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Councils need help to beat child poverty rise

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  • Monday, April 28, 2014
Projecting what will happen to child poverty figures between now and 2020 is a difficult task for the statisticians and number crunchers, let alone politicians and campaigners. So pronouncements on what the future holds have to be treated with a hefty dose of caution, particularly with a general election not far away.

Legal Update: Court anonymity for young people

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  • Monday, April 28, 2014
Kirsten Anderson, legal research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre discusses a ruling that children previously involved in court proceedings can be named in the media after they turn 18.

Stories of 'lifetime Neets' will often end in tragedy

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  • Monday, April 28, 2014
A European conference was held in Bucharest last month to consider the plight and position of those young people who have been dreadfully labelled as "Neets" - although there is nothing wrong with being concerned about young people who have been excluded from, or dropped out of, education, training and employment.