• Media release: Rise Up Youth Practitioners’ Leadership Programme

      London Violence Reduction Unit to invest £550,000 in the London Youth-led partnership to deliver new leadership programme for youth practitioners supporting young people affected by violence.   London Youth in partnership with Leap Confronting Conflict and Clore Social Leadership will implement Rise Up – an innovative leadership programme for high-potential youth practitioners in London, […]

  • Our statement on the Violence Reduction Unit’s strategic research

    London Youth welcomes the release by the London Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) of strategic research that seeks to understand the complex causes and pervasive nature of violence in London. Violence in London: What we know and how to respond Analysis of Statutory Reviews of Homicides and Violent Incidents Both build the evidence base and allow […]

  • Violence Reduction Unit: Dare London at City Hall

    London Youth has been involved with the London Violence Reduction Unit since it was first established in 2018 by the Mayor to coordinate a public health approach to violence in London. Since October 2019, our Chief Executive Rosemary Watt-Wyness and a young person from our network have also had seats on the Partnership Reference Group […]

  • CYP Now: Statutory Guidance Review – Youth bodies set out the case for change

    Children & Young People Now have published a piece on the youth sector’s response to the review by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) of the statutory guidance on local authorities providing youth services. You can read the full article here. The article quotes London Youth’s response to the consultation, which you can […]

  • Rosemary’s speech at the London Youth Awards 2019

    Rosemary Watt-Wyness, our Chief Executive, spoke at our London Youth Awards 2019 on 14th November at City Hall. You can find her speech below. Rosemary’s speech Thank you. It’s a real pleasure to welcome you this evening to our fantastic London Youth Awards. We are here tonight and holding these awards because we want to celebrate. […]

  • What we learned at the Conservative Conference 2019

    The annual Conservative Party Conference took place in Manchester on 29th September – 1st October. London Youth was there on behalf of the 450+ community youth organisations in our network to make the case for great youth work and improving the lives of young Londoners. What we learned Chancellor Sajid Javid announced a Youth Investment Fund, which will […]

  • Our policy update for July 2019

    Welcome to this month’s update on the policy context for London Youth members. You can find previous policy updates here. Politics & policy The last month has seen Westminster once again completely upended, with Boris Johnson taking over as Prime Minister. We have laid out the five things that we think Boris Johnson should know to […]

  • Notes from the Regional Impact Network, July 2019

    On Wednesday 18th July, our Regional Impact Network met for their latest meeting. You can find the agenda for this meeting here. We run this network with support from the Centre for Youth Impact to help youth organisations to undertake meaningful evaluation and impact measurement. It  provides a safe space in which members can share issues or challenges that they […]

  • Have your say on Arts Council England’s Strategy 2020-2030

    Arts Council England is consulting on Shaping the Next Ten Years: Draft Strategy 2020-2030, which closes on Monday 23rd September 2019. The consultation Arts Council England is a non-departmental public body, which is funded by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to champion and develop arts and culture in England. They are […]