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Youth Work and Youth Services: Our Shared Future
ChooseYouth have convened a special open forum event on April 13th, 2016 in a central London venue for all youth sector organisations who wish to participate in a shared future for youth work and youth services. We welcome input from all interested parties to help us shape up the agenda and welcome any papers or proposals for speakers or ideas regarding structuring the event which should focus on acting together. Bookings can be made through the Eventbrite page. http://our-shared-future.eventbrite.co.uk
Places are filling fast for this free event. Please contact Kerry Jenkins for information.
What now for the youth service?
Following the results of the General Election ChooseYouth has had to carefully consider its tactics. If we believe that elected representatives are there to serve the people then we believe that every single MP should be asked to actively support our draft Young People and Youth Service Bill. Politicians seem to have dangerously reversed the idea of democracy and think their mandate comes from their manifestos, none of which incidentally said continue to let the Youth Service rot. All our resolve, all our energy, all our campaigning skills, all our commitment is going to have to be shared and co ordinated and focused in the months ahead or the few remnants of the Youth Service will disappear. We have produced for circulation, debate and action a Young People and Youth Service Bill to "Give a duty to the Secretary of State to promote and secure a sufficient youth service and to impose a duty on local authorities to provide youth services and establish local youth service partners to promote youth participation and engagement."
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Youth Services save lives.... this vital service is being demolished and we need to stand together and say no!
Why campaign for youth services?
Choose Youth lobbied Parliament in November 2012 ... young people's voices have been ignored by the coalition government.