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 carers

The Carer’s Trust has published a poll on the wellbeing of young people caring for parents or siblings. The research was conducted with over 350 unpaid young carers around the country and compared with a poll of non-carers aged eight to 15.

Young people and the care system

The government has updated guidance on care leaver transition arrangements. It specifies that bed and breakfasts are not suitable accommodation and should only be used in emergencies for a maximum of two working days.

Young people and safeguarding

Ofsted has published their policy on identifying and responding to concerns relating to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Young people and poverty

Street Games have published a report on poverty and young people, aged 14 to 24 in the UK.

Young people and enterprise

The National Youth Agency has published the final report of its commission into young people and enterprise.

Young people and education

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has published a report on 16 to 18 year old participation in education and training.

Young people wanted to help make films about health rights

NCB and the Council for Disabled Children are developing an online resource that will explain the rights in the NHS Constitution to children and young people.

Involving children and young people in policy, practice and research

The National Children’s Bureau has published a collection of essays on involving children and young people in policy, practice and research.

NHS England Youth Forum grants to support youth involvement

NHS England is committed to involving patients and the public in their work. As part of this commitment, they are seeking to make grant awards across their four regions of operation to support the development of youth voice in their work. Grants are available of up to £25,000 each and the total funds available are £100,000.

Creative Consultation with Young People

This one day course on Wednesday 11 March from 10am to 4.15pm at Lakeside, Nottingham NG7 2RD will provide practical tips and techniques to do this effectively.


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