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The Government cannot create a society that is positive for youth on its own. It is only right that young people, councils, charities and businesses have all contributed significantly to developing the Positive for Youth vision.
Positive for Youth was developed through an extensive collaborative process.
Related documents are available to download in the associated resources section on this page:
Further information on the discussion papers we consulted on during 2011, are available on the following page.
The summit brought together over 300 young people and professionals with government Ministers and officials to identify and debate key issues faced by young people today.
This helped to develop a shared understanding of young people’s concerns and the support and services they need.
More information about the Positive for Youth summit can be found via the link in the associated resources section below.
Building on the Positive for Youth summit, we consulted on a series of discussion papers on individual issues and on an overarching narrative. This helped test the vision and the content of Positive for Youth statement.
A list of respondents and a summary of their responses is available in the association resources on this page.
Young people, voluntary organisations, local authorities, and business leaders met regularly with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families to discuss the development of Positive for Youth.
He will continue to meet regularly with these partners to review progress, scrutinise government policy and challenge them on the role of their sector in delivering the Positive for Youth vision
Around 100 young people met to discuss a summary of the planned content of the Positive for Youth statement. Their feedback was used to help produce a draft of the full statement.
Young people and local authorities, charities and business leaders came together to read and discuss a draft of the Positive for Youth statement. Their feedback helped to refine the statement and endorse its overall vision and message.
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A list of respondents to the Positive for Youth consultation.
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A note describing how young people have influenced the development of Positive for Youth.
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A summary of the Positive for Youth consultation responses.
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