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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.4 Youth policy decision-making

Last update: 26 January 2021
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  1. Mechanisms and actors


Mechanisms and actors

Youth policy and strategy is a cross-government area led by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language, who is responsible for youth work. Other ministerial portfolios which have an impact on youth policy include the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Education.

The National Youth Work Strategy for Wales supports effective collaboration between Third Sector and statutory youth work organisations. Local authorities are expected to work collaboratively with Third Sector organisations to help ensure that youth work provision meets local needs and that best use is being made of available resources. A local authority's Well-being Plan (see the article on 'Youth Policy Decision Making') should set out how such partnerships will work.