Decision details

Youth Work Review and Future Vision

Reference: D54033

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To endorse the vision for youth work in Leeds and approve the proposed new model of youth work delivery.


The Director of Children and Families submitted a report that presented the findings from the review which had been undertaken into Youth Work in Leeds, and which outlined the vision for youth work together with the proposals for future delivery.


In introducing the report, the Executive Member highlighted the extensive consultation which had been undertaken to inform the proposed model, and it was highlighted that no single Ward would receive any less Council delivered youth work provision than what was currently being received, but that moving forward a greater focus would be placed upon the city’s more deprived communities and neighbourhoods with the greatest need.


Members welcomed proposals to establish a more collaborative approach between communities and youth work provision, and in response to a Member’s enquiry, the Board received further detail on the provision that was currently in place and what was proposed as part of the new model to support those pockets of deprivation located in more affluent areas.



(a)  That the comprehensive consultation and assessment work which has been undertaken to develop the vision for youth work in Leeds, be noted, and that the continuing commitment to youth services as a key strand of work to enable the most vulnerable young people in the city achieve their aspirations and ambitions, be endorsed;


(b)  That the proposed new model of youth work delivery, as detailed within the submitted report, be approved, and that support be given to further work being undertaken which will be led by the Youth Offer Lead in order to co-produce the enhanced youth work specification;


(c)  That it be noted that the new model of youth work delivery will be fully implemented by April 2022.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Contact: Vicky Fuggles Email: 0113 3785033.

Publication date: 23/04/2021

Date of decision: 21/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/04/2021 - Executive Board

Effective from: 01/05/2021

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