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Mayor launches new £15m youth funding round

By Joanne Parkes |

16 May 2019

London youth projects are invited to apply for a share of a £15m mayoral fund aimed at supporting young people in the capital's high crime areas.

Scouts expands membership in deprived areas

By Nina Jacobs |

15 May 2019

Record numbers of new Scouts sections opened in areas of deprivation last year as part of a five-year strategy to bring opportunities to disadvantaged young people.

Many young people feel pressure to look their best online and 67 per cent regularly worry about the way they look, according to new research.

Anxiety and depression are the biggest barriers faced by young people when looking for work, a new study has found.

Knife crime has risen more in areas which have seen the largest cuts to spending on youth services, according to new research carried out by a cross-party group of MPs.

Fall in DCS turnover and new appointments

By Nina Jacobs |

30 April 2019

Only 17 new director of children's services (DCS) appointments were made last year, the second lowest number recorded in the 12-year history of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS).

A youth charity is backing calls for the government to deliver a fairer society for younger people by providing them with better housing and employment opportunities.

Girl-led change on issues ranging from the environment to emotional wellbeing is at the heart of a new manifesto from Girlguiding UK.

Hundreds more families and young people are set to benefit from a £4m boost to a charity's rights advice service, after Coram received the largest single gift in its near 300-year history.

Disadvantaged young people are twice as likely to be not in education, employment or training (Neet) in early adulthood - and inequalities remain even if they are qualified to the same level as their more privileged peers, according to a study published today.