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Positive outcomes for youth through social media


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Presentation by Linda Brooks of the DCSF from our 'New generation, new media, new challenge' conference Nov 2008

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Positive outcomes for youth through social media

  1. 2. <ul><li>Duty on local authorities </li></ul><ul><li>New relationship with LAs </li></ul><ul><li>Support for the Third Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Unprecedented levels of funding </li></ul><ul><li>New Partnership </li></ul>Introduction
  2. 3. <ul><li>Vital to secure young people’s transition to adulthood </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for the most disadvantaged </li></ul><ul><li>£679m investment through Aiming high </li></ul><ul><li>Across 55 commitments and 6 key objectives </li></ul>Aiming High- The Context
  3. 4. <ul><li>Rebalancing the public narrative about young people. </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering young people to increase their influence over the design and delivery of services for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the number of local places for young people to go. </li></ul><ul><li>Removing barriers and supporting young people to access local opportunities and services for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the capacity and quality of services for young people. </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting and developing the youth workforce to employ the very best practice in working with young people . </li></ul>6 Key Objectives
  4. 5. <ul><li>Achievements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch of myplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YSDF Pathfinders and Managing Body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£60m p.a. for YOF/YCF guaranteed until at least 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra YOF/YCF for 50 most deprived areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra funding for 15 priority areas for targeted support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost 10,000 young people benefited from residentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Performance Indicator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Task Force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch of Information and Signposting Project </li></ul></ul>Aiming high – One Year on
  5. 6. <ul><li>But still more to do: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some structural reorganisation needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve quality of provision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do all we can to reach most disadvantaged and vulnerable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridge gap between young people and adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully integrate youth and 14-19 offers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools and colleges need to be better engaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remodel youth workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve publicity about positive activities harnessing existing arrangements and technologies including social media </li></ul></ul>Integrated youth support services
  6. 7. <ul><li>Over next 12 months: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>myplace : all initial investment decisions made – Feb 09: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YSDF gearing up to deliver 2nd round of funding: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building on YOF/YCF to embed empowerment of young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving forward on workforce reform: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional PAYP baseline funding on stream for all local authorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish strategy for youth sector support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in positive activities base lined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share the learning from the Information and Signposting project delivered by Substance </li></ul></ul>Aiming high – Next Steps