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

  • Our statement on the Mayor’s public health approach

    19 September 2018

    London Youth strongly supports Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s commitment to lead on delivering a public health approach on serious violence for young Londoners. We acknowledge that this is only the first step in delivering a safer city for young Londoners. That will require the serious and sustained support of every stakeholder in the city. […]

  • Book your space on the Croydon Commitment Business Open Doors Week

    18 September 2018

    We’re excited to partner with Croydon Commitment to offer a week of work experience and workshops across a range of sectors for young people aged 16-24 in Croydon and will run from 1st-7th October 2018. The week will give young people in Croydon the opportunity to meet local employers and experience some of the different […]

  • 400 strong and championing London’s youth sector

    14 September 2018

    Over the last two years we’ve doubled the size of London Youth’s member network and last month, we reached 400 members! This is important for two reasons: The youth sector has been under a lot of pressure for a number of years and we want to make sure that we reach and serve as many […]

  • “A Space of Our Own”

    14 September 2018

    This week, London Youth launched our latest piece of research, “A Space of Our Own”, which demonstrates the powerful role of youth organisations in making London’s communities stronger. In this blog, our chief executive, Rosemary Watt-Wyness, discusses the important role that youth organisations play in strengthening communities. Youth organisations help individual young Londoners feel they […]

  • “A Space of Our Own” – The role and value of youth organisations in strengthening communities

    10 September 2018

    On Monday 10th September, we launched our latest report “A Space of Our Own” – The role and value of youth organisations in strengthening communities. The report demonstrates the benefits that youth organisations bring not just to young people but to their wider communities. Our research is based on interviews with youth professionals and young people from across London […]

  • “A Space of Our Own” – Principles for Good Practice

    10 September 2018

    On Monday 10th September, we launched our latest report, “A Space of Our Own” – The role and value of youth organisations in strengthening communities.  The report demonstrates the value that youth organisations provide, not just for young people, but also for their wider communities as well. We make a clear case for the positive and powerful role […]

  • Policy Update, August 2018

    07 September 2018

    Welcome to London Youth’s monthly update on the policy context for our members and the youth sector. You can find July’s update here. Politics & Policy Parliament returned on 4th September. Next month, Labour will hold their conference in Liverpool between the 23rd and 26th September. The Conservative conference will be in Birmingham between the 30th and […]

  • Blog: Countering our unfair education system with employability

    06 September 2018

    This week, the Fair Education Alliance has revealed that children from low-income families continue to be four times as likely to be permanently excluded from school. Furthermore, after taking their GCSEs, these same disadvantaged children are six times more likely to be recorded as not in education, employment or training. The reasons for this educational inequality are […]

  • Introducing the London Youth Quality Mark Grants

    03 September 2018

    In collaboration with City Bridge Trust, London Youth is pleased to announce the new £3,000 Bronze Quality Mark Grant. From September 2018, non-statutory youth organisations that complete the Bronze Quality Mark with London Youth will be given the option to claim an unrestricted grant of £3,000. This new grant joins the already existing Silver and […]

  • Directory of Social Change Training

    31 August 2018

    We are working in partnership with the Directory for Social Change to host training on improving your overall organisation. This training is free for members of London Youth. Courses run by DSC are widely recognised. London Youth has worked in partnership with DSC to specifically tailor each session for youth organisations wanting to improve their […]