The full report from Unison on the affects of cuts to Youth Work is here.
“Vital services and unsung heroes
Youth services are among the most important services that local authorities provide, and youth workers are in many senses the unsung heroes of their communities.
By building up relationships of trust and support with young people, working in their communities, helping them make their own decisions about their own lives, and developing their confidence and resilience, youth workers play invaluable roles in supporting young people.
This is why the Government’s cuts in local authority funding, and the consequent cuts in
spending on youth services by local authorities, are so important. The plight of the young people whom youth services support is clear”
See also In Defence of Youth Work
(and this is my satirical take on the cuts)