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The 2013 Report: The year ahead for children and young people

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The coming year will present a profound set of challenges for all those who work with children, young people and families. CYP Now's 2013 Report aims to pinpoint these issues through a range of professionals. They put their cases for what must happen in policy and practice

Quiz of the Year 2012

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012
How closely have you been following the ups and downs of the children and young people's sector over the past 12 months? Test your knowledge here with the CYP Now quiz of the year

Labour makes youth service pledge

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Labour Party has revealed it will make youth services statutory if it gains power at the next election. But what would this mean in practice, and is it the best way to secure opportunities for young people?

Courses adapt to frontline demands

Youth work provision is becoming increasingly diversified, as needs and budgets vary across the country. Charlotte Goddard investigates whether courses and qualifications are keeping up with the changes

Health: Advice on Breast cancer

  • Monday, September 27, 2010
Breast cancer affects thousands of women in the UK but many are still able to live long lives after they have been diagnosed. Breast Cancer Care's Jackie Harris offers advice on how to make teenagers aware of the disease.

MPs sign For Youth's Sake pledge

  • Monday, September 20, 2010
Children & Young People Now's For Youth's Sake campaign has secured the backing of senior politicians, including former children's secretary Ed Balls.

Ask the Expert: Criminal Record Bureau checks

About 300 young people wanted to take part in our programme over Easter, and we had 30 volunteers offer their time. Because we did not have time to get their Criminal Record Bureau checks done, not all of the volunteers could help and not all of the children could join in. One young girl who could not attend ended up getting run over and she is still in hospital. I don't know why people don't realise the stupidity of the system. Surely there must be a short cut?

Send us your video clips

  • Monday, August 23, 2010
CYP Now is calling on youth groups to send in video clips of their projects in action as part of our For Youth's Sake campaign.

For Youth's Sake: Action page

A week-by-week guide to what you can do to support the campaign, which aims to highlight the importance of young people's services and raise awareness of how such services cannot be lost without consequence.

Atkinson speaks out on her role

England's children's commissioner Maggie Atkinson does not want her powers to be extended, remaining satisfied that her office's sole remit is to influence policy.

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