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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…

Working Well

I went to an event hosted by the Design Council this morning. They were launching the platforms that won a place on the The Working Well Design Challenge. The 3 teams have achieved a lot in…

Inspire Day with Braintree & Newhaven Foyer

Last week me and my colleague Harman held an Inspire Day hosted by Braintree Foyer for residents from both Braintree & Newhaven Foyer. Our aim for the day was to inform young people of the Foyer…

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Open Talent Works by Barry James Caunter

My name is Barry James Caunter and I’m a Talent Champion. I’m writing this article because I believe 100% that Open Talent works. The only problem I see is that not all young people in Foyers…

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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…

The Youth Contract and the Foyer Deal

We hear from young people in our network all the time about the importance of The Foyer Federation deal in giving them a stake in society and letting them give something for something. From our news…