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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Please contact or telephone 020 7332 3599 for further information. All membership rates are subject to VAT.The membership year runs from 1st April to the following 31st March. Membership is open throughout the year and rates can be pro rata.

Membership Case Study – The Prince’s Trust

Carol Jackson, Senior Head, Public Sector at The Prince’s Trust

Carol’s Job: Focus on building and extending partnerships with external partners particularly public sector and voluntary sector organisations and securing funding.

Length of membership – since PYL inception 2005/06

Under our key themes, what have you found beneficial in your organisation being a member of PYL?

 Connect  –  Weekly update

Really helpful contents- many contacts in the Trust receive this bulletin. The information allows us to keep abreast and find out what’s going on from funding to workforce development opportunities. Events, meetings, training have been accessed as a result as well as finding out about funding opportunities. It’s good that it is weekly as it helps follow up quickly and provides a good connection with other organisations.

Develop  – London Policy Network

The meetings are great for contacts with a range of different organisations and sectors. With a good range of topics at each meeting for example cuts to youth provision by a London Assembly member, FGM, Tell Mama – all of them provided really good insight.

Influence – Vision for young Londoners

Powerful representative focus from such a wide group gives it a strong position as a voice of so many organisations. It is collaborative and coherent and great to see so many people want to see the same things for young people in London.


Continue to have a variety of themes and relevant subjects, and provide opportunities for workforce development. It would be good to have feedback on the outcomes from speakers at events for example when they do consultations. The Prince’s Trust already offers mental health first aid training to its staff and we are keen with partners to extend our mental health support offer to young people. Increasingly, we need to find ways to collaborate more and maximise what we can all achieve together with less. We will need to continue to find ways to think creatively taking advantage of the partnership to best support young Londoners. Cross cutting themes with multiple agencies, and the opportunity to think on a broader level would be helpful. Could we do more work together to support young people to access apprenticeships in the City? Maybe we could include a future speaker on the CCG’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans?(STPs)