Tower Hamlets Council is proposing to bring its Youth Services back ‘in house’, delivering services themselves rather than in partnership with organisations they have been working with to deliver services, some for over 10 years. They say this will achieve better ‘localism’ and that the community will be more engaged in better services this way. We disagree. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
We the undersigned believe that the proposal to transfer the youth service ‘in house’ should be rejected.
We believe the Youth Service in its current form offers greater variety, with more structured and accredited provision, reaching a far greater cross section of the community than it did previously when it was run in house by the Local Authority. We believe that the alternative proposal to re-tender the contracts and keep delivery of Youth Services in the community is the best way forward for young people of the borough.