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.

Get Started with the Prince's Trust - Nottinghamshire

This five day programme engages and develops participants through themes such as sport or the arts delivered by expert partners. Young people can develop their skills through practical activities and gaining accreditations, giving them confidence and motivation to move forward with their lives. All Get Started programmes are followed by three months one to one progression support.

Charities Evaluation Services release report about Safe Network

Charities Evaluation Services (CES) has been independently evaluating the work Safe Network does in supporting the voluntary and community sector on safeguarding and child protection issues since 2011 and have now written their final report covering 2013 - 2015.

NSPCC stay safe online survey

The NSPCC has asked 600 primary school children what information they needed to stay safe online. More than 80% said they needed to know more about privacy settings on mobile apps and games.

Children & Young People Now Awards

The Children & Young People Now Awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others. They offer an opportunity to raise the profile of projects and initiatives to funders and the general public.

Free mobile app to help young people cope with stress

YouthNet launches free mobile app to help young people cope with stress.

Adolescent to parent violence and abuse

The Home Office has published guidance on adolescent to parent violence and abuse (APVA). Issues covered include: safeguarding, risk assessment with young people and safety planning. Specific advice is included for professionals in: healthcare, education, social care, housing, police and youth justice. 

All Party Parliamentary Group recommendations for Sure Start Children's Centres

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Sure Start Children's Centres has published its recommendations for the next parliament. Recommendations include: develop an integrated inspection framework and give clear direction that information sharing with Children's Centres should be standard practice. 

The Care Act: transition from childhood to adulthood

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has developed a number of resources to help local authority staff, social workers, young people and carers to plan for the transition to adult care services.

Advice for practitioners on safeguarding

The government has issued advice for front-line practitioners and managers providing services to children, young people and their parents and carers.

British Youth Council launches their annual Youth Select Committee

The British Youth Council has launched their annual Youth Select Committee - which for 2015 will be an inquiry into youth mental health services. The inquiry will explore issues around awareness, education and services for young people (under 25) and is calling for a wide range of witnesses including young people, campaigners, experts and parliamentarians.

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