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What now for the youth service?

Following the results of the General Election ChooseYouth is now carefully considering its tactics. But 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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Campaign to save Leeds Youth Service

Government cuts are threatening Leeds Youth Service. Funding for the ‘Youth Offer’ is to be cut by 50%. The Youth Offer is made up of Youth Services in local communities run by council youth workers, and by Connexions-type work with ‘NEETs’ contracted out to the third sector.

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Watch Jordan’s story

Youth Services save lives.... this vital service is being demolished and we need to stand together and say no!

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Why campaign for youth services?

Choose Youth lobbied Parliament in November 2012 ... young people's voices have been ignored by the coalition government.

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