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.

Prospectus for £16million Youth Engagement Fund

Cabinet Office has published a prospectus for the £16million Youth Engagement Fund which aims to support young people at risk of becoming NEET.

Other youth related news, resources and funding

The Child Protection in Sport Unit has launched a self-assessment tool, which organisations can use to check that they are doing everything they can to keep children and young people safe in sport.

Detached youth work – on the fringes?

The Federation for Detached Youth Work’s annual conference and AGM, entitled Detached youth work – on the fringes?, will take place from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 November at Trafford Hall, Chester.

Volunteer with Skillshare International through International Citizen Service

Skillshare International, a Leicester based charity, part of a consortium of organisations, is offering the International Citizen Service programme, fully funded by the government and aimed at NEETS aged 18 to 25.

Young people and the justice system

A parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of the youth courts has found that they are in urgent need of reform.

Young people and mental health

The Mental Health Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation has published How to…improve mental wellbeing in youth work practice.

Young people, unemployment and training

Figures released by the Department for Education on 25 June reveal that the proportion of 16 to 18-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) is at the lowest level since comparable records began 20 years ago.

EMVY Forum - Young People, Employment and Enterprise

Thursday, 3 July, 2014 - 12:00 to 16:00

The purpose of this event is to analyse the current state of play in relation to youth employment and unemployment, the direction of travel in policy and interventions and the role that the VCS can play in achieving positive outcomes.

Funding opportunities for young people

The Cabinet Office has announced £30 million to improve the lives of Britain's most vulnerable young people.

Other youth related news and resources

The Jubilee Awards for Service, which recognises outstanding service in the public sector, have introduced a special category to recognise young people.


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