On Monday 26th February, EXPECT Youth attended with other Youth Sector representatives from across the UK, to a day of events hosted by UK Youth at the House of Commons and House of Lords in London.
A Parliamentary Meeting and Evening Reception were attended by the Minister of Sport & Civil Society, Tracey Crouch; Shadow Minister for Civil Society & Young People, Steve Reed and other high-profile MPs, and saw vibrant debates on the evolution of the youth sector, the need to tackle Britain’s social mobility problem and the importance of youth voices.
EXPECT Youth were highlighted in different events by Tim Loughton MP and Tracey Crouch MP as an excellent example of how partner agencies can work together to bring real benefit and a new way of working for Youth Service provision.
The events discussed and highlighted the current youth sector workforce trends, the changing financial position of organisations and the challenges facing the Youth Services across the UK.
The following challenges were evident for all organisations working with or for young people, regardless of their delivery model:
UK Youth have announced their new commitment to the sector, created with and for members such as us at EXPECT Youth. The new commitment focuses on five key areas: