The government must target investment towards employment-focused youth services to address crime at its roots, sector leaders have urged.
StreetGames' project could be the first initiative to "prescribe" social support for struggling young people.
Appointing a dedicated youth minister would help the UK implement the UN's strategy, say experts.
Swingeing cuts to youth services since 2010 are the result of an ideological drive to target support at disadvantaged young people, with little prospect of any change, says youth work expert and author Bernard Davies.
Nearly three times as many youth charity leaders expect annual income to rise in 2019 compared to those who think it will fall, but most say they want more support to develop partnerships with local businesses.
Chair of a parliamentary inquiry into youth work says decisive action is needed to reinvigorate profession.
Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University examine...