Blog: Charlotte Little on her experience of Prevent training

‘Spotting the signs of abuse has never been more important if we are to help protect children from sexual exploitation, gang related activity or other hate crimes’. Peter Wanless, CEO NSPCC

Blog: We need a cross-government plan for social mobility – and young people

The Social Mobility Commission has published its assessment into 20 years of government policy on social mobility and it makes for depressing reading.

Blog: GE2017 and the Youthquake – this could reshape politics

By Daisy Powell One of the biggest surprises of last week’s general election was the turnout of young people. Although too early for reliable data on the demographics of those voting, the overall turnout rate was thought to be 69% with the youth vote widely reported as 72%.

Blog: Yasmin Greenaway – ‘If young people cared they would vote’

I hear this so often from people, in regards to what many view as young people’s political disengagement. Not only is this stance  overly-simplistic and lacking in nuance, it’s fatalistic.

Blog: Natalie Smith on the general election, young people and the dark side of social media

Young people live and breathe social media, from snapchatting their friends to updating their status on Facebook. Most of the interactions are harmless, friends sharing good times, but knowing what hides behind the scenes of social media interactions is essential.  

Blog: Mental health – we’re missing our window of opportunity

It’s mental health awareness week and in the past couple of years, the discussion on mental health has changed dramatically. It has transformed from a stigmatised condition shrouded in silence to a topic discussed openly by the future king.

Blog: Supporting young people into employment in hospitality

This blog was written for the Sustainable Restaurant Association and  first appeared on Food Made Good blog site.

Blog: The Environment Now – young people using technology to save our planet

Lily Freeston on launching the first innovative new projects from The Environment Now.

Youth work support for financial capability – let us know your views!

The Money Advice Service (MAS) recently announced investment in over 50 programmes that will build evidence of what works to improve financial capability, including among the young.  Research has shown that advice and support is particularly important at key moments of transition in people’s lives. 

Blog from a youth worker: why is youth work excluded from the mental health debate?

A few thoughts from a new youth worker about the recent announcement from the government on young people’s mental health by Korina Tsioni