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.

Further fall in number of first-time young offenders

The number of young people convicted for an offence for the first time is continuing to fall, recent Ministry of Justice figures have revealed.

Make a Noise about Bullying

The Anti-Bullying Alliance, hosted by the National Children’s Bureau, has announced the launch of the official Anti-Bullying Week video at One Direction’s On the Road Again tour in Cardiff.

Supporting families reduces children’s offending and anti-social behaviour

According to research by Action for Children, providing intensive family support has greatly reduced cases of children offending or displaying anti-social behaviour.

YMCA England warns of ‘long-term consequences’ of Housing Benefit changes

YMCA, the world’s oldest and largest youth charity, is warning of the ‘long-term consequences’ of proposed Housing Benefit changes announced in the Queen’s Speech.

Money management for young mums ….. by young mums

A group of young women from Sheffield have created a downloadable toolkit with money and budgeting advice for other young parents.

Funding for children's charities cut by £150m

Charities working with children and young people have lost more than £150m of government funding in the past year.

 

DfE to slice £450m from non-schools budget

The Department for Education (DfE) will cut £450m from its non-schools budget for the current financial year, which includes services for vulnerable children, young people and their families, safeguarding, children’s centres and youth justice.

Doorstep Sport Clubs save society £69m every year

Latest report by StreetGames highlights the benefits of their Doorstep Sport Programme.

Youth organisations' open letter to David Cameron

Representatives of 12 major youth organisations have sent an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, to improve youth services and ensure any new laws passed by government adhere to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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