involvement of young people in policy development in other services
Young people use the skills and experience of advocacy and communication they have gained through youth work so that they can shape services and policies beyond the youth service – including education, health services, social services, police and Connexions. In schools, some young people are involved in development of alternative curriculum plans at Key Stage 4. Social services departments find the local youth service a source of advice and support in setting up forums of looked after young people, to comment on and improve the quality of care in local authority provision. Young people have helped health services develop their strategies for reducing teenage pregnancies and work alongside sexual health education professionals in giving their peers information and advice on contraception.
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.