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Following Prime Minister Theresa May's election call, children's leaders are drawing up key policies. They say issues like school funding, free childcare and recruiting health visitors must not be drowned out by Brexit.

Evolution of youth work courses

By Derren Hayes |

04 May 2017

Amid closures of some youth work degrees, universities are adapting how they train future practitioners

Safeguarding against sexting

By Neil Puffett |

11 April 2017

How youth workers can help educate young people about the risks of sharing explicit images.

Sharing risk in youth work

By Brendan O’Keefe |

14 March 2017

Youth mutual boss identifies four principles for providers and commissioners to deliver effective services.

Derren Hayes talks to Helen Marshall, chief executive of youth health charity Brook.

Boosting participation in NCS

By Derren Hayes |

28 February 2017

Youth social action scheme must engage more disadvantaged young people to hit growth targets.

New youth work income streams

By Rosemary Watt-Wyness |

14 February 2017

With council funding falling, charities must develop fresh ways of boosting revenue, says London Youth.

Guide to the Life Chances Fund

By Jonathan Flory |

31 January 2017

Advice on how to bid for slice of £80m of social finance to fund projects tackling youth unemployment.

How to bid for Tampon Tax Fund

By Adam Offord |

03 January 2017

Charities supporting women and girls can now get a share of £15m fund derived from tax on sanitary products.

Tackling discrimination in schools

By Adam Offord |

06 December 2016

Councils should insist schools record and report incidents of racism and religious hatred, youth leaders say.