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Detached Youth Work & Young People’s Participation

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September 13 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

This course will take place on-line via Teams.

The course aims to explore relationship building within detached youth work, contextual safeguarding, participation frameworks and being seen and heard within local decision makers. The course is fully subsidised by Youth Focus Suffolk and is available to those working or volunteering with young people in voluntary and community groups.

Course Details

Detached youth work is an empowering model of practice which safeguards young people’s participation and voice. It is becoming more visible across the country as communities and local authorities are now seeing the need and benefits of building work with young people informally within our communities.

Detached youth work is part of our drive to put young people first, informing local communities about young peoples needs and offering support in driving the change.

This session will critically explore relationship building within detached youth work, explore contextual safeguarding and build participation frameworks to ensure young people are safeguarded whilst on the streets along with been seen and heard within the local decision makers.

This workshop is for anyone new to Detached youth work (street-based youth work), exploring the different development stages from assessing young peoples’ need, making contact and participation through to evaluation and planning exit strategies, this training provides a sound understanding of the ethos and practice of detached youth work.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of safe spaces and places
  • Build more meaningful relationships with young people
  • Strengthen the voices of young people and promote participation
  • Work in a culturally informed manner
  • Recognise the uniqueness of detached youth work
  • Utilise tips and tricks for engaging young people
  • Recognise the importance of young peoples participation
  • Familiarise yourself with contextual safeguarding

Meet the Trainer

This course will be delivered by Mark Straw of Community Praxis. Mark has over 25 years’ experience in Youth and Community Work. Mark is committed to working as a grassroots activist, stimulating change and transformation in young people and wider communities. He is the director of Community PRAXIS set up in 2016 whose mission is to support Third Sector Organisations and Communities to develop a critical lens in advancing participatory approaches in fostering cohesive and connected communities.

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