Read all the latest news stories, blogs and policy updates from London Youth and across our network.

  • Have your say on NCVO’s Code of Ethics

    12 July 2018

    NCVO is consulting on a new Code of Ethics for the charity sector, closing on 26th September. The consultation Due to recent high-profile misconduct and increased attention on the charity sector, NCVO is looking to create a voluntary code of ethics that will allow a framework for charities to update their own policies. It is intended […]

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    Learning from 50 years of outdoor education

    12 July 2018

    In my 50 years of involvement in outdoor education – 41 of those professionally – I have seen and experienced many amazing things. Having gained this experience I have come to realise a number of very simple facts. People like to achieve success and in doing so they have great fun. People like to overcome […]

  • Notes from the Wellbeing and Mental Health Network, July 2018

    11 July 2018

    On the 3rd of July, we held a meeting of our new Wellbeing and Mental Health Network. This network was established to assist youth work professionals in supporting the wellbeing and mental health needs of the young people they work with. It is open to London Youth members, recipients of London Youth’s Development Grant, and professionals or […]

  • Photos from our Young Culture Makers Showcase

    06 July 2018

    On Saturday 30th June we celebrated the first year of our Young Culture Makers programme with an arts showcase at Spotlight in Poplar. The event saw contributions from over 100 young people who have been part of our pilot Young Culture Makers arts programme this year. The work demonstrates beautifully that if you give young […]

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    Pride matters

    05 July 2018

    The run up to Pride always makes me more conscious of my own history as a gay woman. I know that for me, having a queer identity has enriched my life – socially, culturally and because it feels like an adventure to take the road less travelled. I don’t mean it’s always been trouble-free. There […]

  • Children & Young People Now: Give youth work remit back to DfE, children’s services leaders urge

    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 […]

  • Our response to the APPG on Youth Affairs’ Youth Work Inquiry

    28 June 2018

    The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs has established a Youth Work Inquiry into the current state of youth work in England. The first call for written evidence closed on 27th June. We  requested that members contribute to our response here. The consultation The inquiry, which was facilitated by the National Youth Agency, requested interested […]

  • Our response to the Mayor’s Culture Strategy

    25 June 2018

    On the 19th of June 2018, the Mayor of London’s closed the consultation on draft culture strategy, Culture for All Londoners. We called for members to submit evidence to our response here and also held a roundtable session with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and members involved with our Young Culture Makers programme. The strategy The theme […]

  • Be inspired by our Young Culture Makers’ creative endeavours!

    18 June 2018

    All over the capital, in youth clubs, community centres, theatres, museums, faith groups, parks and in their own homes, young people are choosing to spend their free time creating. Whether they are crafting, rehearsing lines, drafting stories, producing tracks, writing lyrics, playing instruments or painting murals, they are developing their creativity, imagination and skills. At […]

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    Children & Young People Now: Further drop in youth work courses, figures indicate

    14 June 2018

    The number of youth work courses on offer from higher education institutions in the UK has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, figures published by the National Youth Agency (NYA) suggest. In this piece our Chief Executive, Rosemary Watt-Wyness offers insight into the falling numbers of youth workers. Read the full piece here.