Community leaders including sports coaches and youth workers are to be offered specialist training to have "safe conversations" with young people, aimed at combating knife crime.
Appointing a dedicated youth minister would help the UK implement the UN's strategy, say experts.
Swingeing cuts to youth services since 2010 are the result of an ideological drive to target support at disadvantaged young people, with little prospect of any change, says youth work expert and author Bernard Davies.
Nearly three times as many youth charity leaders expect annual income to rise in 2019 compared to those who think it will fall, but most say they want more support to develop partnerships with local businesses.
Chair of a parliamentary inquiry into youth work says decisive action is needed to reinvigorate profession.
Girlguiding UK was forced to defend its policy of admitting transgender people after expelling two volunteers who publicly objected to the stance.
Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University examine...