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Up to 50 jobless young people are to be recruited by Merseyside Youth Association to help rebuild dilapidated homes in a run-down part of Liverpool, learning new skills in the process, thanks to funding secured from the government's Empty Homes programme and Nationwide Trust.

Skills for the Job: Helping children affected by poverty

By Maureen Nuttall |

06 January 2015

With poverty on the increase in the UK, the number of children and families needing help and support from professionals is growing.

Ask the Experts: Stand up for young people's rights

By Jeanie Lynch, Tracie Trimmer-Platman, Peter Lewis and June O'Sullivan |

06 January 2015

Our panel offers advice on helping young people accused of theft, CSE prevention, improving resilience and clearing nursery clutter.

A pilot project in Essex has successfully identified and engaged 12-year-olds taking part in risk-taking behaviour and used it to take a broader look at the issues behind their actions.

Behind the Inspection Rating: PRU profits from relationships

By Tristan Donovan |

09 December 2014

Encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit has earned Wycombe Grange pupil referral unit its third "outstanding" Ofsted rating.

Skills for the Job: Supporting gifted children

By Denise Yates |

09 December 2014

Children and young people with high learning abilities need support from professionals to help them make the most of their gifts.

Behind the Inspection Rating: PRU profits from relationships

By Tristan Donovan |

09 December 2014

Wycombe Grange, Buckinghamshire, Pupil referral unit inspection, July 2014.

How GP-based service gives families better support

By Emily Rogers |

09 December 2014

Wide-ranging family support improves the emotional wellbeing of families with complex needs.

Ask the Experts: Christmas activities at nursery

By Jeanie Lynch, Tracie Trimmer-Platman, Peter Lewis and June O'Sullivan |

09 December 2014

Our panel offers advice on Christmas activities at nurseries, tackling self-harm, managing budget proposals and secret engagements.

Project prevents four- and five-year-old boys under-achieving at school, reduces behavioural problems and boosts learning.