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In the Loop
The World of
Young People
Newsletter of the 
Youth Work Unit Yorkshire and the Humber
1st July 2020
www.youthworkunit.com      Twitter @YouthWorkUnit       theunit@youthworkunit.com
 
Contents
Youth Work Unit News
Yorkshire and the Humber News
National News
Eurodesk Opportunities
Reports and Studies
Events, training & opportunities
Youth Work Vacancies
Resources
Funding
Health
Blogs and Comment
Consultation

 
As part of our response to the crisis, the YWU hosts a series of on-going thematic online network meetings for youth work practitioners and managers in our region. Networks include: Youth Voice Workers; those working with LGBT+ young people; Youth Work Leads; the Voluntary Youth Organisations Network; the Youth Impact Network and the Young People’s Youth Voice Steering Group. If you would like to join in any of the online meetings, let us know:  theunit@youthworkunit.com
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The Youth Work Unit Yorkshire and the Humber serves on the Covid-19 Youth Work Response Group with the NYA, the Mix and other national Youth Sector organisations. The group maintains the one point of contact Youth Work Support  If there are things you would like to see on the site, or you see things which could be improved, contact us: theunit@youthworkunit.com
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As part of their Lockdown Programme, The Yorkshire & Humber Youth Voice Steering Group has published a report on their experiences of Education during lockdown. 
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The Y&H Youth Voice Steering Group is hosting weekly online sessions for young people,a mix of meeting with regional MPs, Guest Speakers and social action development sessions.  They would like to thank everyone who have taken part so far.  contact theunt@youthworkunit.com for details.
Yorkshire and the Humber News

Thousands of people in Yorkshire have signed a petition calling for Britain’s colonial history to become part of the school curriculum          ________________________________________________

Ministers must take immediate steps to help young people, Justine Greening calls on the Chancellor to improve access to apprenticeships

The prime minister has promised to offer an “opportunity guarantee” that will give “every young person the chance of an apprenticeship or an in-work placement” to boost the economy after Covid-19. But details of how this policy would actually work or how much it would cost are not yet known. 
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York Mind has secured a £10,000 donation from the National Lottery Fund, as part of a scheme in which £6 million was shared between charities to help with loneliness during the Covid-19 lockdown period. 
National News

Children’s Commissioner - Fact checking claims about child poverty

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England has ruled that Boris Johnson made misleading claims about supposedly falling child poverty levels at prime minister’s questions, but backed claims made by Keir Starmer. The Office of the Children's Commissioner has published clarification using official data. 
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Government Unveils £350m Tuition Plan to Help Disadvantaged Pupils Catch Up
Up to two million of the most disadvantaged schoolchildren in England will be able to access high-quality tuition as part of a plan to help pupils catch up on lost learning following the Covid-19 pandemic. 
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Thousands of excluded pupils in England have no place to go in September
Thousands of excluded pupils who are at risk of criminal and sexual exploitation have no school, college or training place to go to in September because of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 crisis
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Sector leaders in Leicester have raised concerns over the impact of a local lockdown on children and young people  read more here 

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The Duke of Sussex has paid tribute to young people tackling racial inequality in a surprise speech to recipients of The Diana Award
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Teenager has a plan to mobilize young people everywhere
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the Local Government Association has publishing findings that, between March and June, councils have incurred £4.8 billion of extra cost pressures and income losses as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. The estimated financial challenge councils face as a result of the pandemic will reach £10.9 billion


Eurodesk opportunities
free Webinare for young people and professionals. Access to Funded Work, Travel, and Volunteer Opportunities within the UK and Abroad.  The primary focus will be taking individuals through the website, and to show how to access these opportunities.
 Jul 8, 2020 2:30 PM   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/757233808732731444


Second meeting Internationalism Alliance’s next steps. will be on Monday 20 July, 11:00 – 13:00. Please register 
themes include 
  • Building a powerful central evidence base to understand and share best practice and the benefits to young people and linking together campaigns promoting international experience
  • Strengthening connections with employers and business to enhance employment opportunities
  • Advocating for policies and funding
  •  Promoting language learning and valuing different language communities

SALTO Youth - Journey - Involving young people in education and action for gender equality and against gender-based violence manual
In this manual you will find out approaches, concrete tools, tips and tricks on how to educate young people on topics of gender and gender-based violence and empower them to take action.

Salto Youth - Youth and Museums #MuseoJoven Seminar
The seminar aims to create a meeting space for youth workers, young people, and museum professionals with the intention of reflecting upon their relationship and bringing them closer together. This seminar is from 3 - 8 October 2020. Deadline is Thursday 30 July.
 
Reports and Studies
Coronavirus Impacts BAME Children's Mental Health More Than White Peers, Research Shows  A report by online support service Kooth highlights higher proportions of people from BAME backgrounds dying from Covid-19 and school closures as the main reasons for a surge in anxiety among under-18s. The study found that over the last three months depression among BAME children and young people increased by 9.2 per cent compared with the same time period last year. Over the same period, depression in white children and young people dropped by 16.2 per cent.
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The Childhood Trust - Children in Lockdown report
This new report by the Childhood Trust documents the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on disadvantaged and vulnerable children. In this report they draw together emerging evidence from available studies to highlight some of the most pressing concerns that the government and third sector organisations need to address and mitigate this crisis for children.
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The Centre for Justice Innovation has published a report, Time to get it right: Enhancing problem-solving practice in the Youth Court examining current practice i, n the youth court, including how the court was meeting the needs of vulnerable young people.
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The Charity Commission has published a report into the relationship between the public’s view of Charity, charities, the role of regulation as well as trustees’ views of public expectations and of the Commission - Regulating in the public interest The relationship between Charity, charities and the general public
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Community First Yorkshire have produced a report on the impact of Covid-19 on Charity and Voluntary Sector.  

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Recently published report by Acevo and Voice4Change explores  Home Truths: Undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector. 

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The NSPCC's latest findings from a review of helpline data - Social isolation and the risk of child abuse
 
Events, training & opportunities

The British Youth Council is now recruiting young people to be part of The Youth Voice Steering Group. The programme started last year with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).  more information is available Here

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CYP Now - #CHANCES4CHILDREN Campaign
The campaign will highlight the challenges disadvantaged children and families face as the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and the work being done to provide them with support, however big or small. They want to hear from people whether they work in council children’s services, a voluntary sector youth organisation or independent nursery, #Chances4Children wants to be a platform to celebrate the work provided to vulnerable children of all ages. Share news with CYP Now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn by using the hashtag #Chances4Children or email stories to cypnow@markallengroup.com
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Feed Me Good - Home Cooking Survey
Social enterprise Feed Me Good are running a survey to learn more about peoples' thoughts around home cooking, especially during the pandemic. FeedMeGood run Health and Wellbeing projects in the UK, one of which is teaching individuals and families how to cook nutritious home-made meals on a budget.
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The long-term impact of open youth work: Research design workshop
King’s College London are working in partnership with Partnership for Young London and others to plan a possible future research project on the long-term impact of open youth work. If you are a youth worker or are interested for other reasons, you are very welcome to join an online workshop to discuss and shape this potential research: Thursday 16 July, 2pm-3:30pm, online on Zoom (link will be sent when you have booked). More information get in touch with Tania.

Faith based opportunity - St Michael le Belfrey in York runs has a  one year Intern programme istarting in September.. 
Youth Work Vacancies
 Communications and Marketing Manager  National Youth Agency

 Head of Toolkit, Youth Endowment Fund 

Senior Researcher  Youth Endowment Fund 

Kenetic Youth have a range of youth worker posts. 
Resources
The National Youth Agency and partners has produced guidance in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive to support local providers, youth sector leaders, volunteers and young people to remain safe when engaging with youth sector activities
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The Chartered Institute of Fundraising, with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, have produced detailed guidance for charities looking to resume public fundraising
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BTEG – Are they doing their duty?
This guide, published by BTEG (Black Training & Enterprise Group), is for local Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) forums and groups. It is intended to help BAME groups to keep track of how the public authorities in their local area are eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equal opportunities - as they are legally obliged to do under the Equality Act 2010

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Full Fact - How you can fact check claims about the new coronavirus
There is a lot of information being circulated about coronavirus, but not all of it is accurate. False or misleading information can come in many forms: from viral posts on social media, to comments made by public figures, to statements printed or broadcast by journalists. Full Fact have published a list of fact checks as well as advice on how to check whether information is reliable or not.
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Launched this week, DigiSafe provides comprehensive digital safeguarding advice for charities designing new services or taking existing ones online. 

Funding
Ecclesiastical - £50,000 Grant
 Ecclesiastical understand the importance of larger, longer-term funding for charities, and how difficult it can be to get these projects off the ground. That’s why they’re awarding 10 charities a £50,000 grant to support them with longer-term funding. They are looking for projects which support one of the following: The advancement of education and skills; Citizenship or community development and Arts, culture or heritage. Deadline Friday 24 July.

The Blagrave Trust - Challenge and Change Fund
The Challenge and Change fund has £80,000 to invest in young people aged 18-25 working across England. Young people can apply for grants between £1,000 to £10,000 to take their work to the next level. Deadline is Monday 27 July 2020.

Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community Fund is a quarterly funding competition which allows registered charities to apply for funding of up to £50,000 through their Crowdfunding platform. Due to COVID-19, Aviva have broadened their criteria to include applications for covering the core running costs of causes looking to adapt or continue their vital services throughout COVID-19 - so they can help their beneficiaries and communities during this time of need. Deadline is Sunday 28 July
 
Health

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust launches Virtual Summer programme for young people recovering from cancer. 

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people faced higher levels of cyberbullying, and reported an increase in homophobia
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Blogs and Comment
Coronavirus Blog – Youth blog by Brook
It was a lovely, warm march day when we got the news. Year 11s and year 13s everywhere shed streams of tears, rejoiced and took to the internet to share their shock. All A-level and GCSE exams had been cancelled permanently for this year. Sure, we had speculated this and some of us had secretly fantasized hearing those golden words, but getting the news was still surreal.
Consultation
TUC - BME workers survey
The TUC has focused intervention on the impact of institutional racism. In all the discussions around this issue, the voices of BME workers themselves have been largely absent. They want to hear BME workers’ voices and experiences as they must shape the debate and any solutions developed.

Closing 21st July 2020
Education Select Committee: Left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds

Closing 21st July 2020
Education Select Committee: The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services

Closing 3rd August 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carer's leave



 
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