Snapshot- Presentation to Irish Association of Social Care Workers Annual Conference 2008 February 22 nd. Strategic Aims 2008 -2013
Irish Association of Social Care Workers
Annual Conference 2008
Is defined as
“A planned programme of education designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young persons through their voluntary involvement, and which is –
(a) Complementary to their formal, academic or vocational education and training; and
(b) Provided primarily by voluntary youth work organisations”
The distinction between Social Care and Youthwork ?
The act makes it clear the practice not so!
Provide a broad range of personal and social development programmes (10 – 21)
10 -14– transition, summer camps, after school clubs etc
14-18- full range of programmes
18-21- junior leader training, volunteering, governance
A generic service, provide opportunities and services for all young people to access if they so wish .Development some targeted youth work with specific groups of young people which includes –
Manor St John attempts engage these young people in mainstream programmes without the need for segregated activity.
In 2007 MSJ provided youth work opportunities to over 300 young people
Youth learning and Development Programme:
Programme Area 2
Youth Programme and Activity
Youth Participation and Advocacy Programme
Programme Area 4
Community Support Programme
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