Please see the open letter from a number of youth agencies responding to remarks by Michael Grove that suggested youth policy would be devolved to local authorities:
"Dear Secretary of State
As the leaders of a number of key youth charities in England we are writing to ask for urgent clarification of the remarks you made in your evidence to the Education Select Committee regarding Government's intention to relinquish its responsibility for youth policy to local authorities. Not only does this seem a major reversal in policy one year after the publication of Positive for Youth which pledged cross-governmental support to young people, but it also raises huge concerns for us as organisations concerned for the well being of young people in our country ....."
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