FINANCING THE YOUTH SECTOR - Research to understand the current financing landscape for youth sector organisations. Back in 2011 the Young Foundation undertook research on behalf of the Catalyst consortium to understand the financing environment for youth sector organisations and the potential role that social investment could play in supporting the sector. This informed the report Growing Interest. Much has changed over the last two years, with changing commissioning structures, national policy changes, the introduction of the pupil premium and the launch of Big Society Capital. The Young Foundation is therefore carrying out a short survey to understand how those changes have affected the current financing needs of the youth sector. All responses will be treated confidentially (Posted 12/02/13).
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SOMERSET YOUNG PEOPLES NEWSPAPER Here's a really good example of young people writing and producing their own newspaper. If you are, or know of, a young person in Somerset who might like to get involved, please forward this to them (Posted 16/04/13)
YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO LOCAL AUTHORITY RESPONSIBILITIES Last year the Government produced new guidance for youth services about the services and activities they should be providing for young people in the area. Very broadly it says that -
• Local authorities should be providing services & activities for young people to improve their well-being, although it can be other organisations and charities actually running them.
• Local authorities should be consulting young people about what services they provide. British Youth Council have produced a young people friendly summary of this guide to help you understand this Government guidance. It is a useful document to read if you are talking to councillors involved in committees and making decisions about youth services (Posted 16/04/13).
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