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Senior politicians should take a pay cut in order to free up money to preserve youth services, Conservatives at a council in England have proposed.

Council to end funding for universal youth services

By Joe Lepper |

20 February 2017

A council is to end its universal youth provision as part of a £5.9m cost-cutting plan for children's services.

An initiative designed to attract thousands of volunteers to youth work and early years initiatives has been launched by government.

Government announces 24 new cadet units

By Neil Puffett |

13 February 2017

A further 24 schools where cadet units will be established have been announced as part of a government drive to create a total of 500 by 2020.

Participation targets for the number of young people taking part in the National Citizen Service by 2020/21 have been cut by more than 100,000.

The government has opted not to act on a series of recommendations to address racism and religious discrimination in schools suggested by the youth select committee.

Police in Wiltshire launch youth consultation exercise; youth charity appoints new chief executive; and world's first youth culture museum moves a step closer, all in the news this week.

Council launches £5m youth services mutual

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

06 February 2017

A council in the south west of England has handed the running of its youth services to an independent social enterprise that will be backed with £5m of funding over the next three years.

MPs have called on the government to overhaul its flagship counter-terrorism strategy to ensure it better engages with young people and avoids stigmatising them.

Youth centres under threat as council seeks to save £650,000

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

30 January 2017

Three youth centres and 10 youth projects are under threat in a London borough, with the local authority planning to cut its youth services budget by more than 75 per cent.