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Child Suicide Rates during the COVID-19 Pandemic in England: Real-time Surveillance July 20

The report finds, among the likely suicide deaths reported after lockdown, that restriction to education and other activities, disruption to care and support services, tensions at home and isolation appeared to be contributing factors

Funding for Social Action Projects run by young people aged 18 – 30

The European Solidarity Corps, enables young people to manage their own Social Action project in their community, gaining transferable skills and experience. Round 3 deadline on 1 October 2020

Teenagers Falling Through the Gaps


3rd European Youth Work Convention

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Youth Steering Group Climate Change Review 2020


Y&H Youth Voice Steering Group Education Report

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In the Loop 17th June

My experience with youth voice in quarantine by Aimee Walker

As we enter June I have begun to reflect on my youth work experience over lockdown. I have taken part in youth cabinets for 4 years within North Yorkshire, 2 of which at a regional level. During lockdown the way we have conducted our meetings, conventions and planning has completely changed. What would have been a day long activity (complete with travel) once a month or half term has turned into a weekly hour or two from the comfort of my own room. Being from north yorkshire having countywide meetings can be geographically challenging so the way we meet has allowed us to progress through our project quickly. Within the region we have been able to communicate with more professionals from across the county as they now like us work from the comfort of their own home.

As much as this has been beneficial in so many ways a part of what I love about youth work has been lost. The highlights of many events are not the conversation in the room but the ones that my friends and I have after or before. As much as a virtual format makes youth work more convenient, it has lost a key aspect of what makes it so special. Throughout the years I have made life long friends, learned life skills that I could never get in school. My fondest memories often are actually the journey to the venue on the train catching up with people I haven’t seen for months or singing show tunes with full choreography.

When people ask me what I’m the proudest of it’s always the work I have done to improve the community but when they ask me what made it special the answer will always be the people and friends I got to work with. I can’t wait to see them again soon.


Members of People First, Keighley and Craven ask “What is Youth Work?”

An interview with Patrick Ambrose in which he talks about life as a Youth Worker and the benefits of travel for young people. With thanks to People First Keighley and Craven and the members who conducted the interview.

Listen to the interview here:


In the Loop number 9 – The World of Young People

You can read In the Loop number 9


In The Loop No 9
Covid-19 You will be able to find resources to help you and young people keep calm, stay connected and be safe. Each section has downloadable resources and links to other useful sites to support youth workers or use with young people. Please visit Youth Work Support concerning Covid-19