The Association is facilitating a series of day conferences throughout March 2016 at venues across the UK and Ireland, starting at the University of Huddersfield, traversing across Wales, Scotland, the English regions and ending at Dundalk Institute in Ireland. This
series of consultation events are intended to act as a catalyst for identifying the future shape of youth and community work education; to assess
the changing nature of youth and community work practice; and to support the development of youth and community-based services across the UK and
What is the purpose of these events? To facilitate a UK wide discussion on the direction of travel in youth and community work education, practice and service delivery with a view to collating evidence for supporting developments in the sector.
Who are the events aimed at? The events are designed to draw together interested parties including:
1. Members of the Association interested in the changing shape of youth and community work education
2. Youth and Community Work students and practitioners concerned with the evolution of the profession
3. Sector agency leaders and representatives with an interest in emerging services and collaborations.
What are the anticipated outcomes of these events? It is intended that data and evidence will be gathered from all six events to inform a UK wide report on the future shaping of youth and community work education, practice and its agency. This will be used to talk with policy makers, to publicise the role of the sector and support a new generation of professionally informed youth and community workers.
For full details visit our 'SHAPING THE FUTURE' conference page.