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Children's sector leaders are urging political parties to use the Prime Minister's snap general election announcement as an opportunity to prioritise children and young people's issues.

Thousands of children seeking help for 'loneliness'

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

13 April 2017

More than 4,000 children contacted the Childline telephone support service for help after suffering loneliness last year because they were feeling isolated and "lonely".

The Scout Association is calling for more adult volunteers in order to meet demand for places after its waiting list hit an all-time high.

Plans for £6m youth zone in London unveiled

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

10 April 2017

Plans for a new £6m youth zone - the third to be earmarked for London - have been unveiled.

Children's charity Barnardo's has launched a project designed to address a sharp increase in crimes committed by girls.

Youth worker regulation gets under way in Wales

By Neil Puffett |

03 April 2017

The body that regulates education practitioners in Wales has become responsible for the registration and regulation of youth workers, youth support workers, and work-based learning practitioners for the first time.

A university has axed its professional youth work course, blaming a dramatic reduction in job opportunities in the sector in recent years.

Youth charity unveils plans for £6m youth zone

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

30 March 2017

Plans for a new £6m youth zone in London have been unveiled.

The National Citizen Service (NCS) programme should work alongside other youth sector organisations to help increase the number of young people taking part, a senior youth services figure has said.

NCS provider issues school segregation warning

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

23 March 2017

Segregation in English schools is an ongoing issue, with more than 40 per cent of schools contributing to the problem, a study by a major National Citizen Service provider has found.