Empowering girls and young women to change their communities

15 February, 2018 - 13:08

 

Spirit of 2012 has announced new development funding for two innovative projects that will empower girls and young women to change their communities for the benefit of other girls. UK Youth, alongside the British Red Cross and Young Women’s...


The Bristol Children's Charter

14 February, 2018 - 15:11

 

Bristol’s Children and Families Partnership is developing a Bristol Children’s Charter which will set out the City’s commitment to children and young people and our pledge to children in the city.

The Children’s Charter is intended to complement existing strategies and...


Internet safety: The Government launches an inquiry into current ‘offensive communications’ laws

8 February, 2018 - 15:46
In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper consultation, the Government has recognised a potential need to refresh legislation to align with the modern digital age. It has asked the Law...

Safer Internet Day and online safety

6 February, 2018 - 14:55

 

Safer Internet Day 2018  is being celebrated globally on Tuesday 6 February 2018 with the slogan “Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you”. The UK Safer Internet Centre has made available...


New Disclosure and Barring Service basic check service

18 January, 2018 - 12:36

If you need a basic disclosure check for a job in England and Wales, you should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which now provides the service for England and Wales. If you need a basic check for a job in Scotland, then you should apply to Disclosure Scotland. If you want a...


£90m for youth employment initiatives

16 January, 2018 - 14:32

 

Around £90m will be invested in projects to help disadvantaged young people into work.   The money is part of £330m from dormant bank and building society accounts that will be used to support good causes in the UK over the next four years,

The youth employment initiatives will...


Participate in nationwide pupil online-safety survey

16 January, 2018 - 14:01

 

The NSPCC and the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) are running a pupil online safety survey, free to all UK primary and secondary schools, to mark Safer Internet Day 2018 which will be celebrated globally on 6 February 2018. The online survey is open from  01-28 February, and is designed...


Government consultation on accelerated degrees

14 December, 2017 - 13:44

Students could be left over £25,000 better off by choosing an accelerated degree instead of a traditional three-year course, according to proposals set out in a new government consultation.

Accelerated degrees offer the same qualifications and are quality-assured in the same way as a...


Voscur’s call to Government: The VCSE sector must be properly funded to keep service users safe online

13 December, 2017 - 14:32

 

The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and...


Could you foster or just spread the word about the need for foster carers?

12 December, 2017 - 14:43

 

Could you foster or just spread the word about the need for foster carers? What kind of people foster children? According to research undertaken for the Department for Education, the people who are most likely to consider fostering are those who volunteer, work in the voluntary sector...


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