‘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
The National Youth Agency (NYA) is delighted to announce that Mr Leigh Middleton has been appointed as its new Managing Director.
The Social Mobility Commission has published its assessment into 20 years of government policy on social mobility and it makes for depressing reading.
The latest green tech projects funded by The Environment Now have been announced.
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%.
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.
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.
NYA is working with the Money Advice Service’s What Works Fund to improve the financial know-how of young people taking their first steps on the career ladder with its My Money Now programme.
A money skills programme delivering financial capability in Mozambique has benefitted over 45,000 young people.
Here’s a handy at-a-glance round-up of the political parties’ manifesto pledges affecting young people: