Some news from the youth work world:

UK Youth Parliament members fear for future of planet: One quarter of UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) members believe the planet can only survive in its current state for 50 years.

Success in under-21s alcohol ban: A project in Scotland restricting sales of alcohol to under-21s at certain times has proved successful in cutting crime and antisocial behaviour.

Surbiton ladettes turned into ladies: A group of 11- to 15-year-old schoolgirls are to be turned from “ladettes” into “ladies” as part of a Christian youth work project in south-west London.

Free running site looks for new home after council rejection: The organisation behind attempts to build the UK’s first dedicated free running site for young people in East Sussex, has begun talks with other councils after it was refused permission…

New CPS report questions youth mentoring: The government should stop claiming that mentoring is “some kind of panacea for disaffected youth” and fund trials to establish which groups of young people will benefit from it.

Voluntary sector best placed to give young people debt advice: The voluntary sector is best placed to offer young people debt advice, the vice chair of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) children and young people’s board has said.

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