The NCVYS has produced a thorough and useful summary of the government’s Positive for Youth discussion papers: Overarching narrative for the youth policy statement, Department for Education (July 2011)
The summary plus questions to be discussed across its membership is to be found below.
However the neutral stance adopted fails to place the government’s proposals within the present onslaught on youth work across the country. The briefing was produced by the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services as part of the work of the Catalyst consortium. Catalyst is co-ordinated by the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services with the National Youth Agency, the Social Enterprise Coaltion and the Young Foundation. It is working with the Department for Education (DfE) as the strategic partner for young people, as part of the Department‟s wider transition programme for the sector. Catalyst was formed to deliver three key objectives; strengthening the youth sector market, equipping the sector to work in partnership with Government and coordinating a skills development strategy for the youth sector‟s workforce.