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Youth First, the employee and youth owned and run mutual to deliver youth provision in Lewisham, announced earlier this month an invitation to submit an application to tender for one of ten contracts for youth service provision.

Following the completion of the tender process for children's centres, Pre-school Learning Alliance has been allocated the contract in partnership with Clyde Nursery School, with Beecroft Garden School and other partners to deliver services across the borough. 

Lewisham Council has approved the transfer of the council-run Lewisham Music Service & Hub to Lewisham Music - a new charity.

Lewisham Council is launching its new Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and early help on 31 January 2017.


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The London Borough of Lewisham has developed a new Early Help Strategy, and much work has been undertaken to revise the structures of referral, assessment and action planning.

On 19 October Kayla Sh'ay was elected the new Young Mayor of Lewisham. Tekisha Henry, another candidate followed as the newly elected Deputy Young Mayor.

Destiny Chapman and Riley Jhanji have been appointed members of the UK Youth Parliament representing the borough of Lewisham.

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) has launched a new toolkit for schools and colleges to support the measurement and monitoring of children and young people’s mental wellbeing, in partnership with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Evidence Based Practice Unit, Common Room and Public Health England.

Beneath the Threshold is a study that aims to explore the impact austerity and policy change is having on the changing thresholds, and higher risk referrals experienced by young people. In particular the study seeking to answer the following questions:

Lewisham Council has launched the Lewisham local offer, a new online resource for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), as required by the government.

The provision of childcare has increased dramatically over the last two decades. As late as 1990, there were just 59,000 nursery places in England and Wales, compared with over 1.8 million places today.

Lewisham's Children and young people's commissioning team is keen to hear from young carers in the borough who are between the ages of 5 and 18 years old, about their experiences.

4in10 and Children England want to hear from working families in London who are experiencing issues with housing, problem debt, or food insecurity, as a result of low paid or insecure work.

The National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust said it currently works with more than 300 local delivery providers to deliver the programme – which has a target of engaging 300,000 young people by 2020.

A new Arts Award Network for Lewisham and Greenwich has been formed to help young artists develop their skills and leadership abilities.

Around 45 representatives from faith groups and faith organisations around the borough gathered at the Civic Suite on 30 June for the launch of our new Safeguarding children training programme designed to meet the specific needs of faith groups.

Stick it, a free one-day workshop aimed at disadvantaged young people aged 14-25, focuses on first aid in relation to knife and gun crime, as part of St John's Ambulance's

Last December the Council held a public consultation on the future of Lewisham's children's centres.

Children England has launched a campaign calling on the next government to put children at the heart of all its policies and decisions.

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