Youth services

Councils ‘in the dark’ over youth service funding

15/05/2019

Local authority leaders have warned that councils ‘remain in the dark’ over youth service funding that helps tackle knife crime and county lines drug dealing.

Cuts to youth services factor in rise of knife crime, MPs say

07/05/2019

The local areas that have experienced the largest cuts to their youth services budgets have seen increases in knife crime, MPs have revealed.

Neuroscience and knife crime

24/04/2019

Gifford Sutherland, knife crime expert at The Training Hub, provides some insight into neuroscience, young people and knife crime.

Council chiefs call for investment in services young people ‘need’

12/04/2019

Local government leaders have welcomed the Government’s proposed youth charter, but insist investment in local services is what young people ‘want and need’.

Quarter of care leavers experience 'low life satisfaction’, charity finds

01/04/2019

Young people leaving care are seven times more likely to be unhappy with their lives than their peers, according to new research.

Councils to be part of ‘multi-agency initiative’ against knife crime

01/04/2019

Local authorities will be among the bodies involved in a multi-agency initiative against knife crime launched by home secretary Sajid Javid.

Council chiefs criticise £10m ‘brand revamp’ of youth initiative

15/03/2019

Local authority leaders have criticised the Government’s decision to spend £10m on a ‘brand revamp’ of an underused youth initiative.

Youth service funding essential to tackle ‘spate of violence’, council chiefs say

11/03/2019

Local authority leaders have called on the Government to invest more in youth justice grants as part of the effort to tackle knife crime.

Austerity is gutting services ‘vital’ to women’s lives, report reveals

07/03/2019

Austerity has hit women the hardest with funding for women’s refuges, social care and youth and children’s services slashed, a new report has found.

Uniformed youth groups get £5m funding boost

10/09/2018

The Government today announced a £5m fund to help increase places for vulnerable young people in uniformed youth groups.

Whitehall spends 95% of youth services budget on 'unpopular' programme

02/08/2018

The Government’s National Citizen Service (NCS) is only attracting a small number of young people despite hundreds of millions of pounds of investment, local government leaders find.

Unions submit pay rise claim for youth and community workers

14/05/2018

Unions have submitted a pay claim for youth and community workers they say would narrow a growing gap between falling wages and rising costs caused by austerity.

Benefit reforms a driver of youth homelessness, charity says

16/04/2018

Welfare reforms are contributing to homelessness among young people aged 16 to 24, charity warns.

Cuts to youth services lead to rise in crime warn councils

05/03/2018

Government funding cuts have served to undermine years of work by local authorities in tackling youth crime, council chiefs warn.

Khan warns youth services cuts are fuelling rise in knife crime

28/06/2017

The Government has been urged by the London mayor to reverse its £400m cuts to youth services in order to tackle rising knife crime in the capital.

Millions cut from youth services spending warns Unison

12/08/2016

More than half of all councils have cut youth services in the last year, trade unions have warned.

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