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The house that Daniel built

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Homeless young people renovate empty homes and then move in under a scheme launched by charity Centrepoint. Jo Stephenson visits the first property and meets the lads who will live there.

Youth justice roundup

  • Thursday, September 12, 2013
Troubled families progress, inspection of young offender institution for young women, and child sexual exploitation, all in the news in the past seven days.

The hidden helpers

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of children and young people care for a family member, but their needs often get ignored. Joe Lepper investigates the barriers young carers face in getting the vital support they require.

Ditch ‘bedroom tax' to save more children from poverty

I have a sense of déjà vu with regard to the benefit reforms. It reminds me of the last period of austerity in the 1980s. Here we are again, cutting back services and this time demonising the poorest in society and imposing benefit cuts on them.

Shared education could bridge the partisan divide

  • Monday, April 29, 2013
Northern Ireland's education system has been described as one of the most socially divided and segregated. The denominational system means that more than 90 per cent of pupils attend either "Catholic" or "Protestant" schools.

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