Posted Oct 2018
The Labour Party recently held a consultation on ‘Building a statutory youth service‘, for which it aims to create a national strategy for youth work and a charter underpinned by law. The Party has said that: “it should be the responsibility of the Secretary of State to promote and secure sufficient youth services, working together with local authorities and voluntary bodies. To support this ambition, a Labour Government would mandate a national body with dedicated ring fenced funding to oversee youth service provision across England. This body would work with all local youth service partnerships, review local youth strategies, monitor and distribute funding, and advise on professional and service standards.”
See our response here.