Young people need a place to socialise offline- YMCA responds to NSPCC figures showing rise in loneliness in children

Thousands of young people are feeling lonely and misunderstood, new figures have revealed. The NSPCC delivered 4,063 counselling sessions last year – the equivalent of 11 per day – to children who were lonely and warned that children as young as six struggle with the pressures of growing up in the modern world and a lack…

Body Confidence Campaign Toolkit for Schools launched

YMCA England responds to Government compulsory Sex and Relationships Education announcement

Education Secretary Justine Greening announced today that Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is to become compulsory in all of England’s schools. Amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill will place a duty on the Secretary of State for Education to make regulations requiring: All primary schools in England to teach age-appropriate ‘relationships education’; and…