Kinship care

Kinship care survey launched by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has funded kinship care information, advice and support services for several years. During that time, there have been a number of changes for kinship care families across Scotland, which mean that their support needs may have changed too.

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Mentor News

Young People’s Advisory Panel: an invitation to tender

Mentor is currently inviting offers from organisations to support the delivery of the Young People's Advisory Panel (YPAP) in England.

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Policy

House of Lords debate highlights continued need for drug education & prevention

Mentor responds to an informed debate in the House of Lords on Monday 11 April on the issue of drug misuse, education and prevention. The debate highlighted the growing importance of drug policy to members of both Houses, and of evidence-based education and prevention measures.

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Research

Mentor joins expert panel at UNODC global conference

Mentor's efforts to promote holistic approach to education and prevention have been acknowledged by international delegates at the UNODC global conference held in Vienna on 14-22 March 2016. Mentor was invited to take part in an expert panel, presenting our work on protecting young people from New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) use.

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Policy

Mentor welcomes new crime prevention strategy

Mentor welcomes the Home Office's new Crime Prevention Strategy, which encourages an evidence-based approach to alcohol and drug education and quality PSHE education as preventive measures against criminal activity.

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CEO Blog

CEO Blog: The amazing positive potential of kinship care

Michael O'Toole responds to a recent File on 4 programme on Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) and reflects on Mentor's ongoing work with kinship carers in Scotland and England.

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Education

The growing role of Mentor-ADEPIS in education and prevention

Mentor celebrates the expansion of Mentor-ADEPIS' reach over the past three years while recognising the work still to be done, particularly in terms of influencing school practice across the UK. As Mentor continues to develop its research base and services, Mentor-ADEPIS will serve an increasingly important role as a leading source of evidence-based guidance and resources for alcohol and drug prevention and education.

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Programmes

Reflections on the Unplugged UK training

With the delivery of the Unplugged UK pilot now well underway, we are keen to share the experiences of our team and participants in the recent training sessions.

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Programmes

Mentor to help develop gambling education pilot

Mentor will be working in partnership with Demos and the PSHE Association to develop a gambling education pilot to be delivered in UK schools.

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Mentor News

Mentor welcomes two new trustees

Mentor is delighted to welcome two new trustees to the board: Kelly Allen, of the Cabinet Office, and Clive Standish, former financial chief of UBS. Read more about them here.

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