Our publications

Guidance on working with minoritised young people

We teamed up with our partners and members to create this user-friendly guide for youth professionals. We’ve packed it with key points to keep in mind when you’re working with minoritised young people, along with tips and insights from the youth sector. We hope this guide gets you thinking about what you’re offering and gives you ideas about how to connect with and include more young people. Download the guide

This guide has been co-developed by London Youth, Partnership for Young London, Voluntary Action Islington and Highbury Roundhouse as part of the London Regional Impact Project supported by YMCA George Williams College and QLIP initiative.



London’s youth sector: insights from London Youth membership  

We have been collecting data from our members in order to understand the landscape of the youth sector in London: who are the youth organisations, what work they are doing, their workforce, and the young people they’re serving. 

This report provides data and insights as we see them in 2023, with organisations reporting on their last financial year. In addition, we created a public interactive data tool to enable access to data on a London borough level. We will be continuously updating and adding to the data on the tool. 

Download the full report here.





A Space of Our Own

Our latest report, launched in September 2018, explores the important role of youth organisations in strengthening communities.

The research is based on interviews with youth professionals and young people from across London Youth’s member network, who were interviewed by five peer researchers.

Download the full report here.

Download our Principles of Good Practice here.





Hidden in Plain SightHidden in Plain Sight

This pivotal report, launched in 2018, shines a light on the 480,000 young people who are ‘hidden’ from the labour market. We used the findings from our research to call for an overhaul of youth strategies and the development of a tripartite approach between Government, business and the youth sector to fund youth-centric employment initiatives and re-engage ‘hidden’ young people.

Download the report here.

Read our Chief Executive’s blog on youth unemployment here.

View our media coverage here.





Youth capital report

Young People’s Capital of the World?

This report highlights the changing needs of young people and youth organisations across the capital and made a series of recommendations for how we fund, plan and deliver services for young people to ensure that London can become the young people’s capital.

Find out more and download the report here.






A voice for our members

We regularly respond to Government consultations, putting evidence from our members at the heart of our responses to policy makers.

We connect our members to sector stakeholders and policy makers and influence on their behalf.

To find out more about our work, please email our Policy Manager, Clare MacNamara, on clare.macnamara@londonyouth.org