improvement of social inclusion outcomes
Survey results (recognising the limitations of the data) for these (often) ‘harder’ social inclusion outcomes tended to be slightly less positive than those for outcomes related to personal and social development. This is likely to be, in part, because a number of the young people who took part in the survey did not see some of these ‘exclusion/inclusion’ questions as relating to their experience. They would not see themselves as at risk of drug-use, truancy and school exclusion, offending behaviour or committing crime – however petty. Encouragingly though, from 34 percent to 48 percent reported that youth work had made a considerable difference and a relatively high proportion of young people (58 percent) did record that youth work had enabled them better to understand people who are different from themselves. In so far as building bridging social capital is regarded a key purpose of youth work, this is encouraging.
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.
thought they had a better chance of finding a job, have been helped in their relationships with teachers, have been helped in their relationships with their parents, have been helped to understand people who are different from themselves, have been helped to settle down better at school, have been helped to keep out of trouble with the police, have been helped to avoid using drugs, have been helped to get in touch with a Connexions personal advisor, have been helped to get in touch with other workers who could help