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Young people and youth workers to benefit from keynote event!

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008

A recent seminar hosted by LLUK and organised by CYWU/Unite brought together representatives from the five nations ETS Committees, the National Youth Agency for England, Association of Principal Youth and Community Officers (APYCO), Youth Work Training Board (NI), Skills Active and Training Agencies Group of Higher Education Institutions delivering professionally validated programmes in youth work. 

The key focus for the two days was the production of a joint workforce statement which includes reference to the development of a Licence to Practise, Registration and a Code of Ethics for the youth work profession. The statement is designed to ensure that the youth work profession across the five nations continues to be trained, developed and supported to secure high quality outcomes for young people, collaborating with other partners in the formal and informal education sectors. 

In England this will be used to inform the outcomes of the Children’s Workforce Network (CWN) Youth Workforce Reform Programme Board.

An important next step will be to involve young people and other key stakeholders directly in refining the thinking. 

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