In Depth

Enterprise fund: how it works

UK Youth outlines how youth groups can access new funding scheme to become more sustainable.

Civil Society Strategy sets out plans to remake youth work landscape

New strategy outlines plans for a review of youth services statutory guidance and to better integrate the NCS into local provision. Experts call for a clear vision of what good support for young people should look like.

Youth Work Impact: Policy context

Supply and demand issues around funding have been crucial in the development of a youth work "impact agenda". In 2017/18, local authorities expected to spend 50 per cent less on young people's services than at the start of the decade as a result of reduced government...

Preparing Youth to Thrive: Methodology and Findings from the Social and Emotional Learning Challenge

This US project was a research and practice partnership that aimed to identify "promising" practices for building social and emotional learning skills with vulnerable young people.

Youth Work, Performativity and the New Youth Impact Agenda: Getting Paid For Numbers?

This article provides a critical analysis of the role of numbers in youth policy, specifically within youth work, through the lens of performativity where a particular form of monitoring and evaluation culture is said to influence what youth workers do, how they...