The report on “Youth Counselling Services” published in 1989 detailed how the services provided fit into the overall provision of the service:

‘The Thompson Report recommended that each local authority should provide an integrated approach to youth counselling and information work through youth workers in youth centres, outreach and detached youth work projects and youth counselling agencies. Few authorities have developed such an integrated service, with the strategy and adequate funding to implement it, but two which have attempted to do so are Berkshire and North Yorkshire.

Berkshire has recognised for many years that the main thrust for youth counselling across its youth and community service comes from well-established youth counselling agencies, with their expertise made available to other youth workers through counselling training courses, and their influence encouraging all youth workers to be more concerned with the variety of needs of young people rather than solely making recreational provision for them.’