The charity’s annual Good Childhood Report has examined international data showing that children aged 15 in the UK had the greatest fear of failure, and the lowest overall life satisfaction across the... More

In a previous blog I suggested that we need Gen Z’s help to figure out what discipleship looks like in the digital wasteland; to describe what shape wisdom takes. I thought I’d give that a go and ask a... More

But have you ever asked yourself why we’re so obsessed with craft? Youth work isn’t littered with Easter gardens made from corner yogurt pots or creation collages, so why does it play such a big part in... More

Actions taken to contain the spread of the pandemic, such as school closures and movement restrictions, are disrupting children’s routines and their support systems. Hundreds of millions of children and... More

Some of us have felt fatigued and it’s been tough to engage via the online space – there have been huge drop-offs in numbers and in some cases young people aren’t engaging at all. Children have grown tired... More

Now everyone has to stay in education longer (until your 18th birthday), in a way there is less pressure to ensure you get the results you want, first time round.The options for young people are also more... More

A-Level results day can be a stressful day - either because success has meant that the dream of a university place has now become real or because the route you thought you were about to follow now looks... More

I was a teenager in the 1970s – I was placed in permanent foster care at 14 as my mother battled alcoholism. I was constantly skipping school, and my form tutors must have wept writing out my termly attendance... More

Unsurprisingly, it’s anxiety inducing for me as an adult. I crave my routine of getting out to the office, seeing colleagues and friends and socialising with family on the weekends. Without a doubt, it’s... More

My first visit to St Augustine’s theological college was exciting for many reasons, but none more than the presence of a community of Benedictine sisters. Real-life nuns who lived and worshiped quietly... More