WC have published details of their proposals for the Youth Service on its young people’s web site called Sparksite. This is the start of a so called consultation. The information provided is however misleading, manipulative and dishonest.
It pretends that the review is driven by a desire to do things better but makes no mention of the fact that the budget will be reduced by £500,000 – a cut of almost 40%. It says that youth workers will support local communities in developing youth services but doesn’t say that the staff will be reduced from 140 (at all levels and including many part time posts) to only 8 across the whole council area. It says that youth workers will continue to support young people with disabilities or learning difficulties, but doesn’t say that the staff for this will aspect will be reduced to TWO!
As an exercise in public policy making this is a travesty. As a consultation process it is dishonest, manipulative and misleading.
Filed under: Community, Education, Politics Tagged: budget cuts, dishonest, manipulative, misleading, reduced services, wiltshire council, young people
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