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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.
Knife crime and youth violence are rarely out of the news - musician and mentor Femi Koleoso says we can all play a role in tackling them.
“Right now, London is a shambles. You've got loose-headed teenagers running around with knives and guns, thinking it's normal.”
Young people and mental health in a changing world’ is the theme of today’s World Mental Health Day.
'Untold numbers of children are falling through the gaps and not getting the support they need.'
Council bosses in England say the "worst is yet to come" in cuts to services, as the government further reduces local authority funding.
The report demonstrates the benefits that youth organisations bring not just to young people but to their wider communities.
“If people had a chance to come to a place like this, they could get away from their life on the streets.”
The mother of Stephen Lawrence spoke about the rising levels of knife crime on London's streets during an appearance on Loose Women.
An estimated three million children are at risk of going hungry over the holidays, when free school meals are off the menu, and the government has pledged £2m to help provide food and activities for children.
This paper has been prepared by the Big Lottery Fund to summarise learning from the voluntary and community sector on what works in preventing serious youth violence.
The strategy proposes significant reforms across the public and private sectors to build a fairer society and stronger communities by bringing together businesses, charities and…