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CYP Now 2018 Award winners unveiled

By CYP Now |

22 November 2018

The 2018 CYP Now Awards were revealed last night on a night of celebration and pride for the sector.

DfE funds Scouts to launch early years provision

By Neil Puffett |

14 November 2018

The Scout Association is set to team up with children's charity Action for Children to provide early years provision for four- and five-year-olds as part of a pilot project that could be rolled out nationwide within two years.

Members of the UK Youth Parliament have chosen to campaign on tackling knife crime and lowering the voting age to 16 in 2019.

A total of 29 projects working to divert children and young people away from violent crime in England and Wales will receive government funding worth £17.7 million over two years, the Home Office has announced.

Government appoints Mims Davies as youth minister

By Neil Puffett and Joe Lepper |

06 November 2018

Conservative MP for Eastleigh Mims Davies has been appointed as the new junior minister responsible for youth policy in the government.

Youth leaders have called for the appointment of a dedicated youth minister following the resignation of Tracey Crouch, to ensure reform of the sector does not slip down the government's agenda.

MPs calls for fundamental review of youth service spending

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

31 October 2018

The government must carry out a fundamental review of spending of youth services as part of next year's Comprehensive Spending Review to ensure there is adequate investment, a parliamentary inquiry has recommended.

Knife crime epidemic 'top concern' for young people

By Neil Puffett |

25 October 2018

A ballot of more than one million young people has identified rising levels of knife crime as their "top concern" to be debated as part of the annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament.

Local authorities will be able to bid for funding from a £5m government fund to boost the work their Troubled Families teams do with young people involved with gangs and serious youth violence, it has been announced.

Charities working with children and vulnerable people will be subject to tougher safeguarding requirements as part of government efforts to protect them from harm.