Kinship care

Kinship Care Week guest blog: Frances Rowan

Frances Rowan and her husband took on the care of her cousin's two daughters in May 2016. This week, Frances shares her experience of becoming a kinship carer and some advice for new kinship carers.

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Press Release

Melanie Onn shows support for Mentor’s Kinship Care Week

Melanie Onn MP has lent her support to Mentor's Kinship Care Week, shining a light on the dedication and commitment of the thousands of kinship carers who give children and young people a safe, loving and stable home.

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Kinship care

Kinship Care Week guest blog: Melanie Onn MP

Melanie Onn, Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby, was raised by her great aunt from the age of seven. In this guest blog, she shares her experience of growing up in kinship care.

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Press Release

Press Release: Mentor Launches Kinship Care Week 2017

Mentor launches its Kinship Care Week as a new survey shows high public expectation for grandparents to take on childcare if parents can no longer do so.

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ADEPIS

Smoking, drinking and drug use trends among young people in England

An updated overview of smoking, drinking and drug use trends and perceptions among young people in England.

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Kinship care

Kinship Care Week: shining a light on family carers

From April 24th to April 30th, Mentor is leading Kinship Care Week for England to celebrate the dedication of kinship carers, raise awareness and funds for kinship care projects, and promote best practice among the professional community that supports these families.

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Scotland

Mentor launches the National Kinship Care Website for Scotland

Mentor is delighted to announce the launch of the new National Kinship Care Website for Scotland, kinship.scot, the first site of its kind. This site will complement Mentor’s National Kinship Care Resource Guide by providing kinship families with information and advice, as well as access to training, policy updates, local and national support and all the latest news and events across Scotland.

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Education

Developing a school-wide culture of good behaviour

Leading behaviour expert Tom Bennett is calling on the government to make changes to the way that schools tackle behaviour in a new DfE-commissioned report that also calls on the government to collect behaviour data to allow schools to be compared.

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ADEPIS

Mentor-ADEPIS seminar explores how to use evidence for effective alcohol and drug education

The first Mentor-ADEPIS seminar of 2017 invited practitioners, service providers and commissioners to discuss the significance of using quality standards in alcohol and drug education to develop and deliver effective programmes for young people.

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NPS

NPS & VSA All-Party Parliamentary Group website launched

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for New Psychoactive Substances and Volatile Substance Abuse has launched its website.

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