Archives For Youth Work

Posts relating generally to informal education and working with young people

Tonight at Arun Community Church, we’re hosting the brilliant Romance Academy team as part of their Let’s Talk About Sex Tour. It’s free to attend so if you’re local to Sussex come along!

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Too Many Resources?

28 November 2012 — 3 Comments

Tonight at Arun Community Church, we’re hosting the brilliant Romance Academy team as part of their Let’s Talk About Sex Tour. It’s free to attend so if you’re local to Sussex come along!

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Replacing The Youth Service

26 November 2012 — 2 Comments

This weekend, I once again took a trip down the coast to Eastbourne for Youthwork The Conference. As usual, the event was really well organised and I thoroughly enjoyed catching up and connecting with other youth workers. As part of the conference, on Sunday morning a hosted a one-hour session titled ‘Replacing The Youth Service’.

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A Short Pause

31 July 2012 — Leave a comment

As in previous years, I’m taking a blogging break over the summer. I had hoped to post a few things, but I’m juggling a number of fun activities during these holidays and not sure I’ll have the head space to get it done! Check back soon but in the meantime have a GREAT summer.

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I was a little bemused over the weekend when a friend tweeted me I had made Youthwork Magazine’s 100 Best Websites for Youth Ministry.

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It’s been a while since I posted about the proposal for an Institute of Youth Work in England and I’m a little behind on this, but there is a consultation happening now and it’s important you join in!

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Ambition

9 July 2012 — Leave a comment

Last week, Clubs for Young People (formerly the National Association of Boys Clubs) changed its name with a significant rebrand. The organisation is now known as Ambition.

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Imagine is a one day schools work conference for Christian schools workers and this year is happening on Monday 3rd September in London. This is the third year the event has run and the organisers from schoolswork.co.uk are billing it as “an opportunity for visitors to schools to gather together and celebrate the start of a new academic year…”

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In case you missed it, the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) have published the revised the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Youth Work. The purpose of the National Occupational Standards is to describe the knowledge and skills needed to perform a job role or work task. They exist for a huge number of vocations and provide a benchmark of good practice as they explain what needs to be done.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about how churches choose to run youth groups and would like some feedback on why you do things the way that you do. Continue Reading…