enable our children to live a better life in a better world, BUT to realise this we need to campaign now for what we want and to see in the future and set for the upcoming  generation.


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