Youth work involves engaging with young people to facilitate their personal, social and educational development and enable them to gain a voice, influence and a place in society. Youth Workers help young people to engage with their local communities, taking account of cultural diversity. They support the young person to realise their potential and to address life’s challenges critically and creatively. Youth work may take place in a variety of settings including community venues, uniformed groups, schools, youth cafés and on the street, whilst using numerous approaches such as outdoor pursuits, drama workshops, health initiatives, peer education and single issue and single gender work to engage with young people. Youth work may be carried out by volunteers or via paid employment in the sector.
Download: Youth Work NOS Introduction 2019 (PDF)
Download: Youth Work NOS 2019
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