Our response to the new Sheffield City Council Investing in Young People strategy

Our response to the new Sheffield City Council Investing in Young People strategy

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Sheffield City Council has shared its plan to agree a new strategy Investing in Young People. 

In response to the report, available via the Sheffield City Council website, our CEO Gail Gibbons, said: “We absolutely welcome an ambitious strategy for young people. We’ve been closely involved with putting together its direction, so support many of its aims, such as building upon the successful partnerships that are already delivering many of these services across the city.

“We’re delighted to hear about the investment of a further £2m, something we have been advocating for some time, and we are looking forward to hearing how this will enhance delivery for young people.

“However, we have concerns around the impact on Sheffield Futures and frontline delivery, in terms of the proposal to take these services in-house, and we are seeking discussions with the local authority on how this might work.

“For now, it’s business as usual for our team, working with young people all across Sheffield to protect them from risk and to support them to live positive and productive lives.”

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