Article: Winning a Statutory Youth Service
Doug Nicholls reflects on the momentous Roundtable event which took place at the Palace of Westminster on 23rd April 2018. He posits that there are shifts towards a new Youth Service with support from key politicians, youth organisations and young people. Setting the political and economic context, Nicholls suggests how a new youth service if both needed and affordable.
CREATING A STATUTORY YOUTH SERVICE – TEN MINUTE BILL
6 June at 10:00–14:00 at Portcullis House (The MacMillan Room), SW1A 2JR London
June 6th is an important day for the future of youth work and youth services.
On that day Lloyd Russell Moyle will speak to a Bill in Parliament seeking to introduce a statutory youth service to enhance open access provision and secure resourcing for our essential work.
It is vital that young people and youth workers are in Parliament on that day to meet their MPs.
We, therefore, ask you to consider coming to Parliament where we have booked a large room in Portcullis House (The MacMillan Room).
The idea is to invite your MP to meet you there at a specific time between 10.00-14.00pm.
If you are not able to meet your MP for any reason please consider coming along yourself and supporting the day and keep the great momentum going and meet people from all over the country.
Because of Parliamentary security and access arrangements, you will need to sign up for this event. Once you have done this then we will be in touch to find out the times of your arrival and departure on the day.
This could be a day that really changes things just before the All Party Parliamentary Group enquiry into the youth service over the summer so please get in touch with your MPs as soon as possible.
The sooner a statutory youth service is established again the better. Young people need help.and guidance they are our future.