The Executive needs to craft a new Programme for Government. Scope takes a look at how young people rate progress on the high-level outcomes that guide Stormont. Their biggest concern is the environment.
NICVA’s latest Covid-19 Impact Survey shows the immense impact of the pandemic on the local third sector and its ability to deliver services. Significant statutory help is needed. It won’t be provided without making a good case.
Today’s babies and infants are having a peculiar – and challenging – start to their lives. It has affected their behaviour, wellbeing and likely their development. They and their parents need more support.
Local children will soon be back at school. Catching up on education is vital – but so is pupils’ mental health. Scope looks at a new report from Barnardo’s NI that gathered evidence from teachers and other education staff.
The pandemic has highlighted many economic weaknesses. A terrible downturn is inevitable, and young people will be worst affected. Throw in other factors, like climate change, and new thinking seems necessary.
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