Morning, Wednesday, 6th July 2022
This conference focuses on the next steps for improving access to activities and volunteering opportunities for young people in England - and key priorities for the National Citizen Service.
It will be an opportunity to assess government plans to introduce the National Youth Guarantee that aims to ensure every young person has access to regular out of school activities by 2025.
Delegates will also consider strategies and best practice for growing partnerships involving schools, local government, the third sector, businesses and other stakeholders.
Further sessions assess the current offer of out-of-school youth programmes across the country, ways to reduce regional disparities, and how access and inclusion can be improved.
Additional areas for discussion include:
- accessibility to youth services - support for those from disadvantaged backgrounds ◦ investment & where it should be focused ◦ tackling regional disparities ◦ improving local partnerships
- maximising positive impact - best practice ◦ preparation for educational progression and life pathways ◦ young people’s employability prospects ◦ increasing children’s cultural capital
- priorities going forward - improving the offer of youth programmes across the country ◦ Duke of Edinburgh programmes for every state secondary school in England ◦ the vision for the NCS
We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Mark Gifford, Chief Executive Officer, National Citizen Service Trust; and Ruth Marvel, Chief Executive Officer, The Duke of Edinburgh Award.