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The Word is Out

The word is out – at last night’s AGM I announced that I would be stepping down as Chair of the Institute for Youth Work Council and Chair of Trustees. Since I first heard about the formation of the Institute for Youth Work in late 2013, I was keenly interested in...

The DCMS are reviewing the statutory guidance for Local Authorities on Youth Service provision (as it relates to England)

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) (and current home to Youth Work in Government) has launched a review of the guidance for local authorities of the thin piece of statute related to the provision of Youth Services as set out in Section 507b of...

Serious Violence Review from the Home Affairs Committee calls for a ‘Youth Service Guarantee’ and a related petition picks up pace

In its report on Serious Youth Violence the Home Affairs Committee says the rise in serious youth violence is a social emergency, and that young people have been failed in the most devastating way, losing their lives as a result. It says a ‘Youth Service Guarantee’ is...

Statement from the IYW Council on the subject of youth work in the media currently as a result of increased youth violence

Recent media focus on the enormous value of sustained, high-quality youth work and its tremendous positive impact on communities is long overdue. Yet at the Institute for Youth Work (IYW) we would hope for some of the more positive stories that happen daily to emerge and be credited. Instead we see the disastrous impacts of an under-supported […]

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