Cobham - Cllr Chris Townsend - LGA Keynote

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  • Cobham - Cllr Chris Townsend - LGA Keynote

    1. 1. Councillor Chris Townsend Deputy Chair of the Children and Young People’s Board Local Government Association
    2. 2. What is good for councils and young people? <ul><li>The long term vision </li></ul><ul><li>The focus on enhancing the access of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people </li></ul><ul><li>Makes sense for councils to be in strategic lead </li></ul><ul><li>Ambition to include and empower young people </li></ul><ul><li>Delighted about steps to aligning budgets with Health and Youth Justice but we need full pooling to support councils in ‘doing prevention’ </li></ul>
    3. 3. What are our concerns? <ul><li>Resources, especially revenue funding, may not be sufficient to achieve step-change </li></ul><ul><li>Ambition to build more centres needs sufficient capital and a joined up approach with Building Schools for the Future - not there at present </li></ul><ul><li>More detail needed on funding & transport </li></ul><ul><li>LGA wants faster progress towards youth-led services than ‘25% by 2018’ </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough focus on workforce </li></ul>
    4. 4. Other key points <ul><li>The importance of joining up the 14-19 agenda, Aiming High and Government’s proposals to raise the age of leaving education to 18 by 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>How to reach young people who don’t want to engage? Have we got the right provision in the right places? </li></ul><ul><li>Councils should build the capacity of 3 rd sector providers – their role will be crucial </li></ul><ul><li>Transport issues could be a major barrier to success in rural and remote areas </li></ul>

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