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New strategy outlines plans for a review of youth services statutory guidance and to better integrate the NCS into local provision. Experts call for a clear vision of what good support for young people should look like.

Youth workers must go digital

By Pete Harris |

26 June 2018

With 96 per cent of teenagers using social media, youth workers must now engage them online.

As the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire approaches, youth organisations, charity funders and the council explain how they have collaborated to put support in place for hundreds of children and families.

Rewards for young volunteers

By Neil Puffett |

29 May 2018

New 'reward card' aims to get young people from disadvantaged backgrounds involved in social action.

Training youth sector leaders

By Derren Hayes |

27 March 2018

Graduate of first youth leadership programme explains how taking part boosted her practice and skills.

Is new youth legislation needed?

By Jan Cosgrove and Adam Muirhead |

27 February 2018

The IYW plans to get youth work on to a "statutory footing" to create a more "equitable" relationship with the government, but is that necessary when legislation already requires councils to secure provision?

The benefits of mutual status

By Campbell McDonald |

30 January 2018

Expert on the mutuals programme advises on how youth services can gain independence from councils.

The Department for Education's "Opportunity Areas" - 12 places in the UK in need of extra support and funding to help boost social mobility for its citizens - were launched in 2016.

Making volunteering a habit

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Research has identified the key factors that influence long-term social action among young people.

The merger of UK Youth and Ambition brings together two of the most influential youth charities. Although the shape of the organisation is still to be decided, leaders believe the move will boost the voice of youth work.