The Confederation of Heads of Young People’s Services (CHYPS) is unique in that it is the only national organisation that represents the interests of all Heads, Leaders and Managers of Integrated Youth Support Services and is actively taking forward the integrated agenda. It has therefore increasingly become the organisation of first choice for this section of the young peoples’ workforce. Currently we have over 180 members which include Assistant Directors, Heads of IYSS, Heads of Youth Work, Strategic Leads for Positive Activities, Regional Youth Work Advisers and third sector Chief Executives and their senior staff.
CHYPS’ key function is to represent its members at both a national and local level to influence policy, campaign and to champion the cause of good quality youth work. It does this through the maintenance and development of a national and regional infrastructure.
Full Membership of the Confederation is open to:
the strategic leads of Young People’s Services within a local authority
the operational leads of the component services of Young People’s Services within a local authority area (either within the community, voluntary, statutory or private sector)
Local Authorities support CHYPS by contributing an annual subvention
Associate Membership of the Confederation is open to:
Individuals whose work is to promote youth work and work with young people (e.g. regional youth work advisers)
youth work partner organisations (e.g. Universities, training agencies)
Other categories at the discretion of the Directors
£25 per Associate for LA’s that have contributed subventions for the current financial year
£100 per associate for non-contributing LA’s
Membership offers existing and aspiring leaders and managers the opportunity to access the professional expertise knowledge and support that we offer.
The direct benefits to you as a member include the following
- Up to the minute analysis and briefings of youth (and related ) policy developments
- The opportunity to influence and contribute to national and regional services for young people
- Timely advice and support on specific issues
- Resources and examples of good practice that can be readily assimilated into your local circumstances
- A national network of colleagues with professional expertise
I would like to be a member.
Please fill in the form below and submit.
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