The UK Coalition Government is developing a new cross-Government policy statement on services for young people, to be published in the autumn. Building on the outcomes from the Positive for Youth summit the Department for Education are working closely with stakeholders including young people, the voluntary sector, local authorities, government departments and businesses, to co-produce a series of themed discussion papers on which they are seeking comments. They have also written an overarching narrative that brings together all the issues from the individual discussion papers.
You can access the discussion papers and the overarching narrative We have been invited by the Department of Education and the RCPCH to provide expert comment on the Positive for Youth discussion papers which can be accessed via the Department for Education - Positive for Youth site. This is an important opportunity to influence key policy makers and the final policy will affect all areas of the UK government. Please take some time to read and comment on the discussion papers. Please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by the 1st September 2011 and we will formulate a collective YPHSIG response. Alternatively you can send comments directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th Spetember 2011.