‘Only Young Once’ A Vision for Rebuilding Youth Services

In June 2018 the Labour Party launched a consultation on our vision for youth services. ‘Only Young Once’ is a product of that consultation. The full 38 page report is available via this link.

It draws on evidence from written submissions, survey responses from young people and numerous study visits, extensive meetings with core stakeholders and expert advice, as well as policy development discussions within the Labour Party’s structures and with its affiliated organisations.

The Association submitted a response to the original consultation and received this notification, today, from Cat Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs:

Dear colleagues,

Today I am pleased to announce Only Young Once, setting out Labour’s vision for rebuilding youth services nationwide. This can be found here.

I am enormously grateful and would like to thank all those who voluntarily provided their time, knowledge, skills and experiences to the process. This document is intended to capture the complementary ideas and best proposals.

We recognise that this policy document focuses on youth work, which is just once aspect of a wider ambitious youth policy agenda which we hope to implement when we are in government.

I hope you will welcome these proposals and I look forward to working with you in the future. 

Yours sincerely,

Cat Smith MP
Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs

A further article regarding the report is available in The Guardian via this link.