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A new online matching tool which could help outreach workers identify young people missing in London, has received a £62,000 boost.

MPs call for cabinet minister for youth policy

By Joanne Parkes |

04 April 2019

A cabinet minister should be given responsibility for youth services as part of urgent moves to strengthen the sector nationally, according to a cross-party report by MPs.

Lower voting age to 16, urge MPs

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

03 April 2019

Politicians must unite in lowering the voting age to 16 in England, according to a cross-party group of MPs.

Youth sports projects are to be expanded to help tackle knife crime as part of a renewed government commitment to use the sector to reach those most at risk.

The charitable foundation that will deliver a £200m Youth Endowment Fund to tackle serious violence has been named by the Home Office.

The government must target investment towards employment-focused youth services to address crime at its roots, sector leaders have urged.

Council leaders slam £10m NCS rebrand

By Joe Lepper |

15 March 2019

Councils have criticised a £10m rebrand of the government's flagship youth social action scheme, saying the money should instead be ploughed into cash-strapped frontline youth services.

Stronger multi-agency partnerships are needed to support schools to deal with knife crime, according to new research from Ofsted.

Supporting young people affected by exploitation, violence and county lines drug networks will be the first training session to be run by the National Youth Agency's newly launched academy.

The government needs to put in place a national strategy to address failures in support for the wider children's workforce, according to children's services bosses.