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No.5 Young People

No5 Young People provides confidential listening support to children in Reading and is the only local provider of early intervention, open-access counselling.

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Berkeley Foundation is supporting No5 Young People to design and pilot a new intensive support programme for children at risk of school exclusion in Reading. In 2018-19 there were 891 school exclusions in Reading across 390 children.

The charity will work with excluded young people to design a prevention programme which will be rolled out over three academic years. By bringing together the charity's counselling expertise and excluded young people's lived experience, this programme aims to improve individual behaviour and reduce the risk of exclusion among 8-14 year olds.