Youth Sector Evidence Roundtables Scoping Aspirations for an Evidence Base

In June 2018 the Centre for Youth Impact and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) are hosting a series of roundtables that will explore the role of and potential for an evidence base for informal and non-formal youth provision. The overarching goals of these roundtables are to understand: what difference would an evidence base make? What is currently holding us back from establishing or growing a shared evidence base? And what role should the government and other stakeholders play in order to support the creation of such an evidence base?

Hosted by Brathay Trust and Youth Focus North West

Date: 28th June 2018

Location:The Grange Community Resource Centre, Pilgrim Drive, Manchester, M11 3TQ

Time: 12.30pm arrival, with a 1pm start to 4pm

At this event we will discuss:

  1. What are the aspirations for an evidence base for the youth sector? Whose aspirations are they?
  2. What are the most important features of an evidence base (for example, collective ownership) that would enable it to fulfil aspirations?
  3. How would an evidence base inform design, delivery, evaluation and the sustainability of youth provision?
  4. What is the role of stakeholders in advocating for, developing, maintaining and using an evidence base for the youth sector?

The potential role of an evidence base for the youth sector is yet to be defined and we hope that you will be able to join as we as we explore this important topic.

Please RSVP  to jake.leeper@youthimpact.uk