November 5, 2012 at 10am to November 6, 2012 at 2pm
The Convention will take place at an important time in planning, shaping, commissioning and delivering Youth Support Services. The Government has now published new statutory guidance on local authority services for young people and a framework of outcomes for young people.Tim Loughton MP, Minister responsible for youth services, has confirmed that he will give the key-note address at the Convention, with a report one year-on from publication of the Government’s policy statement Positive for…See More
Brief bio: tell us a few facts about you & your interest in digital aspects of work with young people
I provide strategic support and advice to the National Executive of the Confederation of Heads of Young People’s Services (CHYPS), in carrying out its role as the organisation representing the heads and senior managers responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of all elements of Integrated Youth Support Services.
I champion at a national and local level, the value of a youth work; campaigning on behalf of all those who deliver, manage and commission it and articulating its importance to young people’s learning and development.
I support and equip leaders to meet the challenges of redesigning and commissioning services. For example, through the promotion of the Youth First Mutual with FPM and the “Services for Young People VFM Self Assessment Tool” developed jointly with the Audit Commission
I compile, manage and resource the organisation’s responses to Government consultations and policy which impacts on young people and young peoples’ services. To represent the organisation at strategic level with key partners including the Department for Education, the National Youth Agency, the National Connexions Network, the Association of YOT Managers and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services
"Very very interesting, I like and work on the Isle of Wight, This has had a few issues in relation to the youth work issues. Professional boundaries are difficult but essential to reinforce bu 'im your friendly youth worker not your…"
Thanks for that; your youthworktoolbox website looks useful, particularly the podcasts.
We're looking at going with Mailchimp as it's very user-friendly and very much integrated with social media which is a major plus.
I currently use Awebber for my email campaigns.
It's a paid service, but after my research, it seemed to be the best option for me.
I also have a mail chimp account, but I have never used it.
Awebber was not too difficult to set…"
Please could everyone share this survey with 8 to 19 year olds.The research is exploring children and young peoples views on e-Safety, so great opportunity to get them thinking about staying safe online. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9QH8RB2Much appreciate any support and I am happy to share the results in June should anybody like to have a read :)See More
YMCA George Williams College is offering a free training day on ‘Understanding Group Work’ for professionals and volunteers working with young people. The day will encourage you to think about different approaches to group work as well as providing practical activities that you can take away and use with young people. Topics to be covered include: Team buildingGroup rolesUnderstanding conflictUsing discussionLeadershipTo book your free place, please contact Naomi Stanton…See More
BackgroundOne of the challenges of assessment processes with young people is how to secure their involvement and active participation. Only too often assessment can become something that is ‘done’ to young people (or a form that needs to be filled in), rather than a dynamic process that puts them at the centre, something theyare involved with and have some ownership over. The assessment tools called ‘CAF Cards’ and ‘Road Sign Cards’ have been developed with young people to work with the…See More
"My apologies for commenting some 4 months after this event happened, I really don't get onto this site as often as I should! This was the first (hopefully there will be many more) online youth work student conference, and it was a bit of a have…"