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Main inclusive Youth-Work programmes and target groups
Social work done in schools could be considered as an effective form of inclusive youth work, however, so far it is not really working well in practice.
The Government jad a pilot programme between September 2017 and February 2019 to promote youth work as social work delivered in schools in the frame of an EU-financed project called Implementation of social aid activities in nursery and primary schools – Rise of opportunities for children through the introduction of social aid in public education institutions (EFOP-3.2.9-16).
From September 2018, the Family and Child Welfare Centers (Család- és gyermekjóléti központok) should ensure the pre-school and school social services [The Child Protection Act (1997. évi XXXI. törvény a gyermekek védelméről és a gyámügyi igazgatásról)]. The aim is to prevent the vulnerability of children. These centers corporate with the nurseries and schools. This practice is at an early stage.
On the local level, youth work is less target group-oriented. Teenagers are the most frequently addressed target group, followed by youngsters with minority background, the socially excluded and the unemployed. Youth work provides less support to refugees and youngsters from immigrant families in Hungary. Young people with disabilities and LMBTQ (lesbian/ gay/ bisexual/ transgender and queer) youngsters are even less in the focus of youth work. Especially in the case of youngsters with disabilities, it is not youth work that can – and does - provide the most relevant support.