Policy and Influencing

London Youth is committed to ensuring that the views and interests of young Londoners and of our 450 members are reflected in public policy. We make the case for good youth work and support young Londoners and those working with them to have a voice in the media and in policy development. We ensure that our members have a say in the decisions that affect the work that they do by connecting them to sector stakeholders and policymakers and by influencing on their behalf.

Our activities include

  • Influencing sector stakeholders and policymakers on behalf of young people and our members.

  • Responding to central and local government consultations and strategies.

  • Advocating positions that articulate the views of our members.

  • Leading the conversation with reports based on our knowledge and providing analysis on the policy context to our members.

  • Supporting networks, as key forums for members to share expertise and influence in specific areas.

Our policy resources

Contact us

For any enquiries, please contact our Policy Officer, Samuel Howell on 077 3661 9591 or email samuel.howell@londonyouth.org

Our latest policy updates

  • Our response to Parliament’s Mental Health of Men and Boys Inquiry

    18 March 2019

    The House of Commons Women & Equalities Committee sought evidence on its Mental Health of Men and Boys Inquiry, which closed on Monday 18th March. Our response Our thanks to St Michael & All Angels Steel Orchestra, Young Ealing Foundation, and Khulisa for contributing to our response. Our response had the following key messages: Our […]

  • Our statement on the Spring Statement 2019

    14 March 2019

    London Youth supports the Chancellor’s announcement of £100 million of additional funding to tackle youth violence around the country, as a step towards a delivering a safer city for young Londoners.  Since the publication of last year’s Serious Violence Strategy, we have been calling on the Government to adopt a public health approach which puts early intervention and prevention at its heart. We […]

  • Notes from the Regional Impact Network, February 2019

    01 March 2019

    On Tuesday 26th February, 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 […]

  • Our policy update for February 2019

    28 February 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 Consultations We have completed a draft submission to the House of Commons Women & Equalities Committee’s Mental Health of Men and Boys Inquiry, which closes on Monday 18th March. You can see our draft […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]