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Social prescribers for children

By Nina Jacobs |

26 February 2019

StreetGames' project could be the first initiative to "prescribe" social support for struggling young people.

UK silent on UN youth strategy

By Ally Dunhill and Emina Osmandzikovic |

29 January 2019

Appointing a dedicated youth minister would help the UK implement the UN's strategy, say experts.

Swingeing cuts to youth services since 2010 are the result of an ideological drive to target support at disadvantaged young people, with little prospect of any change, says youth work expert and author Bernard Davies.

Nearly three times as many youth charity leaders expect annual income to rise in 2019 compared to those who think it will fall, but most say they want more support to develop partnerships with local businesses.

Call for bold youth work vision

By Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP |

27 November 2018

Chair of a parliamentary inquiry into youth work says decisive action is needed to reinvigorate profession.

Girlguiding UK was forced to defend its policy of admitting transgender people after expelling two volunteers who publicly objected to the stance.

Enterprise fund: how it works

By Anna Smee |

25 September 2018

UK Youth outlines how youth groups can access new funding scheme to become more sustainable.

New strategy outlines plans for a review of youth services statutory guidance and to better integrate the NCS into local provision. Experts call for a clear vision of what good support for young people should look like.

Youth workers must go digital

By Pete Harris |

26 June 2018

With 96 per cent of teenagers using social media, youth workers must now engage them online.

As the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire approaches, youth organisations, charity funders and the council explain how they have collaborated to put support in place for hundreds of children and families.