Youth Work

Topics: Youth, Young, Youth work Pages: 4 (1021 words) Published: April 25, 2013
Learning outcome 1
Understand the rationale and nature of outreach and detached youth work -------------------------------------------------
1.1 Differentiate between outreach and detached youth work
As a Youth worker I have delivered both Detached & Outreach Youth work. to young people in various locations in the Trafford area of Manchester, I personally found both sent out the same message of equal participation, but as Detached youth worker I was encouraged to spread the word further and into marginalize pockets, parks, hot spots and favourite haunts and where young people are hard to engage with, detached workers go through a lot of physical leg work in order to establish and sustain ongoing relationships with the young people they encounter, making contact with young people who cannot, or choose not to, use youth centres for various reasons, which are not always that obvious

Detached youth workers meet young people in their own spaces, for instance parks, bus shelters, shopping centres or on the street. Through developing non-judgmental relationships they work with individuals and groups to help them address the needs they identify and engage with other relevant agencies.

Detached youth work targets those young people who either choose not to use other youth work provision such as youth clubs and projects, or do not have easy access to such provision perhaps due to transport difficulties, unaware of available services, and lack of provision in their locality, or for some reason have been excluded from existing provision.

When i am delivering Outreach Youth work as a youth work to Young People it is usually to a captive audience, Schools, Park events, Youth clubs, staged events where it seems that there are always a willingness to engage with the Youth Service, ie, relaxed welcoming atmosphere, non-threatening environment Detached...
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