Whose agenda? COVID as a stimulus for thinking about the future

Whose agenda? COVID as a stimulus for thinking about the future

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Annual conference this year invites you to discuss Detached Youth Work: whose agenda? COVID as a stimulus for thinking about the future.

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This, in-person, conference offers a real opportunity to take stock, and the time and space to think about key questions: ‘what have we learnt?’ and ‘what needs to change?’ Going forward, whose agenda should we be working to?

COVID threw a spanner in the works: during lockdown, interest in detached work exploded; in truth, it was the only game in town. Detached youth workers were identified as ‘essential workers’; the language of ‘targets’, ‘outcomes’ and ‘impact’ was superseded by a vocal commitment to meeting the needs of young people and wider communities. There were, however, inevitable tensions; workers resisted request to stop young people gathering. They argued their role was to encourage young people to think critically about the restrictions that were in place. Much good work was done. Talk of ‘getting back to normal’ seems rushed; it demands criticism: 'normal' for many young people and communities was pretty bad before COVID, and the pandemic appears to have exacerbated existing inequalities. ‘Normal’ also meant little time for workers to reflect and share good practice; typically they are very busy. The conference is your opportunity to discuss, reflect, share and learn

The conference will run over two days. 90 places each day, Speakers, workshops, networking and discussion time is built in to programme.

You can book overnight accommodation (accessible rooms and lift to all floors available), comprising of bed and breakfast, evening meal, refreshments and 2 lunches. Day time tickets to include lunch and refreshments. You can order evening meal for £20 extra if you want to stay after workshops on Saturday. We need to know dietary requirements when completing this form .

Proposed workshops on Saturday include Starting Out in Detached Work, Evidencing youth work, current research and reporting in London, working around safety, Managing 'targeted' work . Sunday; Detached youth work and peace , Clinical supervision, Role of digital in detached, Starting out, Partnership work, Play and activities.

Speakers Professor Carlene Firman - Detached work in relation to contextual safeguarding. Graeme Tiffany - Detached youth work and post pandemic policy agendas and Manchester Managers group - Rethinking Detached Youth Work protocols

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