Thursday, 21 Aug 2014
The government has backtracked on plans to require applicants to have at least a GCSE grade C in English and maths before they can begin an early years apprenticeship.
CYP Now investigation reveals that more than half of local authorities will have a shortfall of available places when then government's free childcare scheme for disadvantaged two-year-olds expands on 1 September.
Laura McCardle meets Michael Lynas, chief executive of the National Citizen Service.
Young victims of sexual exploitation get help from professionals but parents have to cope with the day-to-day fallout. Eileen Fursland accompanies a worker who provides parents with vital support.
Policy and practice: How to support looked-after children to lead healthy, fulfilling lives, and implement recent policy reforms.
Download your copy of the CYP Now Children in Care supplement 2014.
Youth work activity resource packs. Topics range from financial literacy to sexual health.
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
I first contacted Brighton and Hove City Council's youth employability service a few years ago, after I was excluded from college. I didn't revise for my GCSEs; all I wanted to do was to have a laugh with my friends and I left school and college without any qualifications.
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