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Positive Activities – Beverley Hughes

The Children’s Minister, Beverley Hughes MP, has given a speech to the LGA about positive activities for young people.  She says:

Today though, we know that having safe, fun, engaging things for young people to do in their communities is not just nice to have – not an optional extra – but essential for their development.

And any expert in social policy or child development will now tell you that positive activities provide many of the foundations upon which young people’s future outcomes are based…

And these important aspects of development can, in turn, improve young people’s engagement with school; improve confidence and self-esteem; build the resilience needed to say ‘no’ to problematic behaviours such as getting involved with drugs or crime.

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