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When the Young Inspectors Call

Lincolnshire County Council's Young Inspectors programme gives young people the chance to help shape and improve services for them and their peers. Tom de Castella went to see how it works.

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.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Resilience Fund

The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award has launched a Resilience Fund to help up to 12,000 disadvantaged young people participate in the awards scheme during the Covid-19 crisis.

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.