A timely manifesto to help our children | Observer letters

Local authorities must once again be given the resources to provide life-shaping services

Your manifesto for children and young people was timely, ambitious and inspiring (“A generation of Britain’s children faces crisis. Here’s our manifesto for change”, Editorial).

I was a youth worker in the 1970s, paid by the local authority and seconded to a voluntarily provided youth centre. I can testify to the value of an adequately funded national youth service, co-ordinated and funded by local authorities, in addressing the needs of a wide spectrum of young people, enhancing their mental health and advancing their self-esteem.

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A timely manifesto to help our children | Observer letters