Have your say on Lambeth's draft Youth Strategy 2021-2025

We want your views on our proposals around the strategic direction of Youth Services. We intend to do this through understanding the needs of young people to enable us to develop services which are inclusive and representative. The consultation runs from 1 to 29 September. Please share your views by completing our online survey. In addition there will be a series of online focus groups held.

Open date: Wednesday, 1 September 2021 at 1.00pm Close date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 11.59pm Type: Consultation Neighbourhood: Lambeth wide Category:
  • Children, young people and families

Have your say on Lambeth's draft Youth Strategy

The proposal

Youth services play a vital role in Lambeth. The impact the sector has on young people is real and long-lasting. Youth services play a key role in preventing difficulties in young people’s lives and provide a safe and fun place for young people to learn the right skills needed for adult life.

This draft Youth Strategy is Lambeth Council’s commitment to a 4-year vision for the Borough. We aim to be bold and ambitious, and have pledged 7 promises to help embed Youth Services at the heart of the work of the Council and its partners.

Background information / Purpose of consultation

We are running this consultation to understand the needs of young people to enable us to develop a young person led youth services model. We want to gain the views of young people, youth services workforce and service providers about how to offer a more inclusive, cost-effective and sustainable service. We want to upskill our Youth Services workforce and need to understand their training needs better.

Next steps after consultation closes

All the comments and suggestions we receive will be analysed and considered and will help shape the final strategy which will go to Cabinet on 22 November.

How to respond

Please share your views with us by completing our online survey:

Draft youth strategy survey

Or come along to one of our online locality focus groups taking place in September on Thursdays at 11-12pm where we will consult on the draft Youth Strategy and you will have a chance to feedback your views.

  • 2 September - Streatham Locality
  • 9 September - Clapham Locality
  • 16 September - Brixton Locality
  • 23 September - Norwood Locality
  • 30 September - North Lambeth Locality

To register for a focus group, please email TCunningham@lambeth.gov.uk  with your name and chosen date.