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 health

The What About YOUth survey by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, Ipsos Mori and the National Children’s Bureau and funded by the Government, asks young people about important subjects about their health and lifestyles and will eventually be used to make improvements to the health of young people.

Youth workers and youth organisations

Youth Work Week, taking place from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 November, aims to provide an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work.

Other youth related news and resources

UNISON has published a report on the UK’s youth services, looking at how cuts are removing opportunities for young people and damaging their lives.

Starbucks Youth Action – NCS Graduate Fund (East Midlands)

The Starbucks Youth Action – NCS Graduate Fund programme aims to inspire and empowers NCS graduates from across England to make a difference in their communities by awarding grants of up to £2,000 to set up and lead their own social action project.

Safe Network regional meeting – Thursday 6 November, Nottingham

The Safe Network is inviting voluntary and community sector organisations to attend their regional network meeting at Nottingham CVS on Thursday 6 November from 10am to 1pm.

Impact on young people of changes to Family Migration Rules

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner is undertaking a new study to explore the impact on children and young people of the changes to the Family Migration Rules which came into force on 9 July 2012.

Young people and sex

Barnardo’s has published Hidden in plain sight: A scoping study into the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK.

Young people, housing and homelessness

The Centre for the Study of Missing Persons at the University of Portsmouth has published a report on the locations and characteristics of people who are reported missing to the police repeatedly in a one year period.

Young people, law and criminal justice system

The government has published an update on progress made since the family justice review was published in 2011.

Young people, employment and apprenticeships

The latest labour market monthly figures show that in the three months to June 2014, there were 3.77 million 16 to 24 year olds in employment, up roughly 60,000 on the previous quarter.


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