Hidden in Plain Sight – Gangs and Exploitation, A Youth Work Response to COVID-19

This new report includes insight from the front line of youth workers on their increased concerns for street-gangs and organised criminal gangs.

The importance of youth services has been stressed by national police chiefs, the Children’s Commissioner for England and recent national inquiries. NYA is calling for:

  • Youth services to be classified as an essential service and youth workers given key worker status
  • Clear Home Office guidance to embed youth services in Violence Reduction Units and other agencies now to meet immediate needs, and sustained over time
  • A Youth Service Guarantee, recommended by the Home Affairs select committee, to secure long term funding and greatly increase the number of youth workers

Please click the front cover below to download:

To see the original media release, please click here.

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