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18 March 2008

YOUTH WORK

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Scots launch national youth activity database

Scottish youth organisation Young Scot has launched a search engine...

 

Young filmmakers dispel media myths

The British Film Institute is running a youth film festival...

 

Youth service body expands its remit

Connexions chiefs could be represented by the Association of Principal...

 

New youth work standards published

New occupational standards for youth work have been published after...

 

Suffolk police sets up scheme to reward teenagers' behaviour

Young people in Suffolk are to be rewarded by police...

 

YOUTH JUSTICE

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YJB switches provider for advocacy services

The Youth Justice Board is changing the charities it commissions...

 

Youth prison must be shut to address discipline problems

A privately run youth prison should be shut down and...

 

Safety packs tackle mobile phone theft

Police and anti-crime organisations in Leicester have joined forces with...

 

Support orders are not a 'soft option'

Children's Secretary Ed Balls has called for more individual support...

 

MPs call for a ban on restraint inside secure training centres

Painful restraint methods used on children in custody should be...

 

ADVICE & GUIDANCE

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Review backs compulsory community service

A review of citizenship ordered by the Prime Minister has...

 

Tracking system cuts youth unemployment

Tracking teenagers once they leave school has contributed to a...

 

Diploma plans come under fire from teachers

Teachers have accused the government of meddling with the qualifications...

 

Government announces minimum wage rises

The minimum wage for young people is to rise in...

 

Scottish schools extend vocational options

Three schools in Edinburgh have received government funding to develop...

 

SOCIAL CARE

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Diplomas must remove children's workforce stigma

The head of a leading children's charity has said the...

 

Local authorities may lose control of special needs assessment

A group of experts is to examine whether distancing special...

 

Charity demands overhaul of special needs education

The education system is failing children with special needs and...

 

Campaigners welcome child poverty investment

Groups working with children and young people have broadly welcomed...

 

Nursing and midwifery regulator accused of incompetence

The body that regulates nurses and midwives has been described...

 

HEALTH

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Dance scheme to boost health of young people

Children and young people are to be encouraged to take...

 

Tories would replace Sure Start outreach workers with health visitors

The Conservative Party has unveiled plans to recruit 4,200 health...

 

Funding allows expansion of mental health helpline

Children's mental health charity YoungMinds is extending its advice service...

 

Strategy fails to address inequalities in child health

Health inequalities between children from rich and poor backgrounds remain...

 

Budget 2008: Drug treatment charity issues warning on alcohol prices

Alcohol and drug treatment charity Addaction has warned that the...

 

EDUCATION

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Seven billion pound investment backs school leaving age plans

Local authorities are to receive seven billion pounds to help...

 

Balls insists phonics must be used to teach reading

The Children's Secretary Ed Balls has said he will amend...

 

Union claims 'cult of celebrity' is ruining education

A teaching union has claimed celebrity culture is "perverting" children's...

 

Financial training scheme targets youth workers

The Financial Services Authority has launched the latest phase of...

 

Schools to be forced to follow admissions code

Legislation to force schools to follow admission procedures is to...

 

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