Parliamentary debate on the role and sufficiency of youth work
A key recommendation from the APPG Report was for clear statutory guidance that defines a minimum and protected level of youth service. The Government has initiated a review of the statutory guidance, with NYA joining forces with the Local Government Association (LGA) to lead on the government consultation. This is due to report later in the year and should inform local choices and local youth partnerships, to strengthen youth services that meet local needs.
Now is a critical time when voluntary and statutory providers must come together to make the case for youth work, in advance of the government’s spending review and the development of local youth partnerships to shape and deliver youth services.
The NYA are holding a Youth Summit on the 29 October, 2019 and there is a national campaign planned for Youth Work Week in November.