We work with many organisations to ensure a coordinated approach to young people’s services in London.
The 33 London boroughs are responsible for delivering young people's services at a local level. Directors in every borough work together through the Association of London Directors of Children's Services, including improving cross-borough iniatives on safeguarding, the effects of mobile children and families and promotion of children's overall wellbeing. The Mayor of London plays a full role in pan-London, strategic work including being a signatory with all the boroughs to the London Children in Care Pledge..
The Met Police is a key partner in delivering the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime's (MOPAC) programme of work. The police work with local authorities to prevent and enforce attendance where necessary. They also support many youth crime prevention and youth development programmes.
The Mayor of London and the government are working together to deliver a £79 million London Youth Offer to help provide more activities and services for young Londoners. The London Development Agency has given extra funding of £14 million across all London boroughs and a further £5 million to voluntary and community sector groups through the Young Londoners' Fund.
Voluntary and community sector
A Pan London Voluntary and Community Sector Action Plan is being developed to address the challenges facing the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in delivering children and young people's services across London. The VCS is also a partner in the Mayor's Earn Your Travel Back scheme.
The Mayor's Fund
In April 2009 the Mayor launched The Mayor's Fund, a charity aimed at helping to improve the lives of the 600,000 children and young people living in poverty in London. The scheme is currently being piloted in the boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington.