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.

Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups: One year on - publication by the Children's Commissioner

It has been one year since the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) published the final report of their ground-breaking Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in gangs and groups.

Guide to setting up a Youth Forum in Health Services

NHS England and the British Youth Council have produced a bitesized guide to setting up a Youth Forum in Health Services across England.  The guide provides some good practice and practical tips on how to set up a youth forum to support involvement in NHS activity. It contains some useful case studies to illustrate different approaches.

Survey invitation: A snapshot of sustainability

This survey is aimed at groups, organisations and charities with a sports focus. It should not take more than 10-15 minutes to complete. It looks at how the current funding environment and economy is affecting these groups or organisations, and the services that they provide.

Youth Zones ‘worth £2 for every £1 invested’

A chain of state-of the-art youth facilities is delivering £2 of social benefits for every £1 spent on operating costs, researchers have claimed.

Charity urges five-year plan on NEETs

The Government must develop a cross-departmental strategy to improve careers advice and school-to-work transitions if it is to prevent tens of thousands of young people becoming NEET over the next five years, a charity has warned.

Youth sector fails to prove value

The youth sector is yet to prove the value of its work as pressure on budgets intensifies, the chief of an organisation set up by government to promote early intervention has claimed.

Survey invitation: A snapshot of sustainability

The aim of this survey is to understand the effects of the current challenging funding environment to sport, youth and community groups.  The survey has been commissioned by StreetGames and is being managed by the Institute for Volunteering research.

Explore Enterprise Derby

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme supports unemployed young people aged 18-30 to explore their business ideas and decide whether self employment is right for them. The Programme offers a 4 day workshop, help with business plan writing and business mentoring for two years. 

Adoption Support Fund

One hundred and sixty adoptive families across the country have now benefitted from essential therapy services to help their children settle into their new homes, thanks to a new government fund.  The fund was piloted in 10 areas and will now be rolled out nationwide from May 2015.

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