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"Gay Young-Adult Literature: A Floodgate of Possibilities" | 18 October 2010
The Care Leavers' Association have produced an excellent webpage of information & resources.
"Thousands leaving school before GCSEs" | 16 April 2009
A bit of a late link to this article, but it adds to the picture of the number of young people in danger of becoming NEET.
Latest NEET statistics | 6 January 2009
The latest Quarterly Brief from DCSF (which applies to England only) shows that, at the end of 2007, there were 189,500 16-18 year-olds who were Not in Education, Employment or Training.
However, it also shows the Labour Force Survey figures (which fluctuate seasonally and are less definitive) at the third quarter of 2008 as:
16-18 year-olds: 256,000
18-24 year-olds: 820,000.
"£9 million for young people to become social entrepreneurs" | 22 December 2008
"Children and Young People’s Minister Beverley Hughes today unveiled £9 million for a new scheme to help young people spearhead and deliver ideas for positive activities, helping them at the same time to become young social entrepreneurs.
Funding and practical support will be available for young people to think of new ideas for positive activities, which could be anything from sport to music to art, which they will then deliver in their local communities, on Friday and Saturday nights. Third sector organisations are today invited to bid to run the scheme and support the young people involved."
Taken from DCSF press release.
Myplace Awards announced | 10 December 2008
The first round of Myplace awards has just been announced by DCSF.
- New Horizon Youth Centre, Camden, London
- The Sutton Life Centre, Sutton, London
- The Salmon Youth Centre, Bermondsey, London
- TaB Centre Plus, Enfield, London
- New Life Centre, Hartlepool
- The Hub, Barnard Castle
- Bradley Youth Hub, Pendle
- Carlisle Youth Zone, Carlisle
- The Hub, Dartford
- The Pegasus Theatre Project, Oxford
- Access All Areas, Bridgwater
- Dawlish Integrated Youth Centre, Dawlish
- Minehead EYE, Minehead
- The Primetime Project, Bournemouth
- The Young Person’s Village, Stoke-on-Trent
- The Green Rivers Centre, Bloxwich, Walsall
- The Big Hub, Leeds
- My Place Chesterfield
- Hinckley Club for Young People, Leicestershire
- OPEN Centre Project, Norwich
- Shoeburyness Youth Centre, Shoeburyness.
Brent Libraries' Autumn Programme | 4 October 2008
Brent's exciting programme includes a range of activities for the autumn, including Black History Month.
"Child Poverty Special Report: Sure Start - has it reduced poverty?" | 24 September 2008
"Children & Young People Now" Special Report, looking at whether Sure Start is actually having any effect on poverty.
Unemployed young people | 18 August 2008
According to the latest figures from The Prince's Trust, "The number of unemployed young people who are either unemployed or inactive and not in full time education is now more than 1.2 million, representing nearly one in five young people in the UK."