THEME: YOUNG PEOPLE VISION: To make Luton a place where all young people benefit from additional opportunities and youth activities, and those most disadvantaged or vulnerable can get specific help to address their challenges and reach their potential. PRIORITY OUTCOMES: 1. Priority Outcome: Strengthening community cohesion and reducing anti-social behaviour among young people Area(s) of Intervention: Positive activities for all young people aged 10-25 years, especially those most at risk of disengagement Evidence of Need: 18,600 young people aged 13-19 in Luton, the priority age range for youth work In 2012/13 only 19% of young people aged 13-19 years engaged with youth work in the borough Youth crime and anti-social behaviour and the fear it causes is a growing concern, especially in the north of the borough Measures of Success: Participation and sustained involvement across the diversity of young people from different communities and areas of Luton Evidence of young people engaged and influencing decision-making and service delivery Levels of engagement in activities designed to challenge radicalisation, extremism and anti-social behaviour Evidence of engaging with peer groups, parents and broader communities to address youth issues at a community level Interventions Required: A key area of intervention will involve partnership work with YOS, police, schools and local communities to engage those at risk of or involved in crime and anti-social behaviour including radicalisation or extremism; and early help for young people in areas of high concern/risk. 2. Priority Outcome: Providing positive activities for young people so that they are healthy, safe and secure in their communities. Area(s) of Intervention: Positive activities for all young people aged 10-25 years, especially those most in need and vulnerable Evidence of Need: 19.6% of 16-17 year olds in care participated in youth services in 2012/13 Measures of Success: Participation and sustained involvement of young people in activities Participation of children and young people with disabilities Participation in activities to improve the health of young people including teenage pregnancy and sexual health, reducing bullying, and reducing substance and alcohol misuse Evidence from ‘outcome stars’ and other impact measurement tools of increased personal and social development of young people. Interventions Required: Key areas of intervention will include: teenage pregnancy and sexual health; reducing bullying; reducing substance and alcohol misuse; domestic violence; young people with disabilities; children in care or at risk of care; counselling and support for young people including those with mental health concerns. 3. Priority Outcome: Improving life and learning opportunities and raising aspirations for young people to enhance their prospects for the future Area(s) of Intervention: Positive activities for all young people aged 10-25 years, to raise their aspirations and engagement in life and learning opportunities Evidence of Need: Measures of Success: Numbers of young people participating in life skills and learning opportunities including post-16 employment and training Evidence of raising aspiration and achievement in learning and life skills Interventions Required: Key areas of intervention will include mentoring / coaching; skills and work based approaches especially with young people who are NEET; and targeted support to get ready for jobs or further education.