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Ambition chief set for new role at poverty charity

By Joe Lepper |

15 December 2017

The chief executive of charity Ambition is leaving to take the top role at a poverty charity, following the youth sector group's merger with UK Youth.

The welfare and rights of vulnerable young people being questioned or detained by police could be threatened by proposed changes to Home Office codes of practice, a coalition of youth justice organisations has warned.

A campaign has been launched by youth organisations to protect the UK's involvement in the European Union's (EU) Erasmus training and study programme.

The aspirations and skills of more than 2,000 disadvantaged young Londoners have been improved by a three-and-a-half year programme of sports and out-of-school education, an evaluation has found.

Government lacks a clear vision for youth services in England and is failing to provide leadership to the sector, councils have warned.

Labour urges action on youth knife crime

By Tristan Donovan |

04 December 2017

Labour has called on the government to deploy youth workers in hospitals to counter the growing number of young people dying from knife crime.

Call for youth workers to receive hate crime training

By Neil Puffett |

01 December 2017

Youth work staff should be trained to provide better support and guidance to young people on how to report hate crime as part of efforts to tackle racism, a report put together by young people has said.

Children's sector leaders have hit out at the lack of additional funding in the Budget to address pressures in schools, social care and youth services.

Charities secure City of London funding partnership

By Nina Jacobs |

21 November 2017

Two charities supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable young people will benefit from a new multi-million pound partnership with the Lord Mayor's Appeal.

The Institute for Youth Work (IYW) has questioned how much civil society minister Tracey Crouch values youth work and young people, after it emerged that government plans for a new three-year youth policy statement have been dropped.