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.

Care Leaver Strategy

From the end of October young people leaving care will be able to see what support is available to them as they take the first steps into adult life as part of the Government’s new Care Leaver Strategy.

Young people’s views on poverty

The Children’s Society has published Through Young Eyes, a report which examines child poverty in the UK from the views of children and young people.

Volunteering opportunities

A report by Generation Change has found that it is a postcode lottery in terms of opportunites for volunteering and social action for young people.

NHS England Youth Forum

NHS England is in the process of developing a Youth Forum, which will bring together a group of young people to help them shape health services.

Vulnerable and Disengaged Young People Fund

The Vulnerable and Disengaged Young People Fund, a new funding stream through the Cabinet Office Centre for Social Action, has up to £2million to help grow ambitious social action programmes to inspire England’s most vulnerable young people.

Step Up To Serve

On 21 November Prince Charles launched Step Up To Serve, a new volunteering campaign that aims to get half of all young people involved in social action by 2020.

Youth Report 2013

The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services has published the Youth Report 2013, which provides a snapshot of data and statistics about young people and youth services.

Other youth related news and resources

Groundwork UK is the Prime Contractor to the Education Funding Agency for the delivery of the government's 16-17 Youth Contract in a number of contract package areas, including the East Midlands.

Young people in custody and youth justice

The Home Office has announced that revised PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) code of practice will come into force on 27 October.


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