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#Youth Work

# youth-work - Saturday 20 October, 2018

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum

Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

# youth-work - Friday 25 November, 2016

From The42 29-year-old Kerryman is the newest League of Ireland manager Youth Work

29-year-old Kerryman is the newest League of Ireland manager

Damian Locke will replace Shane Keegan as the boss of First Division side Wexford Youths.

# youth-work - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Watch out, One Direction - these talented Irish teens are after your throne

They’re performing in the Aviva this weekend.

# youth-work - Friday 9 January, 2015

'The impact on your sanity is incredible': One social worker per week resigning

Between 2010-2013, there was a staff turnover rate of 15%.

# youth-work - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence

TDs vote this afternoon and this evening on approving individual Budget measures – like PRSI increases and respite grant cuts.

# youth-work - Friday 16 November, 2012

Council's report: Investing in youth work saves money in long run

The National Youth Council of Ireland says every €1 spent on youth work results saves the State over €2 in the long run.

# youth-work - Saturday 23 June, 2012

More than 500 volunteers to be honoured for their work with No Name Club

Sean Gallagher and John Lonergan will speak at a ceremony for the clubs, which have around 10,000 members around the country.

# youth-work - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

FOR THE FIRST time ever organisations that deal with young people will be assessed externally, following new standards for youth groups being launched on Tuesday.

The national Quality Standards Framework (QSF) for the youth work sector identifies and outlines five principles for youth work. The principles are designed to be adopted by youth workers in order to ensure that staff can provide young people with a safe space to develop and interact with others.

The five core principles are:

  • Provide a support and development tool to organisations and projects
  • Establish standards in the practice and provision of youth work
  • Provide an enhanced evidence base for youth work
  • Ensure resources are used effectively in the youth work sector
  • Provide a basis for whole-organisational assessment

If youth groups do not comply with the principles identified, they would face their funding being withdrawn.

A fundamental part of the QSF is self-assessment but this is supplemented by external assessment, planning and progress reporting.

The new framework applies to all staff-led youth work organisations, services, projects and programmes funded under the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA) schemes.