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The Labour Party Indicate a Manifesto Pledge towards a 'Satutory Youth Service' | Friday, February 23, 2018

Labour's shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has pledged a commitment to making youth services statutory in the party's manifesto for the next general election. In a video address (https: .. Read on.

Local Government Association sets out a vision for Youth Services | Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Local Government Association has unveiled its new long-term vision for youth services. 13 views The LGA has pledged to  .. Read on.

Resources and Presentations Now Available from our Annual Conference at the University of Hull | Monday, August 07, 2017

The Association was hosted by the University of Hull for the 2017 annual conference in the year Hull is celebrating its status as the UK City of Culture. The City is curating four s .. Read on.

Youth Sector 'Open Letter' to Main Political Parties | Friday, May 05, 2017

The Association's Chair, Alastair Scott-McKinley is one of 51 youth sector officers who have signed the following open letter addressing all the main political parties, urging them to make a firm  .. Read on.

Ambition Conference 2016: Supporting Young People’s Health, Wellbeing & Relationships | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Steph Green, Association Director, reports from her experience of attending the Ambition UK Annual Conference in Milton Keynes held 7th-8th November, 2016: "English local authority and v .. Read on.

A Positive Agenda for Young People? | Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Rob Wilson's keynote speech at the Ambition National Conference, 8th November 2016 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered): "I’m delighted to be here today, a .. Read on.

Youth Agencies Publish Statement on EU Referendum Result | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Six youth sector agencies in the UK have signed a statement in response to the referendum result that narrowly endorsed the campaign to 'leave' the European Union. A summary of the statement is in .. Read on.

JNC Terms and Conditions extended until the "end of the next qualification cycle." | Monday, June 20, 2016

Local authority youth workers have been offered a two-year pay increase by local government employers in England and Wales. The LGA are quoted as stating those on salaries starting at £17,651 per  .. Read on.

The role of education in social movements, a tale of two cities | Monday, May 23, 2016

Christine Smith, Association Member, facilitated an ESNA study visit at the University St Mark and St John from 19th to 24th February 2016 involving leaders of the ESNA movement. This study visit, .. Read on.

Jane Melvin, Association Chair, Reports on the Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work | Monday, April 25, 2016

Youth work is defined by the Commonwealth Office as the “non-formal personal, social, political and economic education and empowerment of young people within a matrix of care. ” The 2n .. Read on.
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