The Government is retaining the duty on LAs to secure sufficient educational and recreational leisure-time activities for the improvement of the wellbeing of 13-19 year olds. This duty also requires LAs to take into account young people's views and to publicise information about the local offer. Revised guidance relating to this duty was published on 12 July 2012.
Local authorities should use the guidance as they draw up their plans for youth provision. To support them in this process LAs can refer to the Framework of outcomes for young people, developed by the Young Foundation, published on 18 July 2012. This provides information on personal and social development and tools available for measuring improvement in young people's social and emotional capabilities.
LAs should use the new statutory guidance as they draw up their plans for youth provision in order to discharge their duty set out in section 507B of the Education Act 2006.
Information about the revised statutory guidance under section 507B of the Education Act 2006.