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Young homeless people feel ‘ignored’ by councils


Young people experiencing homelessness feel ‘dismissed and ignored’ when they approach local authorities for help, research has found.

Ending the ‘care cliff’


Katharine Sacks-Jones, CEO of Become, explains what local authorities can do to prevent young people leaving care from experiencing the ‘care cliff'.

Twenty-four mental health hubs announced


Twenty-four early support hubs are set to be rolled out in local communities across the country to provide mental health support for young people.

Durham secures £6m to tackle homelessness


Durham County Council has successfully secured over £6m in funding to tackle homelessness.

British boys most at risk of modern slavery in UK


People suffering criminal exploitation, often young British boys, must be recognised as victims of modern slavery, a new report has argued.

Children with SEND just ‘badly behaved’, councillors claim


Warwickshire CC has launched an investigation after a video revealed councillors making disparaging remarks about children with special educational needs.

Emergency mental healthcare referrals for children up 50%


Psychiatrists call for more support for young people as an analysis reveals the number of children referred for emergency mental healthcare has increased 50%.

The new Centre for Young Lives


Anne Longfield CBE, the chair of the Commission on Young Lives, discusses the launch of the Centre for Young Lives this month.

Young carers let down by system, 'damning' report says


The first ever parliamentary inquiry on young carers has revealed the ‘devastating impact’ of care responsibilities on their education, wellbeing and prospects.

New travel concession for London care leavers


Care leavers aged 18-25 will receive half-price bus and tram travel in London, mayor Sadiq Khan announced today.

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