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State of the Voluntary Sector in Hampshire

Action Hampshire, with the support of the district CVSs, recently carried out some research into the state of the voluntary sector in Hampshire. An on-line survey was circulated around Hampshire’s voluntary and community sector organisations in November/December 2017. A range of questions were posed, most of which were asked in relation to the organisation’s position […]

Youthscape Centre for Research

Phoebe Thompson (previously editor of Youthwork Magazine) has recently started a new role, developing a research unit at Youthscape. The Youthscape Centre for Research is a brand new think tank situated at the heart of Youthscape.  Their hope is to carry out national pieces of research among youth workers and young people.  As part of […]

Children wide open to God says survey

Great snippet from an article in the latest Connecting You from Scripture Union Children are open to spirituality and have a natural inclination for prayer, whether or not their parents have an active faith, says a new piece of research commissioned by Scripture Union as part of the Guardians of Ancora project. The survey of children […]

A Dad for Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats.  But a survey highlighted in The Telegraph of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting “a dad” instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most […]

How to survive being 13 by a 14 year old

A Netmums survey suggests that 13 is the most difficult age of all.  A 14-year-old has written a fantastic piece in The Guardian explaining how to get through it, well worth a read: According to a Netmums survey, 13 is the most difficult age. But it’s not only parents who find it hard going – it’s tough […]

Would you make your child sign a parent-child contract when giving them a smartphone?

Yesterday I blogged on how a 13-year-old’s iPhone came with an 18-point contract from Mum.  There’s been lots of discussion on the web about this, so I’m intrigued to hear what do others think: [polldaddy poll=6809027]