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.

Character education grant fund

Educational establishments and VCS organisations have until Friday 6 February to apply to the Department for Education £3.5 million character education grant fund to support projects in character education.

Young people and rights

Youth Access and JustRights have launched a campaign calling on government to improve young people's access to the information, advice and representation that they need to become active members of society.


Young carers

The Carers Trust has published a report showing the impact on young adult carers aged 14 to 25 on caring unpaid for a family member or friend.

Young people in custody

HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the Youth Justice Board has published the survey of children in custody 2013/14, an analysis of 12 to 18 year olds’ perceptions of their experience in secure training centres and young offender institutions.

Young people and homelessness

Coram Voice has published The Door is Closed, a report into homelessness among children and young people known to children’s social care.

Young people, cruelty and abuse

The Children's Society is campaigning for a change in the law to protect 16 and 17 year olds at risk of child cruelty.

Young people and child protection systems

Research in Practice has published a report, entitled That difficult age: developing a more effective response to risks in adolescence, warning that existing child protection systems are failing to meet the complex needs of adolescents.

Young people and the care system

Barnardo's has published a report, entitled The cost of not caring: supporting English care leavers into independence, which is based on in-depth, qualitative research with twenty care leavers.

Young people and social action

A study by Ipsos Mori has found that 40 percent of 10 to 20 year olds are taking part in projects designed to benefit their local communities.

Young people and health

The government has announced investment to improve treatment for children and young people suffering from eating disorders.


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