Leading youth charities call for Government action
ASDAN has joined with more than 20 other charities in appealing to the Government to rethink its strategy on youth services. Organisations including the Scout Association, the British Youth Council and NCVYS have stated that local authorities need to be given clear direction from central government to "maintain quality youth services with appropriate investment" and that education policy needs to give appropriate recognition to non-formal learning. Download a copy of the full letter to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove MP and the reply from Michael Gove. Young representatives of 15 of the organisations have also added their voice to the debate. Download their letter here and the reply from Michael Gove.