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Local Authority Youth Service in Wales Audit 2003-04
A data collection and analysis process was included as a target in the Operational Plan of the Wales Youth Agency on the understanding that it would only be funded by WAG if the Principal Youth Officers group supported this process and fully participated. The PYO group acknowledged the importance of youth service data on an all-Wales basis resulting in a 100% return rate.
This document summarises the key findings from the information supplied by the local authorities under the following headings:
1. Youth Service details – location within LA / job titles / salary scales
2. Finance – income and spending
3. Youth population – spending per head
4. Staffing levels
5. Types of youth provision
6. Staff development and training
7. Summary / conclusion
Local Authority Youth Services in Wales
List of Local Authority Youth Services in Wales in 2005
The Level of Voluntary Sector Service Provision in South East Newport
The purpose of the study was to determine the level of voluntary sector service provision for children, young people and families in South East Newport and to seek to identify any gaps in that provision. The study was undertaken as an internship within the Families First programme in Newport supported by the One Newport Local Service Board (LSB). The results will inform the LSB’s Neighbourhood Working Model.
Therefore this study, which is limited to provision relating only to children, young people and families in the geographical area of South East Newport (comprising the wards of Alway, Ringland and Lliswerry) presents the findings of an audit of voluntary sector provision within those limitations.
In order to address the key objectives of the research a combination of surveys, semi-structured interviews and focus groups was conducted between June and October 2013. Questionnaires were administered to two groups: service providers and residents in the pilot area. Three focus groups were conducted with adults, whilst 20 focus groups were conducted with 189 children and young people between the ages of 4 and 15 years from schools across the pilot area. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with adults at Summer Fun Day events.
It was concluded that a substantial level of service provision already exists in the pilot area, but that there are gaps in provision and barriers to access which need to be addressed. Despite this, enthusiasm to participate was high and should be encouraged. There could be merit in exploring the potential of the themes which emerged in an attempt to nurture this interest in engagement. The study confirms the need to increase the range and level of service provision in South East Newport and that children, young people and families would benefit from improvements and enhancements to existing services.