Dr Jan Ewing was interviewed yesterday by BBC Radio Devon about the new lesson plans designed by experts at the University of Exeter Law School in collaboration with National Youth Advocacy Service and NACCC. These resources help pupils manage their emotions and make sure their voices are heard, when their parents separate. The new resources for 11 to 15 year olds aim to help schools sensitively tackle the subject as part of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum. The lessons cover young people’s legal rights to information consultation and representation, as well as how to deal with their emotions and seek support.

Dr Jan Ewing told the BBC:

“We know that it makes a bad situation just that little bit better. If young people are consulted and are informed they know what the process is going to be and just normalising the range of emotions that they might be feeling will hopefully help them to get through it”

Dr Jan Ewing, University of Exeter Law School

Listen to her interview on the link below:

BBC Radio Devon

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