10. Youth Work
Youth Work in Malta is a formally recognised profession regulated through the Youth Work Profession Act. This law states that Youth Work Malta is a non-formal learning activity aimed at the personal, social and political development of young people. Youth workers engage with young people within their communities, including the voluntary sector and support them in realising their potential and address life’s challenges critically and creatively to bring about social change. Youth work takes into account all strands of diversity and focuses on all young people between thirteen (13) to thirty (30) years of age.
There are two main entities responsible for the development of youth work in Malta - Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, the national youth agency and main employer of the youth workers and Youth Work Profession Board, a board set through the Youth Work Act to regulate the profession.