Labour Party pledges review of youth services

News|April 21st 2015

The Labour Party has pledged a comprehensive review of children’s services as campaigning for next month’s general election continues.

The party had previously claimed it would make the provision of youth services a statutory requirement, Children & Young People Now claims. However, the party has now retreated from this position, saying it would instead  “review the provision of youth services to ensure that they are high quality and accessible”.

The claim forms part of Labour’s recently published youth manifesto. The party will, claims the new publication, conduct a “root and branch review”, consider innovation and make sure that young people have “the power to shape the design and delivery of services in their area.”

The manifesto contains a pledge to ban unpaid internships lasting longer than four weeks.

A Better Future for Young People is available here.

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