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Barnardo's calls for better education on the dangers of 'sexting'

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014

Barnardo’s has urged police forces not to take a “heavy-handed” approach to dealing with young people found to have sent explicit images of themselves to friends.

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secure  New Education Secretary Nicky Morgan faces test to emerge from Gove's shadow

With nine months until the general election, children's leaders are sceptical that Nicky Morgan will have the time or experience to deviate from the agenda already mapped out by Michael Gove at the Department for Education.

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secure  Youth funding and services cut as councils overlook legal duty

A Cabinet Office survey of council youth services reveals provision has shifted more towards targeted interventions, with many predicting the universal model could disappear in the face of further cuts.

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secure  The IT Crowd: How technology is helping children in care

Dangers posed by cyberspace and prized gadgets are a concern for those working with looked-after children. Eileen Fursland explores the more positive contribution technology makes to young lives.

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Good Idea: Children in Surrey rewarded for sprucing up the neighbourhood

Speaking out Children and young people in care can often find themselves isolated and without the support of an adult to fight their corner. Emily Rogers visits a service taking up the battle on their behalf

Skills for the Job: Dealing with continence issues Wetting and soiling can cause great anxiety for children, but supportive professionals can ensure problems are overcome successfully

My National Citizen Service Danny, from Bolton, was one of around 30,000 16-year-olds across the country to participate this summer in National Citizen Service, the government’s flagship youth programme. Here, he charts his experience and how it made him feel

Courses adapt to frontline demands Youth work provision is becoming increasingly diversified, as needs and budgets vary across the country. Charlotte Goddard investigates whether courses and qualifications are keeping up with the changes

Parents empowered The government wants parenting classes to become the norm in its drive to support families. Joe Lepper looks at the different programmes available and the skills required to deliver them

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If you are unsure and stressed about what career path to follow, then don't be afraid to follow your dreams.

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