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Giving social workers a budget to spend on practical support for vulnerable children and families is proving popular with many practitioners, according to interim results from a pilot project.

Dentists call for all schools to ban sugary foods

By Neil Puffett |

16 August 2019

All schools in England should be encouraged to become sugar free to tackle worrying levels of child tooth decay, leading dentists have said.

Government announces money for new youth zone

By Neil Puffett |

16 August 2019

A new youth zone will be constructed in Grimsby as part of government efforts to regenerate the town, it has been announced.

Poorer young people increasingly shun university

By Joe Lepper |

15 August 2019

The proportion of young people, particularly those from poor backgrounds, who believe going to university is not important has increased since 2013, according to new research.

The government is using takeaway chicken boxes to communicate an anti-knife crime message to young people.

Swindon's children's services leaders have been praised for their "swift and decisive action" which has turned around a decline in child protection work - just over a year after inspectors flagged concerns.

Youth work training figures reveal record lows

By Dan Parton |

14 August 2019

The number of youth work training programmes has fallen in an ongoing annual trend, according to new figures.

The charity that was dropped by the National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust earlier this month has said it will continue to operate.

Summer initiative targets youth violence

By Dan Parton |

14 August 2019

Young people at risk of violence are the focus of a new charity initiative that is offering more than 200 free courses this summer.

Children's social workers in their second and third years in the role are the most stressed, with more than two thirds reporting concerns over stress levels, new research has revealed.