Testimonials

  • I have been meaning to write to thank all at REF for so kindly welcoming our students to the excellent conference and for the opportunity for them and me to gain so much. They were thrilled to be able to carry out so many interviews, listen to and be inspired and challenged by the speakers and engage so fully in the event. It was hugely appreciated by all of us and congratulations on such a wide-ranging and thought provoking event. They also gave the refreshments 20 out of 10!

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    With my deepest thanks and best wishes to all. I am especially grateful for the ease with which you all facilitated our involvement and were so supportive to us.

    Martin Spafford, Delegate at After the Riots
  • It was a very good conference. I hope from time to time we do things like this until we make a very strong voice for change and make a better life for all.

    Delegate at After the Riots
  • Well planned, good networks and a chance to share ideas.  Very positive.

    Delegate at peer learning sessions on equality and diversity in children and young people's services
  • Informal and relaxed atmosphere.  Plenty of time to discuss and learn.

    Delegate at peer learning sessions on equality and diversity in children and young people's services
  • Equality and diversity is something our project is already aware of and strong with. It is useful and informative to converse and see how others view and deal with issues raised.

    Delegate at peer learning sessions on equality and diversity in children and young people's services
  • Very useful thoughts to take away and feedback to the team.

    Delegate at peer learning sessions on equality and diversity in children and young people's services
  • The training was useful regarding governance, fundraising skills - procedures, legislation and support.

    Delegate at peer learning sessions on equality and diversity in children and young people's services
  • I feel more confident and have a better understanding of peer learning.

    Delegate at peer learning sessions on equality and diversity in children and young people's services
  • [the peer learning] made it clearer what I should be doing

    Delegate at peer learning sessions on equality and diversity in children and young people's services
  • A greater understanding of good governance will help me determine how to enable my organization to operate effectively.

    Delegate at peer learning sessions on equality and diversity in children and young people's services
  • Understanding what governance meant means that I can continue to work with equality and diversity in mind.

    Delegate at peer learning sessions on equality and diversity in children and young people's services
  • The programme gave me a lot of confidence in what I was doing already. I was doing a good job – I just needed to maybe do some things differently. The bits on behaviour, praise and positive discipline were really useful.

    #CANparent participant
  • The bits on behaviour, praise and positive discipline were really useful.

    #CANparent participant
  • The programme also helped me realise that I was already a good parent. It gave me the confidence to be assertive. I’ve really enjoyed it.

    #CANparent participant
  • It gave me the confidence to be assertive. I’ve really enjoyed it.

    #CANparent participant speaking about SFSC parenting programme