Tag Archives: Youth Work

Beyond The Usual Suspects

As part of #iwill week, London Youth Chief Executive, Rosie Ferguson, reflects on the value of social action in supporting young people to develop confidence, resilience and leaderships skills, and the importance of engaging those who wouldn’t normally take part. Nearly … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Youth Workers Make Great Entrepreneurs – Audio

This is the first instalment of the Youth Work Toolbox Audio Blog with Tony Brown – Youth Sector Blog Edition. Tony Blogs and Podcasts over at YouthWorkToolbox.com, where he offers tip’s, tools and resources to those within the youth sector. … Continue reading

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The ghosts of youth work’s past

One of the things that oft strikes me is the tendency of my fellow practitioners to constantly reflect upon our past glories and successes. It becomes an almost sorrowful period of mourning – a constant lamentation of the ghosts of … Continue reading

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You work with young people….I’m a youth worker!

Following the Creative Collisions conference, I had what felt like the start of a very interesting conversation with Dominic Cotton (Director of Communication and New Business at UK Youth). Does the semantics of what constitutes ‘youth work’ matter? And in … Continue reading

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Youth Work in Education, The Report.

I spoke a while ago about youth work in schools and since then have been progressively more engaged with the concept of youth work in secondary schools. Today sees the launch of the National Youth Agency’s final report for the … Continue reading

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Youth Work in Schools, is it the way forward?

In the past there has been a tendency for people to pitch youth work and schooling against each other in an attempt to say one is better than the other, a way of thinking that quite frankly infuriates me. One … Continue reading

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Attention youth workers! Radical change is coming – look busy

You may have seen a couple of really interesting pieces in CYP Now this week, which relate to some of the challenges of modernisation in youth work that I outlined in my last blog for this site. The first reported … Continue reading

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Changing young lives through sport – the vital role of community youth clubs

This was the title of an excellent round table event in Westminster which I attended on the 20th March, looking at community sport and the role of youth clubs in delivering this, so I thought it would make sense to put … Continue reading

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Activities for activities sake? VIP

  I was recently asked by some fellow students to talk about why we do the activities we do, and if we are honest, many people see the activities run my youth workers as just that, an activity with no … Continue reading

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Monitoring and Evaluating…. More than just numbers?

Recently I have been looking at how different organisations monitor and evaluate their youth provision and truth be told there doesn’t seem to be one system which is used more than another and as you would expect all have pros and … Continue reading

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