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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.

Welsh youth parliament to launch in 2018

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  • Friday, April 28, 2017
A new youth parliament for Wales will launch next year, four years after the closure of its predecessor, with young people set to be given a say on what form it will take.

Youth sector ‘hurt' by government plans for statutory NCS

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  • Friday, June 3, 2016
The youth sector has been "hurt" by the government's decision to place the National Citizen Service (NCS) on a statutory footing while ignoring calls to give universal youth work the same status, the chair of the Institute of Youth Work (IYW) has said.

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