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Supporting Evidence

Opportunities in life should not be based on a postcode lottery, but available to all young people, regardless of background and ability.  Young people today face an unprecedented range of daily challenges which are often reported in the media and press.  All of which, further support our drive to provide every young people across the country, with a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time, with access to employability, health and sporting initiatives which make a huge contribution to their emotional and physical wellbeing.

Street gangs aren’t so different from war dead

Published: 12th November 2018 The Times

Bravado and a need for comradeship is what led many boys to sign up in the Great War and get into street violence today.

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Knife crime: What happened to Michael?

Published: 6th November 2018 BBC News

“Right now, London is a shambles. You've got loose-headed teenagers running around with knives and guns, thinking it's normal.”

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Fair Education Alliance

Published: 27th October 2018 Fair Education Alliance

The Report Card measures progress towards the five Fair Education Impact Goals which aim to narrow the gaps between the most advantaged and least advantaged students at each stage of education including gaps in skills and wellbeing.

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Podcast – My Little Hundred Million

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Published: 26th October 2018 Revisionist History

“My Little Hundred Million” looks at the hidden ideologies behind giving and how a strange set of ideas has hijacked educational philanthropy.

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World Mental Health Day is shining a light on the wellbeing of young people

Published: 10th October 2018 The Yorkshire Post

Young people and mental health in a changing world’ is the theme of today’s World Mental Health Day.

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Number of children referred to mental health services in England rises by a quarter

Published: 8th October 2018 The Independent

'Untold numbers of children are falling through the gaps and not getting the support they need.'

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‘£1bn in unpalatable county council cuts’ ahead in England

Published: 25th September 2018 BBC News

Council bosses in England say the "worst is yet to come" in cuts to services, as the government further reduces local authority funding.

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Duchess of Cambridge to campaign for children at risk

Published: 15th September 2018 The Times

The Duchess of Cambridge is launching a “lifelong” campaign to help children from deprived backgrounds to reach their potential.

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“A Space of Our Own” – The role and value of youth organisations in strengthening communities

Published: 10th September 2018 London Youth

The report demonstrates the benefits that youth organisations bring not just to young people but to their wider communities.

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Panorama: Murder on the Streets

Published: 3rd September 2018 BBC iPlayer

Across Britain, serious violence is rising. There have been over 90 murders in London in 2018 alone, which includes sixteen teenagers. Panorama investigates why.

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Axing Youth Clubs is a Costly Mistake

Published: 29th August 2018 New Statesman

“If people had a chance to come to a place like this, they could get away from their life on the streets.”

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