Professor Gus John and Gerry German, founders of CEN

Our History

CEN was founded in 1999 by a group of lawyers, educators and social workers concerned with the level of school exclusions affecting African-Caribbean children specifically.

We provide a nationwide hybrid service to mainly ethnic minority (including African-Caribbean) parent / carers by offering them advice, support and representation for their children who may suffer obstacles to their educational achievement specifically in some instances, permanent exclusion from mainstream school.

CEN's aspiration is to drive its intervention platform PEP (Parents Empowering Parents) to remove the obstacles to educational achievement for the most vulnerable, specifically the use of school exclusions, by educating and upskilling parent / carers to become proactive in securing improved outcomes for their children in education.