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EACEA National Policies Platform


10. Youth Work

Last update: 22 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 28/12/2020 - 13:21

Youth Work in England is viewed as transformational, harnessing skills of young people not fulfilled by formal education.

The National Youth Agency defines Youth Work as focusing on personal and social development – the skills and attributes of young people – rather than to “fix a problem”. It is an educational process that engages with young people in a curriculum that deepens a young person’s understanding of themselves, their community and the world in which they live and supports them to proactively bring about positive changes.