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Twelve-week programme prepares disadvantaged young people for work or training.

An apprenticeship store for Stockport young people

By Nina Jacobs |

02 January 2019

Council-funded independent advice service is a one-stop-shop for apprenticeships.

Local Spotlight: Knowsley Borough Council

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2019

Merseyside borough delivers improvements in children's social care after Ofsted 'inadequate' judgment in 2014.

Supporting young unaccompanied refugees, Belgium

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2019

A report by the European Migration Network cites Belgium as having some of the most supportive arrangements for older unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the European Union.

How young people explore outdoors to thrive

By Charlotte Goddard |

02 January 2019

Residentials offer vulnerable children the chance to try new experiences, improve their resilience, and build a stronger sense of themselve.

How game sparks healthy activities

By Charlotte Goddard |

02 January 2019

Project improves health and wellbeing by getting young people and adults moving.

Groundbreaking course paves way for 40 years in social work

By Philip Sands, Alison O’Sullivan, Gabrielle Jerome and Dave Ely |

02 January 2019

In 1978, graduates from the University of Bradford applied social studies course set out on their careers. They went on to be leaders in children's services, inspectorates, NHS services and in developing international welfare systems. Four of the Class of '78 reflect on how their training prepared them for social work practice and whether what they learned is still relevant today.

Young people from a deprived coastal community designed and delivered a social action project to support underprivileged peers.

Children in care buck attainment trend

By Nina Jacobs |

27 November 2018

Virtual head sets high expectations for looked-after children in Wolverhampton.

Programme makes pre-schoolers champions at maths

By Nina Jacobs |

27 November 2018

Programme provides training to improve childcare practitioners' maths skills.