youth work

Case study from Hackney, London describing schemes introduced for young people with the intention of providing them with constructive activities to get involved in and thus lessen their chances of being influenced by or getting involved with gangs. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in starting similar schemes.

This is a practical guide about how to consult with children and young people on policy related issues. It is written for community workers, youth workers, teachers, local authority workers, facilitators and other organisations and individuals working with children and young people. It is also for children and young people themselves who may be involved or interested in organising a consultation exercise.[Feb 2008 - no longer available from Save the Children]

Case study from St Neots, Cambridgeshire demonstrating how a partnership arrangement between various agencies and groups, e.g. police, local authorities and retailers, can successfully diminish the problem of under-age drinking in a community. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in adopting the same approach.

Report setting out the findings of an evaluation of the Crannog service in Dumfries and Galloway whose object is to provide support to young people who are either often excluded from school or at risk of exclusion.

Report of a survey looking at the impact of new arrangements for careers and related services for young people in England whereby responsibility for managing such services passed from Connexions Partnerships to local authorities.

The aim of this workshop is to dispel the fears of people who are relatively new to child protection issues, and those who feel it is a muddy area of legislation and uncomfortable procedures for themselves and the children and young people they work with.

The beauty of this workshop is it can be used for introduction to child protection issues or to update existing knowledge or beliefs. The exercise lasts between 1 to 3 hours and is suitable for groups of 3 to 20.

Case study from Richmond, London describing a programme of activities organised and run for young people to encourage them to use their time constructively and keep them away from criminal activity. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in organising similar programmes.