I’m at a tough referral centre in inner city London. Each morning students shuffle through an airport-style metal detector that alerts onlookers for possible knives and other sharp objects.
Former British world boxing champion Nigel Benn has joined a campaign that aims to reach out to under privileged children in tough inner city areas of Britain’s cities.
The best way to reach people is to tell them stories. It’s a tried and tested method going back millennia – and it’s one we used recently in some London secondary schools.
Earlier this year Ofsted was attacked in a report that claimed its inspection of children’s services was outdated and even harmed the children it was trying to protect.