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Exploring the role and potential of an evidence base for youth work and provision for young people


In June the Centre for Youth Impact and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) are hosting a series of roundtables that will explore the steps necessary to create and sustain an ‘evidence base’ for informal and non-formal youth provision in England.

In order to explore these questions, five roundtables are being held across various locations in England with a mixture local and national youth organisations, funders, commissioners, evaluators and policymakers all invited to join the debate. You can read a short paper that we’ve put together on the background for the roundtables here. We will also be producing a summary report after the events have taken place and will host a workshop at The Gathering to discuss the next stages of the work.