Children, Young People & Families

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The VCS offer a range of services to children, young people and families (CYP&F). This section brings together news, best practice and resources on this CYP&F.

Young people and politics

The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats parties have announced a number of policies affecting young people at their party conferences.

Young people and education

The Department for Education has published a statistical first release on planned expenditure on schools, education, children and young people’s services by local authority for the financial year 2014 – 2015.

Young people and health

The Young People’s Health Partnership has been asked by the Care Quality Commission to map the reach of the youth sector in terms of the extent in which youth organisations could and are already engaged in health and social care issues, structures and advocacy.

Young people and self harm

Step Up International are delivering a one day course on self harm, focusing on young people, on Saturday 21 February from 10am to 4pm at YMCA Derby, 770 London Road, Derby DE24 8UT.

Other youth related news and resources

The mental health charity, Young Minds, has published a report which identifies five main areas of concern to young people, which are bullying, stress at school, sexual pressure, no work, and lack of access to help.

Younger children at risk of gang association: prevention and intervention that works

Younger children at risk of gang association: prevention and intervention that works, taking place on Tuesday 4 November from 10am to 4pm at Nottingham Conference Centre, will focus on measures which deter and prevent children and young people aged five to 13 from becoming associated with street gangs.

Young people and transport

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to include in their party manifesto for all 16 – 21 year olds in England to receive a 66 percent discount on bus travel with a Young Person’s Bus Pass.

Young people, politics and the law

Girlguiding has launched Girls Matter: Our Calls for Change, a campaign which asks politicians to listen to the voices of girls and young women in the run up to the General Election.

Young people and employment

The Office for National Statistics has published the latest monthly statistics on the labour market.

Young people in crisis

The Children’s Society, Barnardo’s, Action for Children, Save the Children and NSPCC have called on politicians to invest in early support for children, young people and families before they reach crisis point.


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