The Youth Green Paper will be published in December, minister
for children Margaret Hodge has announced, writes Amy
Speaking in a parliamentary debate, Hodge said the paper would
“set out a new offer for young people” covering things
to do and places to go and personal advice and support.
She said that it would also provide support for parents and
families, opportunities for volunteering and mentoring and the
chance for young people to have more of a say.
Kevin Williams, national secretary of youth welfare charity YMCA
England, said that he expected the places for young people to go to
be somewhere where “something constructive can happen”
that contributes to young people’s development but not as
formal as school.
He added that this could involve opening up existing community
centres to young people more.