The session I attended looking at new models of services for young people was really helpful, its current and what’s on everybody’s minds at the moment. It increased our knowledge of new ways of working and ideas for chasing people up in the future – so therefore helps to increase what we do and improve our services. Good networks and partnerships through this work and a coherent voice on fighting for young people’s services.

Jude Simmons

Youth Service Manager, London Borough of Merton

Our membership of Partnership for Young London is vital in connecting us with the rich ecology of young Londoners. We benefit enormously from the gatherings, training support and network of knowledge Partnership for Young London provides as it enables us to improve our work and support more young people in the capital.

Philip Flood

Director, Sound Connections

Partnership for Young London believes in a future where every young person’s right to wellbeing is recognised and fulfilled. With young people making up a quarter of London’s population, we have to respect that they are crucial to its future.

Partnership for Young London is uniquely placed in the region to connect, develop and influence the policy and delivery of services for young people and acts as a unified voice for London.

We provide market intelligence across the various key stakeholders, sharing intelligence, information and data about services for young people, both in terms of the current situation and how they can be improved.

By supporting us, you allow us to provide quarterly high profile network meetings and other specific thematic meetings linked to demand in line with emerging issues at a local, regional and national level. Also partnership and collaborative working opportunities with a range of statutory and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations as well as links with central and regional government on a regular basis.

We operate as a membership organisation and our grateful to our members for their continued support, and welcome their input across all aspects of our work.

Feedback from members has highlighted that the services valued the most include;

  • Policy News
  • Thematic Seminars and Events
  • Training sessions
  • London Policy Network Meetings
  • Links with key policy leads from national and regional government

Speakers who have attended the policy network and regional seminars over the last year have included: Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Big Lottery, City Bridge Trust, Royal Association for the Deaf, Tell Mama, Forward UK, Girl Guiding, London Councils, Wandsworth Youth Service, Young Womens Trust among others

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Training participants rated it as good or excellent

Organisations have accessed training, seminars and networking events over the last three years

Total level of funding opportunities disseminated in the weekly bulletin

Organisations across various sectors that have taken part in the last policy network meeting

  • 48 bulletins on a weekly basis profiling the latest policy, research, campaigns, practice and funding opportunities for services working with young people.
  • Access to Partnership for Young London’s policy network, bringing together key stakeholders working with young people across London with national and regional policy leads.
  • Opportunity to profile work to over 3000 organisations across the region.
  • Access to over 30 free workforce development opportunities, including training and best practice networks on measuring impact, collective impact, leadership, safeguarding, youth employability among others.
  • Opportunity to disseminate the learning from your work across London.
  • Involvement in the Vision for Young Londoners policy platform for London alongside of 100 other organisations.
  • Engagement in research programmes aiming to drive up best practice in working with young people i.e. the Role of Youth Work Approaches in Early Help, Safeguarding In the Voluntary Sector, Commissioning for Youth among others.

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        Membership Case Study Jude Simmons, The London Borough of Merton

        Length of membership – since PYL inception, 10 years
        Under our key themes, what have you found beneficial in your organisation being a member of PYL?


        Weekly update

        • It’s interesting in terms of the spread of information contained in this update. One source of information, so it’s really helpful read it every week, it means I can go through this and have a good overview of what’s happening and what else I can chase up in the future.


        London Policy Network

        Really useful meetings, and there are good themes; it’s very helpful for members, the topics are relevant and help in terms of our future plans.

        • The session looking at new models of delivery of youth services; was really helpful, it’s current and what’s on everybody’s minds at the moment. It provided increased knowledge of new ways of working and ideas for chasing people up in the future – helps to increase what we do and improve our services.
        • We have developed new partnerships as a result of contacts at this meeting – the FGM speakers are now coming to deliver in Merton now which is great it brings in new expertise to the borough.


        Vision for young Londoners
        Is really powerful initiative and gives it a strong focus for the sector in London. There are good networks and partnerships through this work and a coherent voice on fighting for young people’s services.
        This creates a platform that we can all come together on and there is good reach across diverse partners.


        Would like to see:

        • A more diverse forum to increase partnerships with new key providers to create new opportunities for work with new partners
        • Look to match outcomes up together in collective across multiple partners.
        • Look at journeys for young people across multiple agencies- targeted youth work and cross cutting this with multiple agencies, bringing in new areas of work. Youth work will look very different developing a strong service across all outcomes and across multiple partners