Children, young people and families news
Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014
Barnet Council has been selected to be one of the first councils to take part in the expanded Troubled Families Programme.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions praises Barnet Council and DWP's new ways of working during borough visit
Published on Monday 4 August 2014
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith has today praised examples of partnership working by Barnet Council, DWP and other public sector organisations during a visit to the borough.
Published on Monday 28 July 2014
Barnet is today being given the green light to allow local people approved to adopt children to search the national Adoption Register for the first time ever from this September.
Published on Monday 21 July 2014
Barnet Council is asking for residents' views on proposed changes to improve its early years' services and make the savings required in 2015/16.
Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014
It was a night of success for Barnet children and young people as three of their short films received five coveted film awards at BAFTA HQ.
Published on Thursday 12 June 2014
Department for Education figures show Barnet has the fourth lowest number of NEETs* in the country.
Published on Tuesday 10 June 2014
An arts venue will be filled with the sound of music this month as more than 2,000 children come together to take part in Barnet Schools’ Music Festival.
Published on Monday 28 April 2014
Barnet foster carers are being treated to a special performance of the play ‘All I’ve known’ by the Chickenshed Theatre Company on Thursday 15 May at the artsdepotin North Finchley.
Published on Thursday 17 April 2014
Barnet Council has received more applications for primary school places than ever before.
Published on Friday 4 April 2014
With the summer just around the corner, young people across Barnet can take part in a series of free and open sessions that have been set up by Barnet Council, together with local sports clubs.
Published on Tuesday 25 March 2014
As the days are getting longer, projects worth more than £500,000 are set to get underway to refurbish six parks and children’s play areas across Barnet.
Published on Monday 17 March 2014
The winners of the 2014 Barnet UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) have been announced.
Published on Thursday 13 March 2014
The Friends of Northway Gardens have issued a call to arms for the local community to help them spruce up the park in time for the work to officially begin on its redevelopment.
Published on Tuesday 11 March 2014
If a career in working with children and young people appeals, then don’t forget this year’s Jobs and Careers Fair.
Published on Friday 7 March 2014
Barnet students will go on trial at Willesden Magistrates’ Court this weekend – but it’s all in a good cause.
Published on Tuesday 4 March 2014
Every pupil who applied on time for a secondary school place in Barnet has received the offer of a place.
Published on Tuesday 25 February 2014
38 young people across Barnet are ready to compete for four prestigious roles in the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) Elections which take place between 24th February until 7th March 2014.
Published on Monday 27 January 2014
Author of the bestselling Gods and Warriors series, Michelle Paver, will be visiting Barnet students on Thursday 27 February 2014.
Published on Friday 24 January 2014
A proposal to operate a new primary school currently under construction in Mill Hill East is expected to be approved by the Schools Minister this month.
Published on Tuesday 17 December 2013
Two free schools in Barnet look set to bring disused playing fields back into public use after two decisions at Barnet Council’s Cabinet Resources Committee last night (16 December).
Published on Friday 15 November 2013
The Barnet Youth Board and the UK Youth Parliament have invited other young people to ‘takeover’ Barnet Council on 22nd November at North London Business Park.
Published on Monday 19 August 2013
One year on since its launch, Barnet Council’s Platforms Programme has helped hundreds of young people gain a foothold into the world of work.
Published on Thursday 15 August 2013
Parents are being asked about their childcare needs as part of a borough wide review.
Published on Tuesday 30 July 2013
A range of services aimed at supporting children from birth to 19 have been launched with Barnet Council funding.
Published on Friday 19 July 2013
From martial arts for toddlers, volleyball for young people and musical theatre for adults, Directme’s got it all.
Published on Thursday 11 July 2013
Young people who’ve taken part in Barnet Council’s successful Platforms Programme or Apprenticeship Club have been congratulated at a recent Celebration Event.
Published on Tuesday 9 July 2013
Barnet’s Council’s Youth and Community Service are co-ordinating another action packed summer of courses for young people in Barnet.
Published on Friday 21 June 2013
Barnet’s young people are being given a welcome boost thanks to a new scheme aimed at increasing the number of apprenticeships on offer.
Published on Monday 13 May 2013
This week sees the start of Foster Care Fortnight, an annual campaign aimed at highlighting the urgent need for more foster carers.
Published on Monday 4 March 2013
Residents are being invited to mark International Women’s Day during a special talk and film screening on Friday 8 March 2013.
Published on Thursday 28 February 2013
Barnet Council is extending its support to help young people into work by reinvesting in the most successful elements of its ‘Platforms’ programme.
Published on Tuesday 26 February 2013
Barnet Council’s Cabinet Resources Committee last night approved the sale of Stanley Road playing fields in East Finchley to The Archer Academy.
Published on Friday 15 February 2013
Barnet Council’s recent Hub Day gave local young people the opportunity to improve their chances of getting an apprenticeship.
Published on Wednesday 13 February 2013
Barnet’s young people who want to find out more about future opportunities will have the opportunity soon at the Barnet’s Youth and Community Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award programme.
Published on Tuesday 5 February 2013
Barnet Council has submitted planning applications for six primary schools across the borough.
Published on Wednesday 9 January 2013
Young Barnet residents looking to get into politics this year have until 16 January to send in their applications to represent their borough in the UK Youth Parliament.
Published on Wednesday 12 December 2012
A project led by young people to raise awareness about issues which threaten their safety has won the prestigious London Safeguarding Children Award.
Published on Monday 10 December 2012
A new service aimed at helping young people leaving care lead more independent lives has been launched in Barnet.
Published on Monday 19 November 2012
Sogand Shaker, 17, from Barnet will join over 300 elected members of Youth Parliament in the House of Commons on 23 November, to decide the UK Youth Parliament’s priority campaign.
Published on Thursday 11 October 2012
Barnet Council has written to schools in the vicinity of the former Friern Barnet library building advising them of the Council's concerns about children attending events within the premises.
Published on Tuesday 9 October 2012
Deciding that a child or young person shouldn’t live with their family is never easy or clear cut. Neither is the decision to become a foster carer.
Published on Thursday 20 September 2012
The best sporting talent from Barnet schools have been celebrated at the 2012 Barnet School Sport Awards.
Published on Thursday 6 September 2012
All reception class children whose parents applied for a Barnet school place by January’s deadline have been offered a place in a school, confirms the Council Leader, Councillor Richard Cornelius.
Published on Tuesday 14 August 2012
Hot on the heels of Team GB’s success on the water, Barnet Council’s Youth Support Service is helping young people try their hand at canoeing on the Welsh Harp Reservoir.
Published on Thursday 9 August 2012
Two unused flowerbeds have been given a new lease of life thanks to the hard work of Barnet’s Youth Offending Team.
Published on Wednesday 18 July 2012
A new funding allocation scheme for Barnet’s Children’s Centres, which will see those families most in need receiving additional activities and services, was agreed last night (17 July).
Published on Thursday 21 June 2012
Barnet Council has agreed to a £4.5 million investment strategy aimed at helping the local economy by improving roads and pavements and supporting younger residents not in employment, education or training.
You’re Hired: Barnet Council announces £1million apprenticeship and employment fund to help Barnet’s businesses and young people
Published on Tuesday 29 May 2012
Barnet Council has announced proposals for £1 million Barnet Skills, Employment and Enterprise Action Plan aimed at supporting 16-24 year old residents.
Published on Tuesday 22 May 2012
Barnet Council has launched a new service to tackle domestic abuse in the borough.
Published on Thursday 17 May 2012
Thinking about becoming a foster carer? Then now is a great time to find out more with Barnet Council’s upcoming fostering information evening on Tuesday 29 May.
Published on Thursday 17 May 2012
Barnet is officially the best at chess in England and Wales, thanks to some of our youngest and brightest chess stars at a recent championship.
Published on Thursday 10 May 2012
Parents, carers and childcare professionals are being consulted on proposed changes to the funding allocation for Barnet’s Children’s Centres.
Published on Wednesday 14 March 2012
A cooking course which gives young people a taster of what it’s like to work in a professional kitchen has been launched by Barnet Council.
Published on Tuesday 13 March 2012
Barnet’s new UK Youth Parliament Members and Deputy Members were announced at a special results evening held at the North London Business Park last night.
Published on Tuesday 13 March 2012
Barnet Council has announced it is backing Barnardo’s efforts to tackle child sexual exploitation.
Published on Tuesday 6 March 2012
The Royal Airforce (RAF) Museum in Hendon is once again playing host to Barnet’s annual Jobs and Careers Fair.
Published on Monday 19 December 2011
Barnet Council’s Cabinet member for Education, Children and Families has welcomed the government’s announcement that it is to give extra support for the country’s most troubled families.
Categories in Children, young people and families
- Barnet Educational Training Support (BEETS)
- Fostering, adopting and looked after children
- Keeping people safe (safeguarding children)
- Special educational needs
- Youth support