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Girlguiding UK sees spike in new members

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Record numbers of girls and young women have signed up to join Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in the past year prompting the charity to launch an appeal for more volunteers to keep up with demand.

We Move Fund

The We Move Fund aims to empower black children and young people through youth social action.

Youth work and sport: Research evidence

Analysis from the children’s commissioner for England in 2022 revealed that as children came out of lockdown, what they most wanted to do was play. Play and sport help children to build friendships, empathy and understanding.

Youth work and sport – Policy context

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Activity levels among children and young people generally have fallen since the pandemic. Latest figures from Sport England show that 45 per cent meet the chief medical officer’s target of 60 minutes of exercise a day, while a third of young people undertake less than half the recommended amount.

Youth work and sport: Special report

With activity levels among children and young people having fallen since the pandemic, a number of policies and funding programmes aim to encourage participation to improve physical and mental health.

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