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The Young Gamechangers Fund (YGF) is a new and exciting UK funding initiative established through a dynamic partnership between the Co-op Foundation, Co-op, Global Fund for Children, Restless Development and one other funder that share a common vision for the future of youth-led change. The Young Gamechangers Fund will be co-designed with youth activists to change the way that youth-led activism, social change and movement building is funded in the UK.
Uganda Care Leavers/Association of Care Leavers Uganda released this statement in response to the appearance of Ugandan children on an April 15 episode of Britain's Got Talent. These care leavers expressed concern about the institutionalisation of children and the need to instead promote family care for all children.
The number of those living in unregulated care rose by 45% from 2018-22, according to the UK's Department for Education figures, while there was a fall, from 59% in 2018 to 56% in 2022, in children and young people accommodated within their council boundary, a proportion which falls to a third for those in children’s homes.
Roma community workers in Bradford say there has been a rise in the number of Roma children subject to care proceedings, but they may not be visible in official data, because parents fear discrimination if they identify themselves as Roma or Gypsy.
Family for Every Child is seeking a Programme Officer with a focus on advocacy. This role is key to helping Family for Every Child build and strengthen its advocacy programme. Among other things, this role also involves strengthening local civil society organisation leadership, and helping to develop and maintain a national programme within the US.
Family for Every Child is seeking a Programme Officer (maternity cover) with a focus on our Prevention of Violence Against Children programme portfolio. This role is key to supporting the successful delivery of Family for Every Child’s work on prevention of violence against children and effective advocacy initiatives.
After the UK Home Office started using hotels to house unaccompanied children in July 2021, it began receiving reports of children going missing. Only some of these children, who travelled to the UK in small boats, have been located and returned to authorities.
A leading judge has excoriated the government and Parliament for a six-year failure to address judicial warnings about a chronic shortage of secure care for children “in extreme crisis”.
This is the UK government's implementation plan in response to the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care - an independent review of the UK's care system in order to build recommendations for how the system can be improved and to continue feeding in a wide range of views - published in May 2022.