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The coalition’s policies aimed at cutting the social security bill have so far fallen disproportionately on the youth demographic (and disabled people), despite older people receiving 47 per cent of UK welfare spending through state pensions. Scrapping housing benefit for under-25s is one key policy announced at the Conservative party…
The Stormont Assembly has been urged to investigate how young children in Northern Ireland are able to access alcohol in the wake of a major incident outside a Belfast concert venue that saw 17 teenagers taken to hospital. The episode unfolded when scores of heavily intoxicated children turned up to…
The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) wants your views on how it can best make a positive difference to youth and criminal justice in Scotland. As they begin developing their strategy, they are inviting stakeholders to complete a survey that will inform the direction CYCJ takes over the…
The third annual Twilight Zone youth arts exhibition will be launched tonight at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. The exhibition will showcase artistic skills in film-making, music, sculpture, painting and dance of 40 young people who live in care across Northern Ireland. Working with the Health and Social Care Board…
The Committee for Employment and Learning has just launched an inquiry that will examine the level and quality of support available to young people with learning disabilities leaving full-time education. As part of its inquiry, the Committee will take an in-depth look at the availability of further education, employment and…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has hosted an event to discuss the on-going work with the further education sector in Northern Ireland on how best to support the sexual health of young people. The Best Practice Seminar was held in conjunction with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT)…
If you want to help make life better for young people, this is a job you could enjoy. Youth workers help young people reach their potential. Youth Workers build good relationships and earn trust and respect. They help young people become more confident, learn new skills and cope with issues…
The Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing at Roehampton has issued a call for papers for the 9th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to present and discuss the state-of-the-art information on various aspects of Child and…
This paper has been used to inform guidelines for developing effective pre-16 early identification systems, which will be set out in the forthcoming Youth Engagement and Progression Framework. Focusing on indicators where data are routinely collected in Wales, this paper aims to assess the extent to which demographic characteristics and…
This report provides the first systematic assessment of mental health and its contextual factors for children and young people (C&YP) in Scotland. It analyses 73 indicators from the previously established national C&YP mental health indicator set. These cover both the state of mental health (mental wellbeing and mental health problems)…
The AET commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to conduct an independent evaluation of the impact of the interventions, by comparing the knowledge, awareness, attitudes and behaviour of students age 11-16 who use the AET resources (the ‘intervention group’) with a group of similar students who do not…
The Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network has published a first version of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Framework. This new resource brings together and builds on health outcomes data from the Public Health Outcomes Framework and the NHS Outcomes Framework. It responds to the Children and…