2Partnership for Young London (PYL) is London’s infrastructure body for the youthsector, striving to promote, support and improve services for young people acrossthe capital. We work collaboratively with London boroughs, the voluntary youthsector and private organisations, regional government and other relevant bodies.We provide comprehensive support for managers and practitioners, to keep themup to date with policy, information and practice-based skills, so that young peoplein London experience the best possible services. You can find out more about us andour work at www.pyl.org.uk.
Impact reportContentsIntroduction 4Services for young people 5Workforce development 6Other activities 6Representation 7Members of PYL 2011-12 8The future 9Board of Trustees during 2011–12 10The Team 10Membership 113
6“Many thanks for sending the updateevery week. I find it very useful and veryinteresting to learn about different thingsthat matter to young people and us(professionals).”Community Development OfficerA London Local AuthorityWorkforce developmentIn 2011-12 we took a new approach toworkforce development, targeting specificparts of the workforce alongside our genericoffer. For senior managers, we continuedto run the London Policy Network, bringingtogether senior staff from the statutory,voluntary and private sectors to examineimportant topical issues suggested by themembers. This year the meetings coveredthe introduction of the Wolf Report intovocational education, the impact of thecivil unrest in August, the implications ofthe National Citizen Service as it entered itssecond year, and issues concerning the 2012Olympic and Paralympic Games. Input tothese meetings came from the Departmentfor Education, the Cabinet Office, LOCOG,the Metropolitan Police and The ChallengeNetwork.Our new Commissioners’ Round Table groupmeets quarterly to allow local authoritycommissioners of services for youngpeople to get to grips with the challengesof their roles, in a shared and supportiveenvironment. In accordance with PYL’smethodology, the agendas are driven are bythe wishes of the group members.We also ran the first of our new LearningNetworks, on Partnerships and Collaboration,which brought together nine managers andpractitioners from local authorities and thevoluntary sector to learn new ideas, sharethe challenges they face in this area, andhelp each other to tackle them, in an actionlearning approach.We would like to offer more Round Tablesand Learning Networks, and are always keento hear from anyone who has an idea theywould like us to take forward with colleaguesacross London’s youth sector. Please contactLucy Sandford at firstname.lastname@example.org if youwould like to discuss this further.Other activities• Following the civil unrest in August 2011,we provided support for the MetropolitanPolice Service in communicating messagesto communities across the capital, and infurthering the effectiveness of its youthengagement strategy.• We supported the City of London inexploring how best to develop newarrangements for youth provision in theCity, including a youth conference.• We continued to contribute to universityadvisory groups, and supported thesuccessful revalidation process of theUniversity of East London’s BA in YouthWork.
Impact reportRepresentationLucy received an NCVO Bursary to attend theConservative Party Conference in October2011, including a roundtable with Nick Hurd,Minister for Civil Society, enabling her torepresent the views of London’s youth sectorat the highest level.ConsultationsAs part of our ongoing commitment toimproving services for young people inLondon, PYL contributed in the followingways:• We met with London Councils and theGLA to discuss priorities and ensure thecontinued active engagement of regionalgovernment with the voluntary andcommunity sector.• We undertook a consultation interviewwith CWDC about multi-agency workingwithin the youth sector, as part of CWDC’sinternal strategic planning process.• We attended a meeting with CWDC,at which a proposed ApprenticeshipFramework for Integrated Youth Supportwas discussed; the meeting advised thatthis was not an appropriate time for sucha development to begin.• We submitted to the Department forEducation the results of our face to faceand electronic consultation on Positive forYouth.Developmental meetingsPYL attended the following meetings aimedat exploring or steering developments withinthe youth sector in London and beyond:• We presented to GLA’s Time for ActionPanel of Assembly Members, givinga short introduction that outlined theheadlines emerging from our consultationon national youth policy development.• We represented the Network of RegionalYouth Work Units at the All PartyParliamentary Group on Youth Affairs,at which young people’s questionsabout the new Work Programme wereanswered by Chris Grayling, Minister forEmployment at DWP.• We were part of the support andchallenge group of the NYA’s Peer Reviewand Development project.7
8Campaigns• PYL continued to support the 99%campaign, promoting positive messagesabout the majority of young people inLondon.• We joined the Choose Youth campaign,which brought together supporters ofyouth work and services for young peoplefrom across the country to express theneed for effective services in the face ofthe cuts.• We were part of the Policy Group ofthe London Children and Young PeopleEngage Network, developing plans forlobbying in advance of the Mayoralelection campaigns for 2012.• We supported the Youth Media Agency’ssubmission to the Leveson Enquiry for aFair Balanced Press and more accessiblePCC for children and young people.Regular meetings attended by PYL2011–12 (in alphabetical order):2012 VCS Partners Advocacy Group (LOCOG)Children England London regionHEAR Network (Humanity. Equality. Rights.)London Children and Young People Engage(Chair)London Metropolitan University PartnersForumLondon Policy Network (Chair)University of East London BA Youth andCommunity Work advisory groupYoung Londoners Participation Network(GLA/London Youth)Other networks/membershipsChildren EnglandCity.CommIndependent Academic Research Studies(IARS)London Civic ForumNetwork of Regional Youth Work UnitsRota (Race on the Agenda)Members of Partnership forYoung London in 2011–12City of LondonLondon Borough of Barking & DagenhamLondon Borough of BarnetLondon Borough of BexleyLondon Borough of BrentLondon Borough of CamdenLondon Borough of EnfieldLondon Borough of HackneyLondon Borough of Hammersmithand FulhamLondon Borough of HaveringLondon Borough of HarrowLondon Borough of HounslowRoyal Borough of Kensington and ChelseaRoyal Borough of Kingston upon ThamesLondon Borough of MertonLondon Borough of NewhamLondon Borough of RedbridgeLondon Borough of SouthwarkLondon Borough of Wandsworth15 BillionBarnardo’s (London, East andSouth East Region)Caxton Youth OrganisationChangemakersCharles Harrison AssociatesCentral London ConnexionsColin Smith – Creating Solutions UK Limited
Impact reportDuke of Edinburgh’s Award – LondonEli Anderson – Eli Anderson ConsultantFutureversityFulham Football Club FoundationGenerateJanine Brady – Janine Brady ConsultantLesley Derry – Lesley Derry Trainingand ConsultancyLondon YouthMED Executive Coaching and ConsultancyMetropolitan Police Volunteer Police CadetsNisai Virtual AcademyOne HousingSelina RiceOutcomes Focussed Solutions LimitedSound ConnectionsStudio 3 ArtsThe Challenge NetworkTottenham HotspurY-GenCity YMCAYoung in MindYouthforce“PYL’s weekly update is a great resourceand one that helps us significantly inour work with young people across thecapital.”DirectorVCS organisationThe futureWe want to build on the changes we madein 2011, developing even stronger supportfor our members, and reaching out to agreater number of organisations across thecapital. We will complete our evaluationwork, sharing our findings so that others canbenefit from our learning, and implementingany changes needed as a result. We havealready begun to identify topics for ourannual series of seminars, which are likely toinclude Linking with Business, the NationalCareers Service, the Youth Contract, FE andHE for young Londoners, and Health Services.We have just begun to work with FPM on theInnovation for Youth programme, funded bythe Children’s Improvement Board and theLGA. This work, to deliver support to leadersand managers in youth services in developingnew ways to offer youth provision in London,will continue into 2012-13.9
Board of Trusteesduring 2010–11Bill Fraser, ChairSimon AultonSarah DaviesChris HeaumeLenny KinnearGraham LaneTom MautnerWayne Wreglesworth(retired September 2011)“Keep up the great work and thank you to PYL formaking the often challenging terrain of youth work morenavigable.”Youth work managerA London Local AuthorityThe TeamHelen HibbertStrategic Director020 7332 email@example.comLucy SandfordDevelopment Manager020 7332 firstname.lastname@example.org@PYL_LondonWe believe that Partnershipfor Young London is a greatexample of collaborativeworking in London. Wecouldn’t achieve this withoutthe support of our Board, ourmembers and our partners,for which we are, as ever,very grateful. If you wouldlike to join us, we’d loveto hear from you; we lookforward to working with youall in the near future.10
Impact reportStandard MembershipWeekly UpdateRound Table MeetingsFunding Directory – PYL members onlyContacts – PYL members onlyLearning Networks£20 per delegate(non-member rate £30)Practice Focused Seminars£60-£80 per delegateJob Ads – £80(non-member rate £110)Receive our email update every Fridayafternoon, with the latest policy,publications, resources, funding,opportunities, consultations and news.Discuss new policies and initiatives and howthese will feed into your work, as they arise.Network with colleagues.Directory of current funding opportunities.Directory of our current membership.A series of three action learning seminarswhere practitioners learn, develop and sharegood practice with colleagues from otherorganisations.Seminars for major policy changes oressential information you simply need toknow will be twice a year. We will provide acertificate of attendance for CPD purposes.Reduced rates to advertise jobs on the brandnew Jobs area of our website.Premium MembershipEverything in Standard Membership PLUS:Policy and Practice Focused Seminars FREELearning Networks FREEFREE and unlimited attendance at theseseminars for major policy changes oressential information will be twice a year,and we will provide a certificate ofattendance for CPD purposes. Why notsend your whole team!FREE attendance for your staff at theseseminars we run where Practitioners learn,develop and share good practice withcolleagues from other organisations.1 FREE job listing Advertise a job on the brand new Jobs areaof our website.We offer a range of additional consultancy services at a negotiated rate. To discuss yourneeds, please contact Lucy Sandford on 020 7332 3599 or at email@example.com