The trust that runs the National Citizen Service (NCS) is being sued for £22m by its former largest provider for breach of contract and loss of earnings.
The UK's participation in the EU's youth training scheme after Brexit remains shrouded in uncertainty.
Amid rising knife crime, youth homelessness and care referrals, the case for spending on early help has never been so important, yet investment in prevention services has been falling, fuelling late interventions.
The fallout between the National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust and one of its regional delivery partners, The Challenge, has highlighted the importance IT systems play in protecting young people's details.
There are changes afoot in the youth sector.
Youth work has been central to my life for 25 years and the foundations of my career in the sector started by volunteering in youth centres.
Focuses on the development of UK youth work.