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Help small charities prove their worth

The Teens and Toddlers programme featured this week has managed to build up a solid evidence base of its effectiveness in helping young people, giving it the opportunity to expand across the UK.

Progress in joint working must go on

The decision last week to strip the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) of government funding will inevitably raise concerns that any genuine "development" of the workforce will stall. A plan for how the Department for Education intends to take forward the quango's work is yet to be articulated.

Finally, youth sector receives a boost

Given that he spent seven years limbering up for the job in opposition, there was some relief when Tim Loughton was named as a children's minister in the coalition six months ago.

Harsh lessons in influencing people

The waiting for the comprehensive spending review is finally over but no doubt it will be many months before the true impact of public spending cuts on services for young people will be known.

Sir Philip Green right to propose centralised approach

Sir Philip Green has spotted that the government is inefficient. It buys laptops and paper for wildly different and inflated prices, and manages its property portfolio appallingly. He proposes centralisation, and who could argue against that? A central agency could distribute supplies much more cheaply than every business unit buying their own.

Bureaucracy is a brick wall to recruitment

I got a text message the other day that is worth repeating almost in full: "Hi h how's you doin, hope your well. I was thinking of probation work or youth work. would you be able to point me in the right direction. the plastering has gone really bad nothing at all. and im getting very stressed out. If you can that would be fab. much love Nathan. take care x"

Who would gain from a licence?

At the tail end of the summer, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced that it had no plans to introduce occupational licences, including one for youth work.

Youth work needs fresh young talent

It's easy to become consumed by your own job prospects in difficult economic times. But spare a thought for those looking to get a foot on the career ladder.

National Citizen Service is a costly error

The National Citizen Service (NCS) will be launched next summer, but it has hardly been a hot topic among youth workers -- I guess we have enough on our plates with redundancies and project closures.

A stab in the back for Connexions

The Local Government Association (LGA) last week issued research purporting to show the overwhelming majority of young people find formal careers advice only "a little bit" or "not at all" helpful.

Big society could hit small charities hard

Will small and medium-sized youth charities be among the biggest losers of the coalition government? It seems an odd question to ask given the now youth minister Tim Loughton's comments before the election that he would make it a personal priority to find new ways of supporting the voluntary youth sector.

From the Frontline: Don't turn our youth centres into fortresses

I was recently talking to a colleague who criticised youth clubs with "open-door policies". It was not enough, he said, to have someone by the door asking young people to sign in. There should at least be a locked door with window or spyhole, preferably a video entry system, and possibly trained security guards with metal detectors.

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