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The key elements of the Youth Work Process should be embedded in all work going forward – be that delivered by Devon County Council or via commissioned services.
A partnership strategy and action plan be developed in order to secure a robust information, advice and guidance strategy for young people aged 11- 19 in Devon.
Work undertaken with young people in Devon, both by in house provision and any work commissioned, will need, going forward, to both measure and report on the impact on young people’s lives.
A review of all potential income generating activities should be undertaken, with an aim to make activities at the least cost neutral.
Third Sector organisations should be supported to deliver services to young people in relevant ways in order to secure the both maintenance and development of the offer to young people in Devon. This should include, where appropriate, transition planning and funding in order that they can directly deliver services.
Ensure that the work of Devon Youth Services is generating income in a mature, consistent and sustainable way – utilising assets and gaining the support from partners who have an interest in the work that they do
Clear pathways between services should be established that allow young people to both access specialist services and step down from specialist services into supportive universal services when necessary. Services should be designed based on understood need across Devon.
Young People voices should continue to be heard throughout the remodelling of the youth service. Any new services should ensure that they are designed and commissioned in a way that ensure young people’s voices are both heard and responded to.
Ensure that partnership working is undertaken throughout to secure added value
The consideration of the youth estate should not be undertaken in isolation. It should be part of Devon County Council’s wider estate rationalisation programme. It should look at a variety of mechanisms to secure buildings where the gap analysis demonstrates a need within a community. The criteria developed by stakeholders should inform all decision making.