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.

Social investment and outcomes reports

The Young Foundation, working as part of the Catalyst Consortium, has published two new reports on social investment and implementing outcome approaches in the youth sector.

Children & Young People Now Awards

The 2013 Children & Young People Now Awards, which recognise services for children, young people and families across the UK, are open for entries.

Changes to the Disclosures and Barring System

The Home Office has started the legislative process (subject to agreement by Parliament) so that certain old and minor cautions and convictions will no longer be disclosed on a DBS certificate.

Impact of funding cuts

CYP Now has published the results of a survey into the impact of funding changes on organisations running youth projects. 

Other useful bulletins and resources

NCVYS are trialing their NCVYS Strategic Information Service Bulletin No. 634 as a link to their blog, available here.

Tech for Good Challenge

The Tech for Good Challenge is looking to invest £500,000 together with mentoring, nurturing and support in 10 early stage tech social ventures that will significantly improve the life chances of young people

Youth Contract early evaluation report

The Department for Work and Pensions has published an early evaluation report on the Youth Contract wage incentive scheme.

Fair access to universities

The Government has published an interim report on promoting fair access to universities.

Statistics on young people in education, training and work

The Department for Education has published revised statistics for the participation of 16 to 18-year-olds in education, training and employment for the year ending 2011.

Ambassadors for careers

Skills for Care & Development has announced a new initiative to support recruitment across early years, children’s and young people’s services, helping employers get the right people into the right posts and retain them.


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