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Sign our petition to save youth services

Youth services, like youth clubs and youth workers, exist to provide a sense of belonging, a safe space, and the opportunity for some of the most vulnerable young people, to enjoy being young. 

But sadly, young people have suffered as a direct result of funding cuts across England and Wales. Since 2010/2011, youth services have been cut by 69%

We believe this is unacceptable. 

We are calling on the Government to prioritise young people and reinvest in youth services by meeting the following 3 tests: ‚Äč

  1. Restore youth services funding back to 2010 levels - this has meant that we've seen a decline in youth clubs and youth workers
  2. Provide both Universal and Targeted youth services for all young people  - Universal e.g. youth clubs and Targeted e.g. a youth violence programme 
  3. Create a national youth service strategy - to make sure every young person has access to youth services which are properly funded

This is vital so that services for young people don't become a thing of the past.

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