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Youth Work: Special Report

A decade of deep funding cuts has seen a huge reduction in provision for young people. But increasing recognition of the valuable role played by youth workers could signal a change in fortunes for the sector.

Youth Work: Policy context

The last decade was not good for youth work. The statistics are well known: since 2010, hundreds of youth clubs have been closed; thousands of youth work jobs lost; and more than 100,000 places for young people scrapped – the result of a 75 per cent reduction in council youth work budgets.

Youth minister prioritises reducing unfilled NCS places

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018
Youth minister Tracey Crouch has said her department is prioritising reducing the number of unfilled National Citizen Service (NCS) places after admitting the government has had to write off £9.8m spent on places that were not taken up.

London Youth urges overhaul of Neet strategies

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Strategies to help young people not in employment, education or training (Neet) are in need of an urgent overhaul because as many as 500,000 young people are not getting any support, a youth organisation has warned.

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