NEET figures hit by highest quarterly rise in a decade

The number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) has risen by the highest quarterly figure in a decade, latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. Read the full...

World Hearing Day: Government urged to fund specialist therapy for deaf children

A charity has called on the government to fund training for more specialist therapists to help deaf children learn to listen and speak. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now...

World Book Day

To mark World Book Day on 4 March the NSPCC Library has compiled a reading list highlighting a selection of children’s books from the library collection on subjects ranging from keeping safe to bereavement and...

Funding cuts hitting UK youth services as demand grows, report says

UK youth services are failing to meet increasing demand during the pandemic while facing a rapid decrease in funding, a report has revealed. The research from UK Youth, a leading charity for the sector, into...

BAME Britons more likely to face higher living costs, study finds

Britons from black and ethnic minority backgrounds are among several groups facing disproportionately high living costs because of the likelihood of being hit by the “poverty premium”, academics have said...

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Reported child-on-child sex offences ‘tip of the iceberg’

Reports of sexual assaults by children on other children are rising, according to police figures seen by BBC Panorama. But those reported cases are only the “tip of the iceberg”, according to one police child abuse expert. Read the full...