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plastic pollution

Young people fight against plastic pollution

Young people across the country will join together to tackle plastic pollution through a new partnership between the UK Scouts and Government

Official figures show a decrease in UK Neets

There has been a welcome drop in the number of young people in the UK who are not in education, employment or training, known as Neets
career in construction

FMB calls for students to consider career in construction after research reveals growing pressure...

New research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed that Half of the UK's 18-24-year-olds are four times more likely to experience pressure to study for a degree than +55-year-olds, as a result, the FMB has urged students to make a career in construction
young talent

What businesses must do to attract the best young talent

Manuelle Malot from EDHEC Business School explains what businesses must do to attract the best young talent
youth unemployment

Unemployment rate falls further, with record low youth unemployment

The unemployment rate has fallen further this month, to 4%, and the proportion of young people who are unemployed and not in full-time education is at a record low of 4.7% 

Research reveals adolescents should go to the gym to reduce the risk of disability

A new study has revealed that muscular weakness is directly linked with disability later on in life, but exercise could help reduce the risk 
household chores

Millennials wiling to pay someone to complete handy tasks and household chores

The younger generation may be digital natives who know the ins and outs of the latest apps and social media platforms, but it seems they’re not as ‘handy’ at tasks or household chores compared to the older generation
children’s mental health

Government plan for children’s mental health should ensure eating disorders are treated fast

The Government has today published plans to extend mental health provision in English schools and colleges, following a public consultation last year Reacting to the announcement that the Government will fund new Mental Health Support Teams in schools and colleges and encourage them to appoint members of staff to coordinate...
education plans

Education Secretary publishes new compulsory health and relationship education plans

All schools will teach children about good physical and mental health, how to stay safe on and offline, and the importance of healthy relationships under bold new plans published today by Education Secretary Damian Hinds
speech, language and communication needs

What next for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs?

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence shares her thoughts on the report Bercow: Ten Years On and the next steps for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
Young people living independently

Young people living independently need a stable foundation of housing and income if they...

The committee calls on the UK government to do more to help young people living independently take advantage of training and employment opportunities
equal the voting age

Taking steps to equal the voting age across the UK

The Association of Colleges and the National Union of Students have launched a campaign which aims to equal the voting age across the UK to 16
inequalities in youth unemployment

Government announces £90 million programme to tackle inequalities in youth unemployment

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the launch of an innovative programme to address ethnic inequalities in youth unemployment and to help disadvantaged young people get into work
children and young people with SLCN

Bercow: Ten Years On: The experiences of children and young people with SLCN

I CAN detail how their new independent report presents a real and updated picture of the experiences of children and young people with SLCN and their families, ten years on from The Bercow Report
Indigenous peoples

Canadian education and Indigenous peoples

Vice President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Dwayne Donald shares his expert perspective on Canadian education and research on Indigenous peoples
interpersonal skills

Technology in education is hindering student’s interpersonal skills

According to a recent survey, over 50% of teachers believe that technology in the classroom has hindered the interpersonal skills of pupils the most
learning to drive

Young people put the brakes on learning to drive due to high cost

A new study has revealed that 31% of 17 to 25-year olds are holding off from learning to drive due to high expenses
quality schooling

Foreign Secretary calls on world leaders to provide quality schooling for every girl

Providing every girl with at least 12 years of quality schooling will solve many of the world’s problems, Boris Johnson told pupils during a surprise school visit on International Women’s Day
world of work

Bringing the world of work to life for young people

The Careers & Enterprise Company is calling out to employers across all sectors and industries to help make a real difference to the lives of young people
workless households

Number of children in workless households down over half a million

Number of workless households falls by 881,000 since 2010 and 53,000 on the year

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