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06/10/2022: Universities told to contact students’ loved ones to stop suicides

Universities are being told to contact key family members, carers or friends if they have serious concerns about a student’s mental health – even without their permission. Students should register a . . . “trusted contact” when they start university, according to new guidance.

03/10/2022: Cost of living: Young cancer patients ‘in a desperate situation’

Charities are warning that young cancer patients facing soaring living costs are in a “desperate” situation. Both Macmillan Cancer Support and Young Lives vs Cancer say they’ve seen dramatic increases . . . in the number of people asking for emergency grants.

03/10/2022: Attachment Theory In Probation Practice

Attachment theory can contribute to work with people on probation in conceptualising the supervisory relationship, and in understanding offending, risk and relationships.

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03/10/2022: Around 2.6 million young people used an illegal drug in past year, charity finds

According to youth charity The Mix, there has been a 75% increase since last year in young people using substances to help them with life’s problems, with one in five users doing just that.


02/10/2022: April Jones: Is the internet safer after April Jones’ murder?

April Jones’ murder brought policies that were “game-changers” in protecting children, says one regulatory body. April, five, from Machynlleth, Powys, was abducted and killed in 2012 by Mark Bridger, . . . who had a mass of child abuse images on his computer. Her parents pushed for change and the Internet Watch Foundation were given powers that has since seen them remove millions of images.

02/10/2022: Third of primary school teachers ‘struggling to buy food’ as cost of living crisis sparks fears for education

A third of primary school teachers are struggling to afford food as a result of the cost of living crisis, sparking concerns for children’s education. In a poll shared exclusively with The . . . Independent, nearly 30 per cent said financial pressures were also impacting their ability to do their job well.

Upcoming Events

10/10/2022: #Hello Yellow

This World Mental Health Day, thousands across the country are coming together to say #HelloYellow. Join us on 10 October to show young people that. . .
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19/10/2022: Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the. . .
Manadon Sports & Community Hub, Plymouth £120
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09/11/2022: SafeTALK

SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 16, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a. . .
The Beacon, Plymouth From £30.00
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Latest Publications

The Good Childhood Report 2022

“Our Good Childhood Report 2022 shows that children’s happiness continues to decline. Young people are on average less happy with their life as a. . . (26/09/2022)
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The identification of safety concerns relating to children (The identification of safety concerns relating to children)

A key objective for those delivering youth offending services is to keep children and other people safe, which sits alongside and supports the. . . (23/09/2022)
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Design brief: A new vision of support for care-experienced young adults

During National Care Leavers’ Week 2021, we launched a new group project – Sky’s the Limit – to redesign ‘leaving care’ and offer a fresh and. . . (22/09/2022)
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Let’s Talk Teenagers

Let’s Talk Teenagers is a series of online support sessions and an opportunity for parents and carers of teenagers and pre-teens to hear about the. . .

Constructive Resettlement

The London Resettlement Partnership (LRP) is a new, innovative and joint approach committed to improving the resettlement experience for children. Our. . .

Foster Support UK

We provide industry-leading independent advice to foster carers to support them to provide outstanding care caring for vulnerable children and young. . .