Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Kurzfristig (< 1 Jahr)
Meso (Organisation/Gruppe)

youth services becoming subject to "mission drift" through partnerships

institutionelle Zusammenarbeit

Evidence from the case studies and reviews shows that youth services, particularly the approaches to engagement that they deploy, are increasingly in demand from a range of other services in part because they provide a means of accessing the young people they find hardest to reach. There is also a risk, and one frequently expressed by youth service managers, that youth services become subject to ‘mission drift’ – in other words having their purposes subverted or subordinated to those of other relatively more powerful and well resourced services.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

youth work provided and secured by local youth services in England
Einrichtungen/ Träger der Kinder- und Jugendarbeit

Evaluierung der Aktivität

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.