Policy paper

Positive for Youth: the collaborative process

The documents showing how Positive for Youth was developed.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Respondents to the Positive for Youth consultation

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Positive for Youth consultation responses

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Positive for Youth - young people's role in its development

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A narrative for youth work today - written by key stakeholders in the youth sector

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Discussion paper: A vision for a society that is positive for youth

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Discussion paper: Adolescent brain development

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Discussion paper: Business brokerage with the youth sector

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Discussion paper: Commissioning services for young people

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Discussion paper: Equality and diversity issues

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Discussion paper: Growing the role of voluntary and community organisations

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Discussion paper: Helping young people to succeed in learning and find a job

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Discussion paper: National Citizen Service

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Discussion paper: Preventing youth crime and substance misuse

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Discussion paper: Rationale and outcomes for services for young people

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Discussion paper: Sector led support for local authorities

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Discussion paper: The role of business in supporting young people

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Discussion paper: The role of capital infrastructure in services for young people

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Discussion paper: The role of parents and families in the lives of young people

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Discussion paper: The young people's workforce

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Discussion paper: Young people's health and well being

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Discussion paper: Young people's involvement in decision making

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Discussion paper: Young people's role in society

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Discussion paper: Youth enterprise discussion paper

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Discussion paper: A narrative for youth work today

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Details

The government cannot create a society that is positive for youth on its own. It is only right that young people, councils, charities and businesses have all contributed significantly to developing the Positive for Youth vision.

Positive for Youth was developed through an extensive collaborative process.

A summary of the process

The Positive for Youth summit: March 2011

The summit brought together over 300 young people and professionals with government ministers and officials to identify and debate key issues faced by young people today.

This helped to develop a shared understanding of young people’s concerns and the support and services they need.

The Positive for Youth consultation: June to September 2011

Building on the Positive for Youth summit, we consulted on a series of discussion papers on individual issues and on an overarching narrative. This helped test the vision and the content of Positive for Youth statement.

Positive for Youth advisory groups: throughout 2011

Young people, voluntary organisations, local authorities, and business leaders met regularly with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families to discuss the development of Positive for Youth.

Young people’s event: October 2011

Around 100 young people met to discuss a summary of the planned content of the Positive for Youth statement. Their feedback was used to help produce a draft of the full statement.

Cross-sector workshop: November 2011

Young people and local authorities, charities and business leaders came together to read and discuss a draft of the Positive for Youth statement. Their feedback helped to refine the statement and endorse its overall vision and message.

The discussion papers we consulted on, to inform the development of Positive for Youth, are available to download.

Each of the original discussion papers has been updated to include a summary of comments received and the action the government is taking in response.

Published 14 June 2012