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Home is a great place for many of us, but it is not always a happy or safe place for some young people.

Ben Kernighan has been appointed as Chief Executive of Leap Confronting Conflict. Leap is an award-winning national charity that provides inspirational conflict management programmes and support to young people and the professionals that work with them.

Mark Spelman, Leap’s Chair, said:

On my last day as I look back over the last eight years at Leap Confronting Conflict, it’s hard not to be in awe of young people, my colleagues and the seemingly exceptional collaboration that is growing amongst youth organisations.

Thomas Lawson, Chief Executive of Leap Confronting Conflict has been appointed Chief Executive of Turn2us, a national charity providing practical help for people who are struggling financially.


Sally O’Sullivan, Chair, National Poverty Charity Turn2us said:

Leap Confronting Conflict is a national charity that specialises in the creative management of conflict. In this post-Brexit world, we are all experiencing greater instances of conflict. Aaron Jean-Baptiste, a Leap programme graduate and Trustee, shares some advice so that you can manage the situation (and not have to leave the country.)