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Here come the girls

To mark International Women’s Day this month, Charlotte Goddard reports on the work of Getaway Girls, which has supported the achievement and aspirations of young women for more than 30 years.

Learning Through Play, USA

Experiencing abuse or neglect can hinder the development of executive function skills, which children need in order to filter distractions, prioritise tasks, and control impulses.

Sibling relationships in the care system

Children’s services and courts face serious challenges when making care plans or permanence orders for siblings, writes Dr John Simmonds, director of policy, research and development at CoramBAAF.

Leadership: Inclusive recruitment

Individuals from diverse backgrounds offer employers a wealth of talent. Inclusive recruitment means not defining people by the challenges they face, but recognising the strengths they bring to a workplace.

Therapeutic Care: Special Report

With rises in children coming into care and reporting mental health problems, policymakers and service providers are developing therapeutic care and support across a range of settings to help young people.

Immigration and nationality legal aid

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, examines the implications of recent changes to legal aid for separated children with immigration cases.

Youth Work: Special Report

A decade of deep funding cuts has seen a huge reduction in provision for young people. But increasing recognition of the valuable role played by youth workers could signal a change in fortunes for the sector.

Frontline staff in the media

Media training for staff can be a game-changer in engaging with the press, so put trust in your frontline workers to tell stories in their own words and open the door to more authentic coverage.

Youth Work: Policy context

The last decade was not good for youth work. The statistics are well known: since 2010, hundreds of youth clubs have been closed; thousands of youth work jobs lost; and more than 100,000 places for young people scrapped – the result of a 75 per cent reduction in council youth work budgets.

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