deploying young people as junior leaders, mentors and mediators for their peers
Deployment of young people as junior leaders – organising activities and becoming mentors for their peers – was common in most of the local youth services we reviewed. This extends beyond the youth club, centre or project to which they belong. Some youth workers train young people in communication, counselling and conflict-resolution skills, so they can then be deployed as mediators in schools on anti-bullying projects and in other cases support sexual health work. In some cases, young people taking on these roles can gain accreditation through schemes such as Millennium Volunteers and Youth Achievement Awards.
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.