Fighting for the future of youth work

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The In Defence of Youth Work campaign has published ‘This is Youth Work’, a collection of case studies about youth work practice, as part of its attempts to highlight key characteristics of the work that are being undermined. The report says that youth work should be ‘founded on a voluntary engagement with young people in their leisure time.’ Governments have pushed youth work ‘ever nearer to being no more than an agency of behavioural modification or the mere provider of predetermined ‘positive activities’.’ Read the report’s illuminating stories here:

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