When Positive for Youth (PfY) was published in December 2011, it included a commitment to publish a one year on audit of progress The DfE has contacted CHYPS wanting our involvement in marking PfY One Year On (OYO).
The DfE plan to publish a short but comprehensive document on the DfE website around the end of January 2013 and will follow a series of visits over the next few months by the Minister, Edward Timpson MP. The “One Year On” document will update key data and showcase innovative approaches through case studies that will seek to highlight how the PfY vision has worked in practice.
It is important that activities to mark the first anniversary of PfY are not limited to Government accounting for progress and that all sectors have an opportunity to demonstrate how they are positive for youth. It will be good to have some local authority contributions alongside others from the sector.
The DfE would like suitable case studies from our networks. They are looking for short case studies (up to 350 words) than show innovative examples of local and national practice in implementing the vision and reforms set out in PfY, including:
• local leadership and reform of services for young people;
• Government reforms and policy development;
• keeping young people at the heart of all we do;,
• evolution and innovation;
• embedding the PfY vision and its delivery; and
• how individual young people have benefited in the last year.
If you have such case studies can you email these to me by Monday 10th December the DfE expect there will be many good examples so have asked that we identify those that you consider to be the top 10 strongest case studies.