Category Archives: Education

NCB: improving outcomes for children

NCB Northern Ireland Director Celine McStravick outlines how its work is helping to meet the needs of children and young people. NCB is a research and development charity, which works to improve...

Rising joblessness

MLAs and business leaders are seeking bolder action after unemployment rose by 8,000 in three months. Rising joblessness has prompted calls for an urgent re-think of the Executive’s economic policies.  The official...

Higher education strategy

An increased emphasis on subjects needed in the economy and research collaboration between universities and business is central to the new strategy. The province’s first higher education strategy, published by Employment and...

Demographics and definitions

A summary of population projections for children. The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) projects that the number of children aged 0-18 will increase from 458,000 in 2012 to a peak...

Churches and children’s work

A large share of Northern Ireland’s youth and children’s work is carried out by churches and faith-based groups. Peter Cheney considers the sector’s scale and how it fits into society. While children’s...