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South West Youth Impact Network

South West Forum hosts the South West Youth Impact Network with support from Centre for Youth Impact. The Network brings together youth sector organisations who are engaged in, or want to know more about measuring their impact, providing information, training, case studies, coaching and advice.

Any organisation with an interest in working with young people can join the network – for more information on the network, or to join, please contact Gill Millar - gill@southwestforum.org.uk or 07930 550322

EVENTS

The latest South West Youth Impact Network took place on 23rd March in Taunton, and included a really useful session led by Dr Sue Cooper of the University of St Mark and St John on Transformative Evaluation of work with young people. Her presentation in included below.

The event was also an opportunity to contribute to the current DCMS consultation on Government Youth Policy. The on-line call for evidence will be open soon – look out for more information about how to access it.

If you attended this Network meeting – or either of the other Network meetings held in 2016/17 (Bristol in November; Tiverton in January), please complete a short feedback survey to help us tailor future meetings to your needs.

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The next SW Youth Impact Network will be held on 20th June, at the Guildhall, Bath. More information on the topics to be covered will be available soon.

SUPPORT FOR ORGANISATIONS
South West Forum can provide guidance and coaching for youth sector organisations wanting to develop their approaches to impact measurement. To explore this further, contact Gill Millar the Network Co-ordinator on gill@southwestforum.org.uk or 07930 550322

NEWS AND INITIATIVES
Social investment and the youth sector
Centre for Youth Impact has announced a new research project to understand the knowledge and use of social investment by youth sector organisations this article... explains more about the project. If your organisation has used or is considering social investment Centre for Youth Impact would love to hear from you.

DCMS Consultation/Call for Evidence on new Youth Policy: The Office for Civil Society, now part of Department for Culture, Media and Sport, has launched a consultation on revising the government’s youth policy, last updated with ‘Positive for Youth’ in 2011. They are hosting regional workshops, which have taken place in Exeter and Bristol, and a short-form consultation at the Youth Impact Network meeting in Taunton on 23rd March. There will also be an on-line ‘call for evidence’ to be launched in April, which will be an opportunity for people to respond to consultation questions and provide examples of good practice. The revised youth policy should be completed later in 2017. Look out for details of the Call for Evidence once it is announced.

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