Key priorities for CHYPS in 2012/13 are:
- To influence policy, championing at both national and local level the value of youth work, campaigning on behalf of all those who deliver, manage and commission youth work, articulating its importance in contributing to young people’s learning and development
- To ensure that the organisation’s infrastructure continues to be fit for purpose to meet the changing environment; developing an internal communication strategy, to support the needs of members and ensure that their views are adequately reflected in national discussions
- To build appropriate alliances at both a national and local level to secure the future of Young People’s Services, particularly with Ministers, the DfE and identified priority partners
- To support, where appropriate, those who deliver, manage and commission youth work with peer support or limited intervention from the organisation and with appropriate CPD opportunities to equip them to meet the challenges of redesigning and commissioning services
We seek to ensure that we represent the interests and advocate on behalf of the Heads and Senior Managers of IYSS providing you with professional support and advice around youth work, as well as with regional and local liaison. In addition, we publish a monthly e-bulletin, regular strategic position papers and have established joint national initiatives to inform the delivery of improved services for young people.