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Building a Statutory Youth Service - Labour Party Consultation 2018

Here's our response. We hope that partner organisations will also submit their own submissions to this important consultation.

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Youth Work Works

Happy Youth Work Week 2018. We are pleased to be supporting youth workers and youth organisations across the UK to campaign for a properly funded and resourced statutory youth service. Please join us in this endeavour. Support youth work. Support the Youth Service. Support Youth Work Week 2018.



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Labour Party Consultation

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Ten Minute Rule Bill on a Statutory Youth Service

June 6th was an important day for the future of youth work and youth services.

Straight after PMQ's, Lloyd Russell Moyle MP spoke to a Bill in Parliament seeking to introduce a statutory youth service to enhance open access provision and secure resourcing for our essential work.

It was great to have so many young people and youth workers in Parliament, meeting their MPs and rallying support for the Bill. 


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Our roundtable event on the importance of youth services and creation of a statutory youth service on the 23rd April, at the Palace of Westminster proved extremely popular and a big thank you for all those who were able to attend and thanks also to those who were with us in spirit but unable to attend.

The event saw young people, youth workers, lecturers, MPs and supporters from a range of national organisations come together, united in support for youth work, and youth services.

Have a look at the comprehensive and detailed article in Youth & Policy here.

We listened and debated the need for a statutory youth service, a notion supported by all, including a number of MPs and have the support of Cat Smith MP who has agreed to consult on the implementation of a national infrastructure for a country-wide youth service in a powerful show of unity for youth sector partners and players.

We are going to have to be focused and organised over the coming year to win and will send out some briefings to assist with campaigning.

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Labour commits to a statutory youth service

John McDonnell, Labour MP and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer in addressing a Conference of the General Federation of Trade Unions, an organisation that supports young people and ChooseYouth, commits to a statutory Youth Service as part of Labour's National Education Service.

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