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1. Youth Policy Governance

1.3 National youth strategy

LAST MODIFIED ON: 13/08/2020 - 11:46

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  1. Existence of a National Youth Strategy
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority for the implementation of the Youth Strategy
  4. Revisions/updates

Existence of a National Youth Strategy

 

The Department of Education led responsibility for developing a new cross-departmental Children and Young People’s Strategy 2019-2029 published in 2019. 

 

Scope and contents

The Strategy has been developed in line with the Children’s Services Co‑operation Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 which requires the Northern Ireland Executive to develop and adopt a strategy setting out how it proposes to improve the well-being of children and young people.

The Strategy covers: 

• Physical and mental health

• Enjoyment of play and leisure

• Learning and achievement

• Living in safety and with stability

• Economic and environmental well-being

• Making a positive contribution to society

• Living in a society which respects their rights

• Living in a society in which equality of opportunity and good relations are promoted.

 

Responsible authority for the implementation of the Youth Strategy

The Department for Education has lead responsibility for the implementation of the Strategy, however most areas consist of cross-departmental authority for implementation.

 

Revisions/updates

None.