• Home
  • News   breadcrumb   Youth work

News / Youth work

Youth work student numbers fall to record low

By Joe Lepper |

14 August 2017

The number of youth work students has fallen sharply to their lowest level on record, with courses continuing to struggle to recruit men, latest figures have shown.

The Labour Party has criticised the government for its failure to deliver its pledge to publish a new youth strategy.

A support programme for young people not in education, employment or training (Neet) is expanding its range of services to include help with mental health problems.

Analysis projects rise in 'homeless' families

By Nina Jacobs |

11 August 2017

There are 50,000 children living in 'homeless' households, with numbers projected to rise by a quarter over the next decade unless the government tackles the problem, analysis reveals.

Nottinghamshire County Council is sending youth workers onto a hospital ward in a bid to boost the wellbeing of young patients.

Former Kids Company directors face ban

By Tristan Donovan |

01 August 2017

The Insolvency Service is to petition the courts to ban the former directors of failed children's charity Kids Company from future directorships.

Council approves £1.3m cuts to youth services

By Joe Lepper |

01 August 2017

A council has announced plans to cut youth service spending by £1.3m next year, a reduction of 29 per cent to the overall budget.

Planners approve £6m youth zone in London

By Neil Puffett |

28 July 2017

Planners have given the green light to proposals to build a £6m youth zone in Barnet.

The government has pledged to engage with youth groups and said that their voice will be heard in its negotiations on the UK leaving the European Union.

A youth project that enlists 14- to 25-year-olds to improve mental health services for young people is going to be launched in more areas following a successful trial.