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Stories 2 Connect

Enabling children and young people at the margins of society to tell their own stories

This research project is addressing the issues that children and young people at the margins of society, such as those on the edge of Barnardo’s services, have things to say but lack the means to be heard. Often media stories reinforce and actively construct negative stories about people who access services, while such characters are often omitted, marginalized or stereotyped in children’s literature. This lack of audience for their own perspectives on aspects of their lives erects barriers to children and young people’s for improving their own lives and those of other children and young people in their community. To address this we will enable stories to collected by and from other disadvantaged children and young people and then they will design their own objects we will enable them to spread their own stories to members of their wider communities.

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