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 Ireland.
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.
Who is contributing to these events?
Key presentations include: Tony Jeffs and Liz Harding at the University of Huddersfield; Sam Evans, Youth Work strategy Manager (Welsh Government) at Glyndwr University; Marion Alison, CPD Standards Council for Scotland, at the University of Glasgow; Tim Loughton MP, former Children's Minister, at the University of Brighton with additional regional speakers at venues across the UK.
Who else is attending?
There are over 300 people attending the events with representation from across the youth and community sector including: A breadth of University/HEI staff and students, The Centre for Youth Impact, Community Development Education Standards Board, In Defence of Youth Work, Institute of Youth Work, National Citizenship Service, The National Youth Agency, NCVYS, Regional Youth Work Units, UK Youth, in additional to local, regional and national government representatives.
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 sector stakeholders about the future of youth and community work education, to share with policy makers, to publicise the role of the sector and support a new generation of professionally informed youth and community workers.
How do I find out more?
Visit our 'Shaping the Future' web page for details of the event programme, dates, venues and on-line booking.
General enquiries can be emailed to: email@example.com