growth of confidence of young people in youth workers and in themselves as a result of the youth work relationship
The youth worker is building relationships of trust and respect; giving young people the recognition that is often missing in their lives – recognition for their achievements but also simply as themselves – thus building their confidence and motivation to engage (Points 3.2.3. to 3.2.11 give examples of these qualities in action). Demonstrating trust and confidence in young people is one of the drivers behind the youth workers’ emphasis on encouraging young people to make their own decisions, based on the information and advice available, rather than suggesting the ‘right’ thing to do. This is particularly important when working alongside other professionals, who may have a more directive or prescriptive approach to the needs, aspirations and problems of the young.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
youth work provided and secured by local youth services in England
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Quantitative Fragebogenerhebung (schriftlich/offline), Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Fokusgruppen, Sekundäranalyse von Daten, Dokumenten, audiovisuellen Materialien etc.
The findings summarised below have been derived from evidence from five main strands: (1) A documentary review of fifty local services (one third of services in England); (2) An analysis of available numerical data about youth services based primarily on the annual audit conducted by the National Youth Agency; (3) Reviews of fifteen selected local services that have explored aspects of provision and impact, including the ways in which they are influenced by the leadership and management of local services. These reviews have drawn on the testimony of young people, youth workers, youth service managers and partners derived from semi-structured interviews and group discussions; (4) Thirty case studies of practice, each located in one of the fifteen services selected for review; (5) A self-administered survey conducted among 630 young people who use local youth services in the review areas.
made new friends, learned new skill or skills, had a say in what goes on, felt more confident, were more able to make decisions for themselves, felt more able to ask for help and information, understood themselves better, thought about the consequences of their actions