02 July 2018

In this piece first published in Children and Young People Now, London Youth highlights rapid changes in the youth work sector following the introduction of austerity that have “left gaps in the training and workforce development offer.”

“Youth workers in London are increasingly operating as frontline practitioners for a number of professions outside their own and that they are not necessarily trained to deal with,” London Youth said in its submission to the inquiry. The organisation cited mental health support as an example with youth workers often expected to identify mental ill health in young people and support them as they wait for access to specialist mental health services.

You can read the full article here.