Norwich bullying recovery charity Red Balloon wins national award

Education secretary Justine Greening.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Education secretary Justine Greening. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A learning centre for children who have been through bullying, assault or trauma has been recognised with an award from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ).

Bullying recovery charity Red Balloon, which has five centres including one in Norwich, was presented with the award by Justine Greening, the secretary of state for education, at a ceremony at Central Hall Westminster on Tuesday.

The charity will receive a £10,000 cash prize along with the award, which hundreds of organisations vie for each year.

Andy Cook, chief executive of Centre for Social Justice, said: 'The work of Red Balloon in rebuilding children's confidence and self-belief is unique and truly transformative. They richly deserve to win the CSJ Education, Employment and Skills award.'

Red Balloon provides education, therapy and a supportive community to children who have been bullied so severely that they self-exclude from school.

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