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CHYPS members are local authorities and those leaders and managers who are responsible for securing and delivering the local ‘youth offer’. They are involved in commissioning or directly delivering services or are being commissioned by local authorities and public bodies to deliver young people’s services.
CHYPS has, since 1995, sought to represent authorities who commission, deliver and manage young people’s services. We seek to influence policy and to champion the value of young people’s services, including youth work. These services are vital in contributing to young people’s learning and personal development.
Elected by its members, a Board of Directors guides the strategic work of CHYPS supported by a Chief Executive & Administration Officer, drawing on extensive local authority and management experience in services for young people.
In September 2013 The CHYPS board reviewed its purpose and future and agreed a new operating model. At this meeting the CHYPS board agreed that CHYPS would look to develop and be part of a national young people’s services body and that it would focus upon co-operation and the development of a federated approach. To that end we also agreed to support the IYW through an organisational subscription.
We have continued to progress our agenda of co-operation and a federated approach through our work with the former NCS networks, the AYM and more recently Ambition. We are currently taking feedback from members about their views regarding a potential business transfer with Ambition.