Children and Young People meeting - 1st December 2014

A meeting report is now available

Roundtable discussion gave the opportunity to share updates and challenges and to discuss recent developments in the sector. We heard from two speakers.

Project Oracle and the Centre for Youth Impact
Stephen Bediako began by briefly introducing the Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) and its work in supporting commissioners across areas such as Social Action, Employment and Education nationally. He then gave an overview of Project Oracle, a focused Children and Youth Evidence Hub for London, which will now be focusing on deepening its work in London with funders and providers and contributing nationally through the Centre for Youth Impact (CYI). The focus of CYI is to provide a collaborative space for sharing and learning around impact for youth services nationally, and is a partnership of Project Oracle, NCVYS and SRU supported by the Cabinet Office.
Stephen’s presentations are available – an overview of TSIP and Project Oracle, and a presentation on the Centre for Youth Impact

Review on freely accessible services
Earlier in 2014, London Funders commissioned Partnership for Young London to carry out a small research project looking at what’s happening to children and young people’s open access services in London. This research was funded by a number of our members and the detailed research will only be available to members. A ‘think piece’ setting out the issues raised by the research and the challenges for funders will be published in January and in this session, Sharon Long presented on the key findings and learning from the research.


A full report on the meeting is now available here.