Co-Production: A Defence of Young People
Recent years have seen fundamental and challenging changes in the delivery of services for young people. Outcomes, outputs and interventions have become the language of service evaluations, and allocation of funding creating an instrumental environment poorly equipped to respond to young people’s developmental needs. The government’s flagship National Citizenship Service on the other hand is funded to the equivalent of the former statutory youth budget, yet has been severely criticised by the Public Accounts Committee. It is time to work with young people to develop and champion services which respond to developmental need and young people’s ‘lived experiences’, whilst respecting their role as co–producers of effective services.
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