Press release: CFEB's money matters training in youth work has minister approval
**30 March 2011 **
The fifth in a series of five good practice guides is launched at the House of Commons today with youth organisations and MPs. Young People and Money is our free training programme to enable youth practitioners to support young people in money management. The series of ‘Money in the mix’ guides show how this can be embedded in foster care, in youth work, in information and guidance, with young offenders, and in supported housing. Each was developed with key organisations in each sector, and published as supplements to Children and Young People Now magazine.
Each guide has been launched at the House, with hosts including Tim Loughton, MP and Under Secretary, Department for Education, Justin Tomlinson, MP and Chair of the All-party Parliamentary Group on financial education, and Lord David Hunt of Wirral.
Tim Loughton MP highly praised the programme and backed us in our aims to embed training in policy and practice, referring to his forthcoming youth policy Lord Hunt of Wirral said ‘Many congratulations on organising such a successful launch of the guide for those working with young people in information, advice and counselling. I was most impressed indeed with “Money in the Mix: Advice and Guidance” and its concentration on producing a guide as to how best to embed financial capability and information advice and guidance for young people.’