Inside Out (a project supported by Youth Justice Voices and Barnardo’s Scotland: Outside In HMP&YOI Polmont) has been recognised as a Scottish Charity Awards finalist in the Pioneering Project category, recognising the unique project which works with care experienced young boys and men in HMP&YOI Polmont to amplify their voices and bring about system, policy and practice change.
Inside Out have also been nominated in the People’s Choice Award category. To help them win, please click here – and encourage others to do the same.
Ruth Kerracher, Youth Justice Participation Lead (Staf/CYCJ) Youth Justice Voices said: “I am absolutely delighted that Inside Out have shortlisted for the Pioneering Project Award. We’ve worked hard over the past three years to ensure that our projects at Youth Justice Voices are led by the needs, interests and aspirations of care and justice experienced young people. Thanks to our partnership with Barnardo’s youth work team we have been able to provide both a safe space and platform for young people to have their voices heard and acted on within and outwith HMPYOI Polmont.
“We are incredibly proud of the boys and young men who make Inside Out what it is. They have worked really hard as a group to come up with unique ideas to support their peers during lockdown, to learn about their rights and to influence policy and practice. I have no doubt that they will continue to speak out about issues within the care and justice systems for children and young people.”