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The Changing Context for Youth Work Practice (London)

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University Square Stratford Campus

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The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work is funding a series of free national, collaborative 'Policy and Practice' seminars around the UK. The aim of these seminars is to foster greater levels of collaboration between higher education institutions and practice agencies in the profiling of challenges and opportunities facing youth and community work policy and practice across the UK.

This Seminar Title:
'The Changing Context for Youth Work Practice'

Hosted by the University of East London, and co-designed with the University of Brighton, this event will include representation from practice agencies including: UK Youth, Partnership for Young London, Young Hackney, Y-Care International, Soapbox and London’s Digital Inclusion Network; in discussion with youth and community work students; and academic colleagues.

This Seminar Brief:

The purpose of this seminar is to explore the changing context for youth work and identify innovative youth work practice, leading to collaborative activities which will enhance the relationship between youth work training providers in HEIs and youth work providers in London and the South East. The seminar offers the opportunity to develop research and practice initiatives that can enhance the delivery of youth work and ultimately improve outcomes for young people. The main but not exclusive focus will be on the safe and creative use of information and digital technologies in youth work; and the role of international experiences as vehicles for youth work and community work. The sessions will involve a panel discussion with representatives from the sector followed by practice and research-based workshops which will address the key issues identified by panellists. This will be followed by a plenary session where opportunities for collaboration will be discussed and break out spaces where participants can review posters of current or potential research.

Who should participate?

We invite participation from practitioners, academics, researchers, agencies, policy-makers and activists from across the region who share a concern for the wellbeing of young people and communities. The seminar will include opportunities for participation and networking with a view to extending partnerships between academia and practice agencies.

How do I book?

Click on the green 'register' button to reserve your free space (which will include refreshments; and catering where a seminar includes a typical meal-time). Please select the booking category that best fits your status and you will be emailed a confirmation 'ticket'. Further updates and information will follow as the event draws nearer with final joining details and a full programme emailed a week in advance of the seminar date.

What other seminars are taking place?

This seminar is one of ten free 'Policy and Practice' seminars taking place around the UK - each with a unique theme and approach - and you can view the full list of events via this link.


*The Professional Association is grateful to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for a grant that allows us to offer these seminars as free events to all participants. More information on the grant making activities of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund are available on their website via this link.
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