Back in July the Council agreed £6.5 million worth of cuts for the current financial year. Half of this was to be cut from Children and Young People’s Services.
In August Sheffield Futures, who provide the city’s core youth service and careers advice, announced 95 job cuts.
Despite claims by the Council that cuts would affect ‘management levels’ and that front line services would be protected, here in Burngreave youth workers, some of whom have worked in the area for years, have already lost their jobs.
So what next?
Sheffield Futures said they could not comment on the staff changes until they are completed in December. But many questions need to be asked
How many youth workers has our area lost?
What will happen to local youth centres?
Who is going to reach out to young people and engage them?
When is the Council going to give young people a say on these changes?
The BCAF Quarterly Forum Meeting will be the place to ask these questions. Saturday 11th December.