Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
DCMS announces chair of social Youth Social Action Review
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has appointed Steve Holliday as the chair of the Youth Full-Time Social Action review.
Holliday, who was formally chief executive of National Grid plc, is set to lead the review looking at how to increase participation in full-time social action by young people, and examining the challenges faced by organisations working in this area.
Rob Wilson, minister for Civil Society, said: “Steve’s experience, accompanied by an understanding of the youth sector and the importance of volunteering, made him a great fit for the role. I am looking forward to working with him and the panel to move this review forward and encourage more young people to make a difference in their communities and wider society.”
Commenting on his appointment, Holliday said: “I’ve seen youth social action benefit the development and character in young people, giving them employability skills while making a real difference in their communities. The challenge is to see how can we expand full-time volunteering as a real option for young people.”