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Young people are to take a central role in designing initiatives that will receive funding from a £90m programme, the government has said.

A new £6.5m youth zone will be built in north London, the charity behind the initiative has announced.

Telford CSE youth work team 'under-resourced'

By Joe Lepper |

16 March 2018

A specialist youth work team set up to support victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Telford was unable to effectively tackle the scale of the problem due to a lack of funding and excessive workloads, it has emerged.

More young people will be encouraged to take part in the government's flagship National Citizen Service initiative as part of efforts to improve community integration in five areas where segregation is a problem.

Staff in primary schools often feel powerless to support young people at risk of getting involved with gangs, because they are not getting the help they need from within the school or from other local agencies, a report has warned.

Employers should help young people on apprenticeships gain financial skills, as nearly half struggle to pay their bills, a report has said.

A London charity has been handed £400,000 to support 300 youth clubs across the capital to provide improved services and activities.

The British Youth Council's youth select committee will explore the barriers preventing young people from accessing work experience in its next inquiry, it has been announced.

UK Youth has set out an action plan to attract a diverse range of investment into the youth sector to guarantee its long-term future.

Organisations working with children and young people have been invited to contribute to a new government strategy that will encompass elements of youth work and social action.