Positive for youth: progress since December 2011

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Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dept. for Education; Great Britain. Cabinet Office
Department for Education
Date of publication
1 July 2013
Children and Young People
Social welfare
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Positive for Youth set out a vision of the way in which young people should be supported to realise their potential through the combined efforts of their families, their local communities and the State. It was a joint statement, development by nine Government Departments, working closely with local government and the wider youth sector, and informed throughout by young people themselves. Key to the vision of Positive for Youth is that all those working with young people should accept a stake in their futures – and that young people themselves should inform decisions, shape provision and inspect quality.

The report claims that there is evidence for the positive impact of Positive for Youth with greater, better participation in every sense and young people reporting a general sense of well-being. They are leading safer, more productive lives.
There are examples across the country where local ownership of Positive for Youth is making an impact and where Government is playing its part. People and agencies at all levels are collaborating and innovating to the benefit of their communities and society.

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