Research

New research on kinship care and employment

Parenting across Scotland recently completed research on the impact of kinship care on employment. This briefing includes an overview of the research as well as case studies and a list of organisations that may be able to offer advice if you are affected by the issues discussed.

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Mentor News

Mentor to launch youth panel

Mentor is preparing to launch a panel of youth advisors to inform and develop our work by putting young people's voices at the heart of what we do.

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Fundraising

CBRE team to cycle from London to Brussels in charity bike ride

A team of cyclists from CBRE GWS are taking part in a bike ride from London to Brussels to raise money for Mentor and another charity organisation in September 2016.

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Mentor News

Barnet pupils earn £250 for Mentor in school competition

We are delighted to share the news that a group of pupils from Whitefield School in Barnet have raised £250 for Mentor with a project created as part of First Give's school programme "Live to Give".

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Kinship care

Getting it right for kinship families

On Tuesday 14th June, Mentor welcomed delegates from across Scotland to Dundas Castle to participate in a conference entitled, Getting it Right for Kinship Families.

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Policy

Public health bodies call for new approach to drugs

The UK's leading public health bodies have issued a report recommending, among other measures, that all children and young people learn about drugs in school through personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) education.

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CEO Blog

CEO Blog: Leading public health bodies add weight to prevention

My comments on the Taking a New Line on Drugs report and a look at the potential for prevention to have a more prominent role within the UK's approach to drugs misuse.

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Research

Guest blog: Drunk at age 11

Better understanding why very young people start drinking has been a recent focus for the team at the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at University College London. In this blog, lead researcher Yvonne Kelly shares her team's work investigating underage drinking.

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News

‘Listen First’: UNODC launches international prevention campaign

UNODC has launched 'Listen First', an international campaign for science-based drug prevention which aims to raise awareness around listening to children and youth as the first step to help them grow into healthy and safe adults.

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AlcDrugsConf

Mentor and The Alcohol Education Trust to host National Conference

On October 19, The Alcohol Education Trust and Mentor are bringing together a group of experts to showcase evidence-based and effective good practice at the National Alcohol and Drugs Education Conference.

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