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Welcome to our Impactreport, 2008-09Brief introduction to PYLPartnership for Young London (PYL) is London’sstrategic regional youth unit, working to promote,support and improve services for young peopleacross the capital. We operate collaborativelywith local authorities, the voluntary youthsector, Connexions Partnerships and privateorganisations along with regional government,including Government Office for London (GOL),London Councils and the Greater LondonAuthority (GLA) 1 .Introduction to Impact reportIt is important for any organisation to be able todemonstrate its value to its stakeholders: howmuch more important, then, for a membershipbody to be able to make plain the value formoney it offers its members? This report isdesigned to highlight our achievements during2008-09, and to offer an indication of the wayforward for the coming year. We hope that youwill find it interesting and worthwhile, whetheryou are a member, a partner, or are finding outabout us for the first time.1 For a full list of PYL’s members and partners, please see pages 9 and 10.4

Impact reportAiming highWorkforce developmentWorkforce development continued to bea priority for PYL. Our working group hadidentified quality in training as its priority for theyear, as a result of which we worked with thosewho provide and receive youth work trainingat all levels to develop a set of quality criteriafor students on placements as part of youthwork courses, from NVQ to BA and beyond.These were launched in December 08, at anevent which also featured LLUK and NYA on theprogramme.In addition, we were invited to be part of theLLUK workforce development project steeringgroup, commenting on three main proposals forthe youth sector workforce being explored byDCSF: a graduate entry scheme, apprenticeshipsand the development of a code of practice.Decisions on how these strands will be takenforward will be announced in early summer 2009.Youth Workforce Leadership and ManagementDevelopment ProgrammesIn December 2008 we were part of a successfulconsortium bid to CWDC, headed by FPMTraining, to deliver Youth Workforce Leadershipand Management Development Programmes.Our role is to support the delivery of threeprogrammes targeted separately at strategicleaders, frontline managers and future leadersof services for young people, and work began inearnest in January 09.Communications: briefingsand seminarsIn February 2009 we launched our new website,with its enhanced style and functionality, whichoffers information for the general public anda substantial set of services for our members.We are particularly proud of our policy library,in which members can find related documentsall in one place; our resources section, providingpractical support for frontline workers, and adedicated area with comprehensive informationon funding opportunities. Naturally the websiteis an ongoing development, which will build as anincreasingly valuable resource for our members.Please visit to find out more.Our weekly update continues to be a respectedresource, and with the benefit of our website weintend to revise the way in which it is deliveredto members. We are also now archiving it online.Our fourth annual series of seminars covered thefollowing topics:• Employability skills for young people, April 08• Volunteering for adults and young people,June 08• Safeguarding young people, October 08• Training and workforce development,December 08• Strategic approaches to young people in theNEET cohort, February 09as well as two seminars in partnership with theHeritage Lottery Fund in June 08.5

Guest speakers included representativesfrom Central London Connexions, HanoverFoundations, The Prince’s Trust, Young EnterpriseLondon, v, Summer Uni London, London Youth,The Red Foundation, the Child ExploitationOnline Protection Centre, the IndependentSafeguarding Authority, NSPCC, LLUK, NYA,Government Office for London, Y-Gen, theRegional Planning Group, the Learning andSkills Council, and Inspire. They addressedaudiences drawn from member and nonmemberorganisations from youth services, IAGorganisations, housing and health departments,and further and higher education institutionsacross statutory, voluntary and private sectors.As a new departure this year, alongside the usualreport from the seminar we issued a newsletterand a comprehensive resource list associatedwith each event, which have also been stored onour website to sustain their value.ConsultancyThe following organisations took advantageof the consultancy allowance as part of theirmembership package:• London Borough of Redbridge• Rathbone• Duke of Edinburgh’s Award London Region• London Borough of Havering• London Borough of Brent• London Borough of Barnet• London Borough of Croydon• London Borough of Harrow• YMCA Metropolitan RegionIn addition we undertook a review of youthengagement processes within the HeritageLottery Fund’s Young Roots programme.Consultancy support is available to non-membersand associate members at negotiated commercialrates, PYL’s schedules permitting.6

Impact reportRegular meetingsattended by PYL2008-09(in alphabetical order):Anti-bullying AllianceArts Council Cultural Offer forYoung People Contact GroupChildren’s Workforce Coordinatorsgroup (GOL,CWDC)Event planning strategy group(Government Office forLondon)HEAR (Formerly LondonChange Up Equality andDiversity Sub-committee)IYSS Advice and Challengegroup (GOL)London Association of PrincipalYouth and Community OfficersLondon Children and YoungPeople Engage steering group(chair)London Children and YoungPeople’s PartnershipLondon Compact GroupLondon Metropolitan UniversityCurriculum advisory group‘Lost in Translation – (Mis)understanding YouthEmpowerment’ steering group(London Civic Forum)MLA London YouthParticipation project advisorygroupMLA 14-19 Researchprogramme boardChildren EnglandLondon regionNYA Regional Youth AdvisersForumNYA Policy ForumNYA Transport groupOlympic Education Plan GroupPositive Images of Young Peopleround table (GLA)Practice ObservationProgramme Group (GLA)University of East London BAYouth and Community Workadvisory groupUniversity of Greenwich BAYouth and Community Workadvisory groupUniversity of Greenwich EveryChild Matters FoundationDegree validation groupVCS Engage London Regionadvisory group (Chair)VCS engagement in YouthMatters working group – TDADevelopmentWorkforce DevelopmentProject Steering Group (LLUK)Young Londoners Fund Panel(LDA/Tribal)Young Londoners ParticipationNetwork advisory groupOther networks/membershipsChildren EnglandChildren’s Workforce Networkreference groupLondon Civic ForumNetwork of Regional YouthWork Units – EnglandMembers ofPartnership forYoung London in2008-09City of LondonLondon Borough of Barking andDagenhamLondon Borough of BarnetLondon Borough of BexleyLondon Borough of BrentLondon Borough of CamdenLondon Borough of CroydonLondon Borough of EalingLondon Borough of GreenwichLondon Borough of HackneyLondon Borough ofHammersmith and FulhamLondon Borough of HarrowLondon Borough of HaveringLondon Borough of HillingdonLondon Borough of HounslowLondon Borough of LambethLondon Borough of LewishamLondon Borough of MertonLondon Borough of NewhamLondon Borough of RedbridgeLondon Borough of RichmondLondon Borough of Southwark9

London Borough of SuttonLondon Borough ofTower HamletsLondon Borough ofWandsworthRoyal Borough of Kensingtonand ChelseaRoyal Borough of Kingstonupon ThamesWestminster City CouncilThe Prince’s Trust –London RegionUK Youth ParliamentLondon RegionY-GenYMCA - LondonMetropolitan RegionCentral London ConnexionsLondon East ConnexionsLesley Derry Trainingand ConsultancyNext Step Care ManagementPoint Blank LtdYouthforceBarnardo’s (London, East andSouth East Region)Brent Association for VoluntaryAction (BRAVA)Citizenship FoundationConsortium of Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual and TransgenderVoluntary and CommunityOrganisationsDuke of Edinburgh’sAward – LondonFairbridge in LondonLondon YouthRainerScout Association –Greater London RegionSound ConnectionsStudio 3 ArtsSummer Uni10

Impact reportThe futureOur new strategic plan comes into operation inApril 2009, in which our priorities for the nextthree years include:• Aiming high – to include the promotion,take-up and monitoring of positive activities;youth participation; support for the continueddevelopment of Integrated Youth SupportServices (IYSS); extended services• 14-19 agenda – to include the provision ofgood quality Careers Education, Information,Advice and Guidance (CEIAG); regionalcommissioning; Diplomas, Apprenticeshipsand other work-based learning; raising theage of participation; young people’s voice andexperience within all of these• VCS infrastructure development – to includeengagement between the youth VCS andregional government and other regional bodies;support for pan-London infrastructure activities,including London Children and Young PeopleEngage (LCYPE) and VCS Engage; engagementbetween the VCS and local authorities, throughintegrated services and commissioning• Workforce development – to include supportfor the Training and Workforce Developmentworking group, and the Pan-London TrainingNetwork; engagement with the Pan-LondonWorkforce Co-ordinators Group; partnershipworking with FPM Training to deliverLeadership and Management Developmentprogrammes; liaison with the relevant sectorskills councils.All of these will be underpinned by thedevelopment of IYSS, and by workforcedevelopment in its widest sense. There will alsobe ongoing awareness of the opportunitiesprovided by the 2012 Cultural Olympiad/Festivalof Youth, and the 2012 Games.We are, as ever, grateful for the support andenergies of our Board of Trustees and OperationsSub-committee.Board of Trustees during 2008-09Bill Fraser, ChairSimon AultonSarah DaviesChris HeaumeLenny KinnearGraham LaneAntony LillisTom MautnerWayne WreglesworthThe teamHelen HibbertStrategic Director0207 332 SandfordRegional Development Manager0207 332 BarberCommunications Officer0207 332 look forward to working with youthroughout 2009-10.11

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