Youth Work within Youth Connexions
The aim of youth work is to promote young people’s personal and social development. Young people attend youth work projects on a voluntary basis where they have the opportunity to learn about themselves, others and society, through informal education which combines enjoyment, challenge and learning.
Youth Connexions delivers a range of youth work projects across the county to young people aged 13 and 19 (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities) and focusing on those with the greatest needs.
All youth work delivered by Youth Connexions must address at least one of the Service priorities:
- Targeting young people in a locality of need e.g. area of high deprivation, high levels of anti-social behaviour or where there is a high risk of young people engaging in risky behaviour.
- Targeting vulnerable young people as identified in the Children and Young People’s Plan.
- Youth engagement such as youth forums, youth councils, volunteering, steering groups.
- Providing youth work activities on a Friday and Saturday evening.