We offer journalists press releases, comments, blogs, radio interviews and television appearances. We endeavour to respond as quickly as possible (including outside of office hours) and are often able to comment immediately. Based in Victoria, Kidscape press officers are able to easily travel to most central London studios.
- To request an interview with a spokesperson please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- To sign up to our press list and receive regular press releases and briefings, please follow the signup process at http://bit.ly/kidscapepresslist
- For broadcast media interviews, connection to our ISDN line is available on request
Bullying of children and young people, online safety/cyberbullying, child protection and safeguarding in all areas, extremism and radicalisation in relation to children and young people, emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people, school exclusion and behaviour in schools, peer mentoring and education policy with regard to child wellbeing. We do not comment on ongoing court cases.
We take the wellbeing of children very seriously, and for this reason we are unable to facilitate press interviews with young people and families affected by bullying at short notice. On occasion we will have media-ready individuals for editorial pieces. These requests should be made with a minimum of two weeks’ notice.
Additional information on our services
Bullying of children and young people: We provide anti-bullying assertiveness workshops for children and families affected by bullying, anti-bullying training and consultancy for organisations, a Parent Advice Line, and a number of free resources.
Child protection and safeguarding: We provide training and consultancy in safeguarding and child protection. We work in schools and organisations throughout the UK as well as international schools and young people settings.We work with other organisations to develop their training courses on the topic.
Online safety/cyberbullying: We produce resources and training for young people, parents and professionals on the topic of online safety and cyberbullying. We are working with Masterclass to produce “Cookies”, a play inspired by the experiences of young people in their digital lives.
Extremism and radicalisation: We run the Extremism and Radicalisation Awareness training programme which trains students and staff in select London boroughs and helps safeguard against extremism and radicalisation.
Peer Mentoring: Empowering young people to mentor their peers is seen as an important intervention in a whole school approach to safeguarding. Kidscape are experts in setting up peer mentoring programmes and experienced in training and supporting peer mentors.
Lauren Seager-Smith - CEO Kidscape
Lauren is a highly regarded leader in the anti-bullying secor and campaigner for the rights of children and young people. She is a regular contributor across all forms of media. This experience includes BBC, ITV, Sky News, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sun, Huffington Post and more. Lauren has also written a comment piece for Hello magazine and is a regular blog writer.
Peter Bradley - Director of Services
Peter has been working professionally with young people for over 30 years in many settings; most have been focused within educational settings. A qualified psychotherapist he has a great interest in young people’s mental health. He is a safeguarding specialist and has facilitated courses throughout the UK and on the international circuit including South Korea, China and Hong Kong. He is an expert in keeping young people safe on the internet including cyber bullying, radicalisation and social networking. Peter has experience in working on television, radio and print.