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Supporting Evidence

Opportunities in life should not be based on a postcode lottery, but available to all young people, regardless of background and ability.  Young people today face an unprecedented range of daily challenges which are often reported in the media and press.  All of which, further support our drive to provide every young people across the country, with a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time, with access to employability, health and sporting initiatives which make a huge contribution to their emotional and physical wellbeing.

Number of children referred to mental health services in England rises by a quarter

Published: 8th October 2018 The Independent

'Untold numbers of children are falling through the gaps and not getting the support they need.'

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‘£1bn in unpalatable county council cuts’ ahead in England

Published: 25th September 2018 BBC News

Council bosses in England say the "worst is yet to come" in cuts to services, as the government further reduces local authority funding.

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“A Space of Our Own” – The role and value of youth organisations in strengthening communities

Published: 10th September 2018 London Youth

The report demonstrates the benefits that youth organisations bring not just to young people but to their wider communities.

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Axing Youth Clubs is a Costly Mistake

Published: 29th August 2018 New Statesman

“If people had a chance to come to a place like this, they could get away from their life on the streets.”

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Doreen Lawrence warns ‘there’s not much out there for young people’ on the capital’s streets

Published: 28th August 2018 Evening Standard

The mother of Stephen Lawrence spoke about the rising levels of knife crime on London's streets during an appearance on Loose Women. 

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Fighting school holiday hunger in Birkenhead

Published: 20th August 2018 BBC News

An estimated three million children are at risk of going hungry over the holidays, when free school meals are off the menu, and the government has pledged £2m to help provide food and activities for children.

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Preventing serious youth violence – what works?

Published: 12th August 2018 Big Lottery Fund

This paper has been prepared by the Big Lottery Fund to summarise learning from the voluntary and community sector on what works in preventing serious youth violence.

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Civil Society Strategy: building a future that works for everyone

Published: 8th August 2018 UK GOV

The strategy proposes significant reforms across the public and private sectors to build a fairer society and stronger communities by bringing together businesses, charities and…

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Lords Debate: Youth Provision

Published: 26th June 2018 House of Lords

Her Majesty’s Government debate about what action they are taking to ensure the provision of high-quality youth services for young people in England.

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Charles Mindenhall: We’re giving young people a chance to avoid crime

Published: 13th April 2018 Evening Standard

The knife crime statistics alone reflect a deep concern about how we help young people to reach their potential and avoid the traps that lead to a more negative, and potentially dangerous, life.

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The Way Forward for Youth Provision

Published: 20th November 2017 OnSide Youth Zones

Important report to understand how local authorities view the future of universal youth services and their role within it.  Innovation and cross-sector collaboration are terms…

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