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

  • Notes from the Tackling Youth Violence Network, February 2019

    18 February 2019

    On Friday 8th February, our Tackling Youth Violence Network met for their latest meeting, kindly hosted by Youth First at the TNG Centre in Lewisham. Thank you to all of our speakers and to our new Director of Programmes and Partnership, Alex Evans, who chaired the network. The network, which has been running since 2012, is a unique forum in […]

  • Notes from the Employability Network, February 2019

    18 February 2019

    On Friday 15th February, our Employability Network met for their latest meeting. Thank you to all of our excellent speakers. The network is a unique forum in London that regularly brings together youth workers and other specialists involved in front-line youth employability programmes. It’s an opportunity for youth professionals to share best practice, to network and partner, and […]

  • Directory of Social Change Training, spring 2019

    14 February 2019

    We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Directory for Social Change (DSC) offering training on developing youth organisations. This training is free for London Youth members. Courses run by DSC are widely recognised and we have worked in partnership with DSC to specifically tailor each session for youth organisations wanting to improve their overarching […]

  • Our policy update for January 2019

    30 January 2019

    Welcome to this month’s update on the policy context for London Youth members. You can find previous policy updates here. Our policy work Our Policy Advisory Group Our Policy Advisory Group is a new way for our members to be at the heart of the policy and media work that we do to best represent you […]

  • #RunningforYouthWork 

    30 January 2019

    On Sunday 28th April, sometime in the afternoon, I plan to be crossing the finishing line on The Mall having completed the 2019 London Marathon, my first ever one!  As I meet up with friends and family, sip a cold beer and rest my legs, I’ll make sure to give myself a few moments to reflect on my London Youth […]

  • Young Londoners pitch to get active

    29 January 2019

    On 24th January 2019 we held our ActiveLeads pitch event. This sport-focussed social action programme gives groups of five young women leaders (aged 14 – 18) from six youth organisations across London the opportunity to develop and deliver a project for young people in their area. In November 2018 the leaders took part in a residential at Hindleap Warren, one of London Youth’s residential centres, […]

  • Four youth leadership projects receive funding

    28 January 2019

    On 24 January 2019, 19 young people took part in our YouthLeads pitch event. Each group pitched to our panel for their chance to receive £700 funding for projects in their community. Here’s a round-up of the four projects, each of which successfully received funding. Oasis Hub Hadley‘s group are going to provides music workshops […]

  • Have your say on the London Assembly’s Disability Employment Gap Investigation

    24 January 2019

    The London Assembly’s Economy Committee is calling for submissions on their investigation on Tackling the Disability Employment Gap, which closes on 4th March 2019. The consultation As part of their oversight of the Mayor’s Skills for Londoners Strategy, the committee is seeking to understand the challenges that people with disabilities face getting into work. The committee […]

  • Have your say on the Government’s Safeguarding Code of Practice

    24 January 2019

    The Department for Education is consulting on their Out-of-school Settings Voluntary Safeguarding Code of Practice, closing on 24th February 2019. The consultation The code of practice is voluntary guidance issued by the Department for Education for all ‘out-of-school-setting providers’. These providers are all organisations that deliver services to children and young people, but are not schools […]

  • Notes from the Inclusion Network, January 2019

    23 January 2019

    On Wednesday 23rd January, we held the latest meeting of our Inclusion Network at London Youth’s offices. You can find the slides from the session here. The purpose of the Inclusion Network is to provide youth professionals with the opportunity to share knowledge, expertise and resources on inclusion issues. Inclusion is understood as: reducing physical and social barriers, having […]