Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Nearly two thirds of local authorities are providing care leavers with grants of at least £2,000 to help them set up home after children’s minister Edward Timpson called on them to boost levels of support.
Local authorities, family lawyers and the court system are gearing up to confront radical changes to the care proceedings system in a bid to ensure the majority of children can be found a home within six months.
As an independent commission sets out to examine what role youth work can play in formal education, Charlotte Goddard discovers a range of partnerships between youth groups and schools across the country
Gabriella Józwiak talks to David Holmes, chief executive of Family Action.
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Ravi Chandiramani: Youth workers could be the missing link in PSHE
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
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By the time I was seven years old, I was really worried as I couldn’t read or write. I loved all sport and the most important thing in my life was rugby. On the pitch I could forget my worries and my poor literacy skills didn’t matter. It was a real life-saver.
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