This initiative was set up by the Lord Lieutenant out of concern for young people, especially the more vulnerable, in the climate of shrinking budgets and increasing strain on youth services. The Lieutenancy through specific Deputy Lieutenants maintains informal contact with state and voluntary youth services to encourage the greatest possible collaboration between groups and agencies.
We are not prescriptive but gently encourage discussion within our own localities if invited or if we see an opportunity that might otherwise be lost. Deputy Lieutenants in their own areas have many contacts and can sometimes assist in stimulating discussion and are welcome to assist. If you know of a group that might need support please get in touch.
The Lieutenancy is working with the University of Brighton to map and develop services for young people in East Sussex.