News and updates from ourselves and the Foyer network.

Open Talent pilot film

The Open Talent pilot film

This short film was produced in 2011 to spotlight the Open Talent pilots in the North West In 2011 four Foyers in the North West region piloted the Open Talent approach with 25 young people. Aided…

Secure Colleges MOJ announcement

The Foyer Federation and Young Offenders Academy Advisory Group welcome announcement of Green Paper to “put education at the heart of detention”. The Young Offenders Academy Advisory Group, who have been campaigning for a more effective…

Young people’s open letter to Michael Gove

Last week the Foyer Federation along with our partners responded to comments from the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove regarding his comments on the future of youth policy at the DFE. Since then we…

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Virgin Trains work experience

Celebrating a work experience project for Foyer residents with Virgin Trains set up through our partnership with Virgin Unite. An opportunity for young people that enabled Virgin Trains to fish in a new talent pool. This…

Open letter to Michael Gove

Joint letter to the Secretary of State for Education regarding youth policy The Foyer Federation’s Chief Executive, Jane Slowey, and leaders of a number of key young people’s charities in England have written to the Secretary…

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Driftwood Enterprise

Driftwood Enterprise is a working asset project on the Connect Yourself programme in Bideford. Young people wanted to use their creative and entrepreneurial talents, so they looked around at what resources and opportunities they had available. In December they started making Christmas Trees…

Basildon Residents visit to Westminster

Open Talent Service Development – Basildon Foyer

Open Talent Service Development Each month we will be bringing you updates on Foyers which have undertaken to transform their service by embedding Open Talent and adopting a new way of working and we hope you’ll…

Open Talent Service Development – Doncaster Foyer

Each month we will be bringing you updates on Foyers which have undertaken to transform their service by embedding Open Talent and adopting a new way of working and we hope you’ll follow them on their…