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Youth Work in Wales Conference 2017 – Quality Youth Work

The Youth Work Conference was held in Cardiff on Monday 27 March 2017.

Overview

To support our young people to improve their life chances, high quality youth work has a crucial role to play. Through informal and non-formal educational approaches, effective youth work practice builds young peoples capacity and resilience, supports them to gain confidence, develop self-assurance and have the opportunity to establish high expectations and aspirations for themselves.

The 2017 conference focused on quality youth work provision for young people.

Key speakers and topics included:

  • Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language
  • Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales
  • Graeme Tiffany
  • Hayden Llewellyn, The Education Workforce Council (EWC)
  • Young People’s Panel.

Workshops included:

  • Graeme Tiffany – Thinking philosophically, and practically, about ‘quality’ youth work
  • Lucy Maynard, Head of Research, Centre for Youth Impact – The relationship between quality and impact
  • Tim Frew, YouthLink Scotland – Developing sector-led youth work outcomes 
  • Atkin Associates – The Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales
  • EWC – The Registration of Youth and Youth Support Workers.