The DCMS review of the guidance for local authorities, which sets out how local authorities should secure activities and services for young people, is open until 1st December 2019.
Baroness Diana Barran (Government minister responsible for youth policy) has said her office was ‘keen to get going’ with the public consultation.
The review will revisit the legal duty set out by the Secretary of State for Education with respect to ‘Functions in respect of youth work, recreation etc’ under section 507B of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.
The Association was represented at an initial consultation with DCMS as part of the National Advisory Board on 22nd July at the LGA offices in Westminster and will continue to engage in this important development.
Statutory guidance review for local youth services: have your say
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has committed to review the guidance which sets out the statutory duty placed on Local Authorities to provide appropriate local services to improve young people’s wellbeing. The review is designed to highlight the positive role Local Authorities should play in the provision of youth services. It began with a series of sector-led roundtables, including the DCMS Youth Steering Group and the National Advisory Board of the National Youth Agency.
To share your views, please download the form from gov.uk titled “Call for evidence: Statutory guidance for Local Authorities on providing youth services,” and send your completed form by email or post to the Local Services Team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.