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.”

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