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Is the tide turning? (London)

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Room G552 (ground floor), Waterloo Bridge Wing

King's College London

Waterloo Road

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SE1 8TX

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Is the tide turning? Policy proposals for youth work: A discussion event for youth workers, volunteers, and young people involved or participating in youth work.

It is likely that local authority youth services will have disappeared by 2020. Yet in the aftermath of the 2017 general election, there are renewed possibilities for state-supported open youth work. This discussion paper will argue that progressive, political parties, focused on the common good rather than private interest, should make an explicit commitment to open, universal, all year round youth work. In order to put this commitment into practice, the following questions need further discussion:

  • Should local authority youth services be reopened, or are there different ways that state-supported youth work can be organised?
  • What principles should underpin the revival of open youth work?
  • How can these changes be made feasible in terms of funding, infrastructure and staffing?

At this event we will discuss these questions.

In advance, please can you read the discussion paper, available for download on our website:

https://indefenceofyouthwork.com/2017/09/10/is-the-tide-turning-an-idyw-initiative-that-means-little-without-you/

Format:

Short introductory talks, followed by reflecting on the discussion paper, followed by small group / large group reflection on the questions listed above. Finishing with feedback and (possibly!) some broadly agreed recommendations.

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Accessible building with accessible toilets. Please get in touch if you have any further access needs.

Contact:

Malcolm.ball@lewisham.gov.uk and/or Tania.de_st_croix@kcl.ac.uk


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