Conference and debate for professionals working in Youth Education, Youth Social Exclusion and related areas.

Chickenshed, in partnership with Shared Vision UK, presents a conference and debate on issues related to social exclusion, gang involvement, knife crime and other relevant matters.

Social exclusion and the future for inclusion.

Date: Friday 24 May 1.30pm-5pm
Cost: £50 (includes conference and performance at 7pm)
Location: Chickenshed, Chase Side, London, N14 4PE

Using extracts from Crime of the Century (Chickenshed’s powerful performance work on social exclusion issues) to pose questions and feeding in responses to Chickenshed’s youth voice work, the day will offer the opportunity to explore social exclusion and to offer a vision for the future of inclusion.

Conference delegates will be invited to contribute positively – either by raising further questions, raising starting points for solutions or to add in any way to the conversation.

Conference Questions

  • What do young people know, understand and fear about social exclusion?
  • What can young people and professionals working with young people contribute to their own social inclusion future?

Crime of the Century is a production that explores the issues surrounding gang violence and anti-youth stereotyping. The production has toured for ten years to over 500 venues, performed in 600 productions to 75,000+ audience members.


Chickenshed changes lives by bringing young people from all social and economic backgrounds, cultures and abilities together to perform and study creatively alongside each other, many of whom have been marginalised by society and excluded from mainstream educational settings.

Shared Vision UK was created as an organisation to be at the heart of safeguarding excellence through the delivery of consulting services, innovation and design within safeguarding practice. They aim to enhance the integration of all safeguarding professionals through multi-disciplinary conversations and events. Shared Vision UK believe it essential that the voice of children and young people inform the commissioning and delivery of safeguarding services through meaningful inclusion and participation.