Young People

We will ensure high quality early years provision and affordable childcare; first class schools, special educational needs and disability services; youth services and careers advice. Above all, we will work to keep our children safe and healthy. We will provide more activities for young people to do, support them to achieve their full potential and prepare them well for adulthood.

Labour Council supports grants for youth activities

June 6, 2016

Cllr Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Cllr Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

£50,000 has been made available for development of youth activities in Derbyshire.  The grant scheme known as YOUTHINC, We Grant has been developed with Derbyshire Youth Council and will award up to £1,500 to community groups.

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Derbyshire Labour Group put children first

April 14, 2016

Cllr Jim Coyle Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Cllr Jim Coyle
Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

At yesterday’s Full Council meeting Derbyshire Labour Group amended the Council Plan to help prevent Derbyshire schools being forced to become academies.  A recently produced Government White Paper has suggested all schools will be made to become academies in a process set to be completed by 2022.  

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Derbyshire Labour promise to create 500 apprenticeships

February 9, 2014

A further 35 apprentices have started work at Derbyshire County Council as part of Derbyshire Labour’s promise to create job opportunities for the county’s young people.  The apprentices will also be paid the minimum wage after Derbyshire Labour recently scrapped the appalling £2.65 wage rate the Tories paid to young people for four years. 

Cllr Kevin Gillot, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Cllr Kevin Gillot, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council.

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Derbyshire Labour scrap “appalling” £2.65 wage rate for apprentices

July 22, 2013

Cllr Kevin Gillot, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council, said it was appalling that the Tory administration had been paying apprentices £2.65 per hour for four years.

Cllr Kevin Gillot, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council, said it was appalling that the Tory administration had been paying apprentices £2.65 per hour for four years.

Cllr Kevin Gillott, the Labour Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, today announced that the council will now pay its apprentices the minimum wage.

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Tory Government cut education funding in Derbyshire

July 11, 2013

Cllr Kevin Gillot, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council, said the cut was completely wrong.

Cllr Kevin Gillot, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council, said the cut was completely wrong.

The Tory-led government has cut the Early Intervention Grant that Derbyshire County Council receives to provide education along with a whole range of other services for Derbyshire’s youngest children.

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Labour Fights For Young People

January 30, 2013

Labour Cllrs rally with young people to protect youth services.

Derbyshire’s young people have been hit hard by the Tories.  Thousands of young people in Derbyshire cannot find a job and see no hope for the future, and the Tory Government are only making this worse.

Getting young people into jobs is a key priority for Derbyshire Labour.  Kevin Gillott, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire Labour Group, said, “We listened to young people at our conference in Derbyshire, and will work with businesses to create jobs and opportunities for young people.  Derbyshire Labour wants a fair deal for our young people.”

We all want a good education for our children.  Derbyshire has always had excellent schools.  Derbyshire Labour is committed to strengthen the support given to our schools.  Tories want to spend millions of pounds opening so called free schools, but Derbyshire Labour wants to spend this money on local young people and local schools.  Ex head teacher, Mrs Harry said, “I am worried that the Tories are not looking after our children.  Let’s have the money where it is needed, in our schools.”

Derbyshire Labour listened to what young people said.  We fought hard to stop the Derbyshire Tories shutting 29 Youth Centres and making 157 Youth Workers redundant.  If elected this May, Derbyshire Labour will listen and stick up for Derbyshire’s young people against the Tory government.  We want a fair deal for Derbyshire’s young people.

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Youth service petition organisers ask for a review

August 25, 2012

Following the shambles in the 18 April Council meeting that considered the petition signed by 16215 people against the Tories decimation of the Youth Service, the petition organisers Katie Hanson and Greg Roberts have requested a review into how the petition has been handled.  During the Council debate the Director of Legal Services overuled the Council’s Constitution to prevent any decision or vote being taken regarding the petition.  The Council’s Chief Executive, Nick Hodgson has ruled that the review should be heard by the Resources Scrutiny Committee.  Labour members did a brilliant job when the committee met on 24 May winning all of the arguments.

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