Youth & Policy Manifesto for Youth Work Launch and In Defence of Youth Work Practitioner Seminar
Tuesday 21st April 2015 at the School of Education, University of Birmingham
An event hosted by the University of Birmingham
This event brings together the two most prominent debates in the youth sector over the last decade regarding: • the defining features and processes of youth work practice; and • the need (or not) for statutory funding of youth services.
Ten years ago, Bernard Davies published Youth Work: A Manifesto for our times as an attempt to define and reaffirm commitment to voluntary, open access, and democratic youth work practice in the midst of increasingly individualised, authoritarian and targeted responses to young people. This text, among others, played an important role in stimulating and supporting efforts over the subsequent decade to sustain these approaches to practice despite…
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