Contribute to the Labour Party Consultation, ‘Building a Statutory Youth Service’

Following our concern about the tone of Labour’s proposed revival of youth services – Reviving Youth Work as Soft-Policing: Labour Party Policy? and Bernard Davies responds to Labour’s skewed youth work vision  – we want to motivate contributions to the Party’s consultation on youth services. The content of the consultation document is much more encouraging than the initial press releases.


Youth services do a vital job in our communities. The benefits they provide for young people are real and long-lasting. However, with direct government funding to local authorities falling by a half since 2010, youth services have seen significant cutbacks as councils seek to make savings. This means that a generation of young people could potentially be left without the opportunity to play a full part in our communities.

Thank you for taking part in the consultation process. Whether you’re a Labour Party member or not, we want to hear your ideas on how the next Labour government should tackle the challenges our country faces, and build a more equal Britain for the many, not the few.

In order to contribute go to the link below, where you can use an embedded submission box or e-mail


To access a copy of the consultation document, go to

The consultation period ends on November 12, 2018



Is this an opportunity for young people to influence Labour Party policy?

Make of this what you will, but informed sources suggest that there is a genuine opportunity here to influence Labour Party thinking about young people and youth issues. As I understand it there is a big push to get folk between the ages of 16 – 35 to complete this survey before the end of next week. The proof of the concoction will be in its drinking.


Shape Your Future Today!


This week the Labour party launched a national consultation for the young people of Britain — an invitation to share your views and opinions about the issues that matter to you most.

It’s important that the voices of young people – the future of our country – are heard in this election campaign. We want to make sure as many young people take this opportunity to be heard – click here to take our online consultation. Please do take the time to make your voice heard.​