In Depth

Making volunteering a habit

Research has identified the key factors that influence long-term social action among young people.

UK Youth and Ambition finally tie the knot after decades of courtship

The merger of UK Youth and Ambition brings together two of the most influential youth charities. Although the shape of the organisation is still to be decided, leaders believe the move will boost the voice of youth work.

Commissioning: Participation and co-production

To make engagement meaningful, commissioners must help children to participate in shaping services, says Richard Selwyn.

Youth groups outline their plans to boost open-access working

Open-access youth work has suffered greatly in recent years as councils have been forced to target young people most in need, but now the £40m Youth Investment Fund is giving organisations a chance to reach many more.

Steering youth work's future: Leigh Middleton, managing director, National Youth Agency

Neil Puffett talks to Leigh Middleton, managing director, National Youth Agency.