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foster carers

Uncovering the barriers to fostering, during the pandemic and beyond

To encourage and inspire new potential foster carers to step forward, Bristol City Council decided it needed to understand just what nudges people over the line, and what holds them back.
content design, volunteers

How content design will convert the ‘volunteer army’

Jack Perschke, Partner at Netcompany, believes that app and content design is key to capturing the public's capacity for kindness and converting it to an engaged, willing volunteer base.
young carers

Stress Awareness Month: Supporting young carers through their education

In recognition of Stress Awareness Month, Newcastle College take a look at some of the methods colleges and universities are implementing to support their young carers through education.
love of science, British Science Week

British Science Week: Instilling a love of science in the young

In recognition of British Science Week, Emily Whyte, Co-Founder at Mini Professors, highlights the importance of instilling a love of science in the young minds of today.

Biometrics could be the solution to much needed porn block

David Orme, SVP, IDEX Biometrics ASA, discusses how biometrics could be the solution for online porn blocks to help better protect children.
traditional offices

Why are young employees rejecting traditional offices?

PLACEmaking provides a detailed insight into the decline of young workers accepting jobs in traditional offices, highlighting the need for employers to adapt to the modern working world.
young communities, digital media

How is digital media boosting young communities?

Craig Berens, COO at YMCA Newark and Sherwood, discusses the importance of digital media in boosting young people's confidence.
#PlasticPromise

Girlguiding calls on government to support its #PlasticPromise campaign

Almost half a million Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and volunteers across the UK are calling on the government to join their #PlasticPromise campaign.
have children, young people, cancer

Fertility information: Giving young cancer patients the chance to have children

Young people with cancer are potentially being robbed of the ability to have children as important information around fertility is not being communicated at the earliest opportunity says the cancer charity, Teenage Cancer Trust.
uk space agency scheme

Tim Peake welcomes new UK Space Agency scheme to reach 1 million children a...

The UK Space Agency has launched an initiative to help the space sector deliver a million engagement activities a year with young people across the UK.

Putting young people at the epicentre of children’s services

Richard Betts, CEO of Local Government at Servelec, discusses how local authorities are transforming data and information flow through interoperability.
internal market

The priorities of the internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs in Europe

The priorities of Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs are charted here, including her thoughts on social innovation.
combat mental health issues

Giving young people a fighting chance to combat mental health issues

With the health service stretched to capacity, Boxing Gym charity, Empire Fighting Chance, has developed a model to help young people combat mental health issues
mental health in children

Multi-million-pound investment to support mental health in children

£3.3 million is being spent to expand 23 local projects to help support mental health in children and young people.
younger workers

Is your workplace ‘woke’ enough for younger workers?

Research carried out by Global Tolerance found that almost half of 2,000 younger workers preferred organisations that have a positive impact on the world.
science subjects

Government welcomes more pupils studying science subjects

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said the increase in pupils taking science subjects at A level will equip this generation with the skills the country needs.
grade bribes

British parents paid out £20.5 million in grade bribes in 2018

An online tutoring agency has surveyed more than 2,000 parents to find out how many children are offered grade bribes to do well in their academic exams.
communication needs

Children and young people with special language and communication needs

Taking a system-wide approach for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in England is the way ahead, argues Chief Executive of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, (RCSLT), Kamini Gadhok MBE.
exam results

What to do if your exam results are unexpected

Here, Samrita Hayer Careers Adviser at the National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline shares her expert advice on what parents and young people should do next if exam results are lower (or higher!) than expected.
mental health of millennials

Social pressure is damaging the mental health of millennials

As Dispatches reveals 68% of 16 to 30-year-olds are currently experiencing a mental health problem, Smart TMS dissects the mental health of millennials in this report.

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