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A Big Lottery Fund-backed environmental partnership has made moves to ensure areas of its work carried out by collapsed volunteering charity Vinspired can continue.

Spending on Sure Start children's centres and services for under fives plummeted by £110m last year, according to latest government data.

Deprived areas to get 6,000 new youth group places

By Joe Lepper |

08 January 2019

Uniformed youth groups are to share £4.2m in government funding to boost the number of places for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Councillor uses allowance to set up youth fund

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

17 December 2018

A newly elected member of a London council has pledged to donate £1,000 of her councillor's allowance to create a new three-year fund for disadvantaged young people.

Google to fund charities to tackle youth violence

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

12 December 2018

Internet giant Google will provide grants totalling £600,000 to charities and community organisations as part of efforts to tackle violent crime, it has been announced.

Serious violence: £200m fund opens to youth projects

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

10 December 2018

A £200m government fund to tackle rising levels of serious youth violence by supporting projects that help vulnerable children aged between 10 and 14, has opened to bids.

Cuts to children's services budgets for family support and youth work represent a "false economy", simply leading to greater pressure on safeguarding provision, Ofsted has warned.

Out-of-school settings will be asked to abide by a voluntary code of practice as part of government plans to improve safeguarding of children.

Children will be recruited as young inspectors as part of a government initiative to give them a say over how national youth initiatives are run.

The Home Office has announced funding worth £17.7m over two years to 29 projects working to divert children and young people away from violent crime in England and Wales.