Character and Resilience: A Call for Evidence

ASCL welcomes this consultation and agrees entirely with the premise that young people need to develop character and resilience as they grow into adulthood, alongside academic achievements.
However, we believe that the consultation pays insufficient recognition to the fact that many young people experience highly traumatic, difficult lives. Young people in this situation would find it extremely difficult to engage with character development, in the form envisaged here, before a good deal of intervention had taken place.

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