Monday, 2 November 2009

Have your say on Flintshire's youth service plans

Wales is the only Country in Europe to have a statutory basis for the Youth Service. The Welsh amendments to the Learning and Skills Act 2000 place a duty on local authorities to provide Youth Support Services.

This new Strategy is about enabling young people in Flintshire to access high quality, responsive and accessible services as a universal entitlement.

A high quality Youth Service will contribute to improving the quality of life and well being of Flintshire’s residents. The development of young people’s skills through informal and non-formal learning experiences will also contribute to educational achievement and to the County’s economic prosperity.

This Strategy is:

  • Aligned to, and in response to, the National Strategy for the Youth Service in Wales - 'Young People, Youth Work, Youth Service'.
  • A clear statement of the purposes of Youth Work, and of Flintshire County Council’s commitment to supporting high quality opportunities for young people
  • An identified way forward, which sets out the priorities for the Youth Service in Flintshire, in the context of the Council’s aims, national policies and the work of key strategic partnerships
  • A document which will determine specific actions and timescales for achieving them.

The Youth Service has a strong history of working in partnership, and we look forward to working with young people and with partners across sectors to make the universal entitlement a reality for Flintshire’s communities.

When the Strategy is agreed, the detail of proposed service structure will be compiled, for further consideration.

The closing date for this consultation is November 30, 2009.

Draft Youth Service Strategy (PDF 189 KB)

Consultation Response Form (PDF 26KB)


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