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The government has named Prince's Trust chief executive Dame Martina Milburn as its preferred choice to chair the Social Mobility Commission.

Efforts will be made to set up Scout groups in 500 more deprived areas, and trial provision for children under the age of six as part of a new five-year strategy, the Scout Association has said.

One in three councils are yet to consider how they will replace local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) with new arrangements for multi-agency working, a study has found.

Youth workers seek minimum £1,000 pay rise

By Tristan Donovan |

15 May 2018

Unions representing youth workers are to push for a minimum £1,000 pay rise for each of the next two years, it has been announced.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will provide an additional £1.15m for community projects to help tackle the issue of knife crime in the capital.

A £1m rewards scheme is to launch in a bid to encourage young people to take part in social action projects, a decade after plans for a similar initiative were shelved by the former Labour government.

A council has been handed more than £19m to support projects helping young people, it has been announced.

The YMCA has called on the government to end funding cuts to youth services and for youth work to be given statutory status.

Councils turn away majority of homeless young people

By Tristan Donovan |

03 May 2018

Nearly six out of 10 young people facing homelessness who ask UK councils for help receive little or no support, a Centrepoint investigation has found.

The government's flagship National Citizen Service (NCS) social action programme should be closed or curtailed and its funding used to revive local youth services, a campaign group has said.