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Youth Work Sessions: How to encourage healthy eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone. This means eating a wide range of foods, including the occasional treat, and balancing this with the amount of exercise done each day. To help open up discussions and start to explore healthy eating, here are a few tried and tested activities.

Training at the top

Directors of children's services face unique challenges, shouldering wider responsibilities at a time of structural change. Charlotte Goddard looks at the training for aspirant leaders

ChildRIGHT Interview: Amy Winter, business support manager, Coram Children's Legal Centre

The Coram Children's Legal Centre (CCLC) has launched an enhanced version of the Child Law Advice Line (CLAL) service, funded by the Department for Education, that has been providing parents, carers, children and young people with legal advice since 2004. Last year, the line provided advice to approximately 900 callers each month. The organisation's project manager for the CLAL, Amy Winter, tells us more about the changes.

Interview: Mark Johnson, founder, User Voice

Mark Johnson is waging a war on interfering middlemen. He's angry young offenders do not have a voice, he's tired of social structures distancing them from policy-makers and he thinks government cuts demonstrate classist principles.

Case studies: Project casebook

Jo Stephenson reports on sex education sessions delivered by young mothers in Hertfordshire; a youth arts festival in Hackney; a film presentation made by young people to councillors in Wiltshire; and a youth card scheme in Barking and Dagenham.

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