Inquiry continues into services for young people

02 March 2011

Education Committee to take evidence on services for young people on Wednesday 9 March at 9.30am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Continuing its inquiry into services for young people, the Committee will examine data on the impact and cost-effectiveness of services, taking evidence from a panel of academics and the lead Ofsted inspector for youth services. The Committee’s second panel will investigate the commissioning of youth services by local authorities, in particular how services can be compared, how contracts are awarded and funding allocated.


At 09.30am

  • Janet Batsleer, Head of Youth and Community Work Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Howard Williamson, Professor of European Youth Policy, University of Glamorgan
  • Dr Jason Wood, Head of Research, Youth and Community Division, De Montfort University
  • Tony Gallagher, HMI National Adviser (Youth Support), Ofsted

 At approximately 10.30am

  • David Wright, Chief Executive, Confederation of Heads of Young People’s Services
  • Harry Fowler, Head of Youth Services, Birmingham City Council
  • Garath Symonds, Head of Youth Services, Surrey County Council
  • Brendan O’Keefe, Head of Youth Services, Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council

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