Towards a New Model of Youth Services

  • Bernard DaviesEmail author


The development to 2010 of the key New Labour youth policies and their implications for local authority Youth Services and open access youth work—in particular: the move from the Blair ‘Respect’ to the Brown ‘Targeted Support’ agendas; the aims, development and eventual run-down of the Connexions Service; the development and implementation of the Every Child Matters and Aiming High for Young People agendas; the introduction of commissioning and ‘contestability’ for providing youth services; efforts to strengthen the statutory base of local authority Youth Services; and the introduction and implementation of the first Prevent strategies for dealing with Muslim young people’s ‘radicalisation’.

Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WarkwickshireUK

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