Strategic Youth Work Leads

We bring together the North West network for Lead Officers of youth provision. Members are based within both, Local Authorities and the voluntary sector.

We coordinate this network to support the Youth Offer in each authority and ensure that local areas are well-informed, skilled and responsive to changes in Government policy and young people's needs.

Youth Focus NW has been invaluable to us in Salford Youth Service, during the pandemic bringing together Strategic Youth Leads across the NW to share ideas and facilitate networking and mutual support.

Tim Rumley, Senior Youth Work Manager - Salford Youth Service

The network aims to:

  • explore International, UK wide and National policy relating to young people
  • provides links into national bodies
  • offer opportunities for sharing, learning and collaboration
  • provide a space for Head's of Services to engage in peer support and discussion in a safe environment