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Happy of Southwark

My spirits were lifted this week by the report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development report which told us that on average teenagers are happy with life and give life 7.3/10 in a happiness score [BBC].  In the UK the average 15 year old scores happiness at 7/10, which is a positive affirmation in a world which throws so many challenges in their direction.  Far from being grumpy the young people we bump in to around the offices here in Canada Water (Southwark) are mostly happy if occasionally bashful!

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Votes needed to help us secure Natwest Funding to support hundreds of marginalized young people!

Shortlisted from more than 700 projects, down to 12 in the London region, with your support we can receive up to £35,000 from the Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund to deliver our “PROMYSE” – Promoting Youth Social Entrepreneurship project. PROMYSE will benefit hundreds of marginalized young people to become aspiring social entrepreneurs.

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Internship: Youth Voice Journal Secretariat

An exciting opportunity has come up for a junior researcher to join the editorial team of the peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal and IARS Publications.

As the Secretariat for the Youth Voice Journal, your role will be key to the development of this peer reviewed publication as well as other books and magazines published by IARS Publications.

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Rivers of Good

Today marks the 49th anniversary of Enoch Powell's infamous Rivers of Blood speech where he expressed his concerns about the level of migration and the impact that this could cause.  His predictions of 7 million migrants in the UK by the year 2000 didn't come true, with actual figures of around 4.6m reported in the 2001 census [BBC, ONS].  At the time his words sparked uprisings of workers worried about their jobs and led to his sacking from the shadow cabinet.

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Restorative Justice Council announces RJ guide for Prison Governors

The Restorative Justice Council has announced the publication of a guide for prison governors on delivering restorative justice.

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