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Positive for Youth: A new approach to cross-government policy for young people aged 13 to 19 was published on 19 December 2011.
The statement brings together for the first time all of the Government’s policies for young people aged 13 to 19. It therefore covers a wide range of issues – from education and youth services, to health, crime, housing and more. Nine government departments have been involved in developing it – including the Department for Education, the Department of Health, the Home Office and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Young people and youth professionals have also been involved directly in developing the statement through extensive collaboration and consultation.
More information about the process can be found on this website in the article - Positive for Youth: the collaboration.
Building on the best local practice, Positive for Youth sets out a shared vision for how all parts of society can work together in partnership to support families and improve the lives of young people, particularly those who are most disadvantaged or vulnerable. It also includes a large number of case studies to exemplify the approaches it promotes.
A summary of Positive for Youth can be read on the following pages.
The Positive for Youth statement and an executive summary are available to download in full in the associated resources on this page.
Also available to download and use freely is a Positive for Youth PowerPoint presentation with speaking notes for use at conferences and other events. If you would like enquire about the availability of a member of the Department to present this at your event please write to us at email@example.com
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A new approach to cross-government policy for young people aged 13-19 (published December 2011 - 104 pages).
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An 11 page download setting out summary detail of the Positive for Youth statement - published 19 December 2011.
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PowerPoint, 488 Kb