Created: 08/06/12 14:36|
Institute of Youth Work - Second Phase Consultation
The National Youth Agency (NYA) have launched the second phase of their consultation on the proposal to set up an Institute for Youth Work (IYW). The process is part of the work being carried out by the Catalyst consortium, a NCVYS coordinated partnership.
This consultation aims to find out what those who work in the youth work sector think about the proposal.
A consultation held in November 2011 found that there was strong support for taking forward the ideas for an IYW to promote youth work and secure standards for ethical, effective practice in youth work. There was support for this from across the whole youth work sector, including voluntary organisations, local authorities, and individuals.
However there were many different views on the form that an IYW should take, and what services it should offer. The NYA have used the feedback received so far to draw up a proposal, and are asking for views on the proposal as it stands at the moment.
In an open process, the NYA aim to find out if there is real support for an IYW, whether or not youth workers and youth work organisations would join it in the form proposed, or whether there are ways in which the proposal could be amended to better meet the requirements of the sector. If this consultation reveals insufficient support within the sector to make it viable, the project will not be taken forward.
Please read their consultation pack, which contains more information on the proposal for the institute for youth work, a short history of the project, and frequently asked questions.
Then please do complete the consultation response form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/instituteforyouthwork by 31 July 2012
To sufficiently asses the feasibility for an Institute for Youth Work, a number of factors need to be considered. Thes are detailed in the IYW Feasibility Process Chart and can be viewed here.