Working with the Prevention Programme: Transforming systems to protect young people

Added: 30/11/2022 Category: Early Intervention/ACE, Safeguarding

Since 2019, The Children’s Society’s Prevention Programme has worked to bring about change for young people in England and Wales. Every child has the right to a safe, happy childhood. But all too often that safety, that happiness, is put at risk. Those seeking to exploit and abuse children are always adapting their tactics,
but the systems our society has put in place to respond and protect young people can sometimes struggle to keep pace.

YJLC: Legal guides #12 Sexting

Added: 30/11/2022 Category: Online

This guide will provide an overview of ‘sexting’ and will explain how to defend a child who has an allegation of sexting made against them.

Briefing No. 4 – Mental Health and Wellbeing (Sutton Trust)

Added: 23/11/2022 Category: Health

Over 2 in 5 (44%) 16/17 year olds in England report elevated psychological distress, 9%pts higher than the 35% reporting distress at age 17-18 in the Our Future cohort study (2017) and 21%pts higher than the 23% at age 16-17 in the Next Steps cohort study (2007).

Recreational use of nitrous oxide — a growing concern for Europe

Added: 23/11/2022 Category: Drugs, Health

The purpose of this report is to examine the current situation, risks and responses to the recreational use of nitrous oxide in Europe. To support this, the report also provides a state-of-the-art review of the chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of the gas. It is intended for policymakers and practitioners.

Children and young people’s views on learning about sex, sexuality and relationships: literature review

Added: 22/11/2022 Category: Harmful Sexual Behaviour, Health

Exploring how children gain knowledge and seek support. Young people receive messages about relationships, sex and sexuality throughout all aspects of their lives. What they learn in school is important, however, lived experience, relationships, social media, and social norms also have an impact.

Children, violence and vulnerability 2022

Added: 15/11/2022 Category: Violence

The Youth Endowment Fund’s mission is to find out what works to prevent children from becoming involved in violence. To do that, we need to understand young people’s lives. That’s why we’ve created a Youth Advisory Board, so that we’re giving young people, including those with experience
of violence, a stake in our decision-making.

The Economic value of youth work

Added: 11/11/2022 Category: Professionalism

Funding for youth services has substantially reduced in recent years. YMCA (2022) estimates that there has been a 77% cut in real-terms local authority expenditure since 2010/11. The main purpose of this study is to provide an estimate of the economic value of youth work in England.

Girls’ attitudes survey

Added: 02/11/2022 Category: Diversity, Health

Since 2009, Girlguiding has given girls and young women a platform to speak out on the issues that matter to them through the Girls’ Attitudes Survey. Now in its 14th year, this flagship research asks girls and young women how they feel about their daily lives. To delve deeper into these findings, we’ve reported the Girls’ Attitudes Survey on a regional basis for the first time. The findings show girls and young women continue to be concerned about their studies, inequalities, and crucially, their mental health.

The Dark Web Explained for parents/carers

Added: 31/10/2022 Category: Online

The Dark Web Explained has been created by the National Crime Agency in collaboration with The Children’s Society and Marie Collins Foundation. This resource has been developed in response to recommendations from professionals and from research which found that many professionals, parents and carers do not understand the Dark Web and feel unequipped to talk to a young person about it should the need arise.

My self-care plan: secondary

Added: 22/10/2022 Category: Health

This resource walks young people through a series of steps, helping them create a detailed self-care plan that works for them. The plan helps young people identify activities that they can use to support their mental health. It’s adaptable on a weekly or monthly basis, so that it can fit differing schedules or priorities.

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