Children's charity calls for improved after-school clubs

Kids' Club Network's 'Make Space' campaign has launched a five-step manifesto that calls for a youth club in every school.

The 'Make Space Young People's Manifesto' outlines how government, youth organisations, parents and young people can work together to improve youth services. It was unveiled at the campaign's first national conference last week.

The 'Make Space' campaign, which was set up in February with £2.5m seed-funding from the Nestle Trust, wants to develop a new generation of contemporary after-school clubs for young people aged 11 to 16.

The manifesto also calls for funding from government to set up the clubs, more active consultation with young people on matters affecting them and better support for training and qualifications.

"We will use this pithy document to go to ministers, senior civil servants and opinion formers to mobilise support," said campaign director Harris Beider.

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