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Working with young people – an introduction to youth work

16 May, 9:30 am - 23 May, 12:30 pm

AN INTRODUCTION TO YOUTH WORK – two parts 16th May & 23rd May

Workshop 1 – 16th May 9.30zm – 12.30pm

This workshop explores the values and ethics of youth work, the theories that underpin good practice and the practical skills required. It explains why youth work ‘works’ and what makes it different to other work with young people.

Learning outcomes

• An understanding of the theory of youth work and why it is an effective way to engage young people.

• The roles and responsibilities of a youth worker

• Different models of youth work and how to deliver them

• Key skills and qualities of an effective youth worker

• Ways to engage and build trusting relationships with young people.

Workshop 2 – 23rd May 9.30am – 12.30pm

The second workshop explores young people’s development, issues that affect them and safeguarding in a youth work environment. It provides a basic understanding of diversity and inclusion and explores the principles for working safely together in a range of settings.

Learning outcomes

• Global, national and local issues that impact on young people.

• Learn about basic adolescent development and key milestones for young people

• Consider diversity and equality in youth work

• Explore professional confidentiality and boundaries and agree principles for safe working

• Develop an understanding of safeguarding within a youth work context.


16 May, 9:30 am
23 May, 12:30 pm
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Vanessa Rogers
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Important information about training:

  • You can book a maximum of 2 people per organisation for an individual training.
  • Online training is interactive, you must have connection to a microphone and cameras will be encouraged to be switched on to facilitate discussion and engagement during the session and/or in breakout rooms.
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  • We operate a waiting list for this training. If you find that a training is full and still want to attend, please email the Membership Development Support Officer. We will contact you directly before the training if there is space.