Written evidence submitted by Dr Tania de St Croix

 

Call for evidence

Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors

Dr Tania de St Croix, King’s College London

As the Principal Investigator of the ESRC funded research Rethinking Impact, Evaluation and Accountability in Youth Work, I am writing in relation to the immediate and long-term impact of Covid-19 on the youth work sector.

From our ongoing in-depth qualitative research and through our networks, it is highly evident that the sector has been heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, in particular in the following ways:

 

The sector has greatly appreciated the intention that the announced investments in youth work are due to continue and support through NYA, Federation for Detached Youth Work, Regional Youth Work Units, Centre for Youth Impact and others in sharing resources and research findings.

 

The long term needs of the sector will include: