This petition was submitted by Ken Ebihara having collected 54 signatures online.
We the undersigned call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to ensure the financial resources for youth work contributed by the individual local authorities through ‘Revenue Support Grant’ is at least 50 percent of its notional allocation.
The matter of whether or not introducing the hypothecation of ‘Revenue Support Grant’ (RSG) for youth work has already been identified in one of the reports released by the ‘Children, Young and Education Committee’ in the last year. It is a fact that there is a gap between the actual financial contributions to youth work provided by the individual local authorities through ‘RSG’ and that of the notional allocation for youth work. It is crucial to assure and maintain the quality of youth work provided to young people in Wales in order for them to gain the precious opportunities to improve themselves in a supportive environment. This crucial factor should not only depend on the individual local authorities’ decisions, which differ from one to another due to their own priority of expenditure. More proactive intervention by the Welsh Government must be required to ensure the minimum level of quality of services provided all across Wales. Introducing partial hypothecation prevents the individual local authorities from reducing further reduction in financial resources spending on youth work, while it also enables them to retain some extent of autonomy to prioritise their needs of expenditure in accordance with their individual priorities. This particular notion could be the most realistic solution for the matter.
The petitioner handing over the petition to the Committee
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 23/01/2018.
The Committee agreed to close the petition in light of the satisfaction of the petitioner with the information provided by the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning and thank him for his engagement with the petitions process.
Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.
It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 05/12/2017.
Assembly Constituency and Region
Business type: Amendment
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 27/11/2017
Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee