DEA Response to Youth Matters Green Paper

DEA Response to Youth Matters Green Paper

The Youth Matters Green Paper outlines DfES’ thinking on the future of youth work in England. Based on the outcomes of a consultation with members, DEA submitted a response to the Green Paper in November 2005.

DEA members consulted felt that the Green Paper did not recognise the global context in which young people live their lives, e.g. terrorism, technology, trade, media; and it is clear from experience that young people need to be supported to develop a global perspective to their lives beyond their local context. They should also be enabled to express their views of the world and be provided with opportunities to work for change on the issues that matter to them.

Youth Matters, including a young person’s version, can be viewed at www.dfes.gov.uk/publications/youth/

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