Monday 23 April 2018 / 12:01 AM Cat Smith / Youth

Labour commits to consult on the implementation of a statutory youth service at youth summit

New analysis by Labour shows that total expenditure on services for young people have received a real terms funding cut of £765m between 2011/12 and 2017/18.

 

Cat Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, will attend a youth summit where she will commit to consult on the implementation of a statutory youth service. This will ensure that young people in every local authority have access to youth provision, services and facilities so that every young person has the opportunity to play a full part in our communities.

  

Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, said:

 

“Years of damaging Tory cuts and the systematic removal of youth services has left a generation of young people without the opportunity to play a full part in our communities.

 

“The need for a statutory duty for every local authority to provide a minimum level of youth provision has never been stronger, which is why Labour will consult on the implementation of a statutory youth service.

 

“Rebuilding our youth service requires urgent action and fresh thinking. We look forward to working young people, youth workers and communities as we prepare for Government.