Created fifty years ago, the modern youth service is being pulled apart by the sheer scale and speed of the government's cuts in public spending. All signs suggest that the youth service will be the first public service to go, destroying years of professional expertise committed to partnership and volunteer working.
ChooseYouth have produced their Youth Manifesto and ask that all interested individuals and groups publicise this as widely as possible. This is available here as a pdf file and hard copies can be ordered from [email protected]
A second manifesto was agreed at the 2013 AGM - Our Vision for a New Youth Service and this is available here as a pdf download.
A major Westminster Hall Debate was held on the Youth Service and youth work on November 23rd. See the full transcript here »
Valuing Youth Work sets out why local authority supported youth services make a real difference and why youth work changes lives. Download Valuing Youth Work »
Unite has published a comprehensive report which sets out why youth work works so well. Download the report, Benefits of Youth Work »
National Council for Voluntary Youth Services has published a report tracking changes in funding and policies and the impact they are having. Download Comprehensive Cuts Part 2 »