Children and Young People Now have published, on 11.8.15, an article about pledges and commitments made by Jeremy Corbyn.
‘Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn pledges statutory requirement for youth services.
Islington MP Corbyn, who is ahead in the polls to be next Labour leader, said his party should maintain a commitment to a statutory youth service in order to offer young people the benefit of wide-ranging advice, guidance and support to access further and higher education.
His pledge comes just months after Labour ditched its commitment to statutory youth services prior to the general election.
The party’s Youth Manifesto for the 2015 election ruled out forcing councils to provide a minimum level of youth provision, committing instead to a “root and branch” review of youth services should it win the general election.
Corbyn’s pledge to pursue statutory youth services featured in a youth policy document published yesterday.’
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