The Confederation of Heads of Young People’s Services (CHYPS), represents the interests and advocates on behalf of all those who deliver, manage and commission young people's services, youth work and are responsible for the effective delivery of all elements of Youth Services. Thank you for your interest in our work - we hope that the web site will provide you with the information that you need.
On 3rd July, the Government announced that cross-government responsibilities for youth strategy and policy will move from the Department for Education to the Cabinet Office. This will take place in July.
The Government at the same time has published its progress report on "Positive for Youth" – setting out the progress it has made since its publication in December 2011. This can be found in the members section of the CHYPS website
In announcing the changes in responsibility the Government set out its priorities for the coming months, which include:
- increasing social action and building character skills – for example through continued expansion of National Citizen Service and support the campaign for Youth Social Action
- promoting young people’s participation – working with youth sector partners to help shape policies across government to better meet the needs of young people
- overseeing and championing the transformation of local youth service provision and promoting new models of provision
Cabinet Office’s new responsibilities will include the statutory duty on local authorities for youth provision in their areas and strategic dialogue with young people and youth sector organisations on youth policy.
This year the Convention will begin on Sunday 3rd November from 5.00pm at the Hotel Russell, Bloomsbury, with the AGM and followed by a Seminar Dinner on the ‘State of the Nation – youth work today’ with guest contributions from Charlotte Hill (Chief Executive, UK Youth) and Shaun Bailey (Prime Ministerial Adviser).
The Convention will then move to the Grand Connaught Rooms on Monday 4th November , for debate, discussion and networking opportunities across themes of benchmarking, outcomes and delivery including Early Intervention, Education and Skills.
We are delighted to confirm key-note speeches from Nick Hurd MP (Minister for Civil Society, Cabinet Office), Matthew Hancock MP the Minister for Skills at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and Tristram Hunt MP (Shadow Youth Minister). Other lead contributions include:
• John Coles (CEO, United Learning)
• Fiona Blacke (CEO, National Youth Agency)
• Anne Longfield (CEO, 4Children)
• Carey Oppenheim (CEO, Early Intervention Foundation)
In addition we will be running workshops and group discussions on partnerships with schools and raising participation, benchmarking and the Institute for Youth Work with contributions from members and partners
For further details of how to book your early bird space (2013 Convention - booking-form - paid subvention) for members and (2013 Convention - Booking Form - Members unpaid subvention) for others
For details of exhibition and sponsorship opportunities Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities 2013
Following the successful CHYPS 2013 Annual Convention held in The Grand Connaught Rooms, London on 4th November, please find all the papers and presentations from the day at
The videos of the Ministers' speeches will be uploaded as soon as they are available.
The Institute for Youth Work is a membership body for youth workers, providing a voice for their views and supporting members to reach the highest professional standards. It will engage all those in the youth sector who work to enable young people to develop holistically and to reach their full potential.
The Institute for Youth Work will launch in September 2013.
Before then, you can register your interest in joining by visiting the new website at www.iyw.org.uk
What does membership provide?
- Access to quality assured continuing professional development opportunities including online lectures and input on key youth issues from decision makers within the sector.
- A register of professional, qualified members and an ethical framework for youth work, signed up to by our members.
- Regular information and updates on sector policy developments, tailored to the differing needs of members.
- Membership discounts and incentives.