Programmes

Guest blog: Tokko Youth Film Project

Mentor have been working with the Interact group at Tokko Youth Space to produce a short film to raise awareness about New Psychoactive Substances. In this blog, Tokko Youth Project Worker Anna Butterworth shares her experiences of working on this project together.

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Policy

Policy blog: The Psychoactive Substances Act one year on

As we approach the first anniversary of the passing into law of the Psychoactive Substances Act, Mentor's Director of Policy and Communications Jeremy Sare reflects on the Act's effectiveness and how much harm to young people has been prevented.

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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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News

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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Kinship care

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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