Detached Youth Work: Guidelines and Standards for Excellence
Reconnecting Detached Youth Work pulls no punches. It is the result of a
long, hard look at detached youth work in England today.
The findings are the result of extensive, nation-wide research, drawing on
both researcher observations and interviews. RDYW is an opportunity for
detached youth workers and their managers, as well as young people and
representatives of partner organisations, to ‘tell it as it is’.
RDYW finds that various social and political forces have an impact on
detached youth work, often causing those involved to pursue different
agendas. This disconnects detached youth work from its historical value
base and can exacerbate the social exclusion of the young people it was
designed to help.
RDYW aims to identify the characteristics of excellence in detached youth
work. It engages critically with the many tensions experienced by detached
youth workers and their managers. It stresses the need for detached youth
work to reconnect with its original aims – and for all those working in
the field to connect with one another. And it contains strong warnings
about the future of DYW should this fail to happen.
RDYW offers a powerful, clear insight into the challenges facing detached
youth work today. The guidance and recommendations it offers will prove
invaluable to new and established projects alike.
Reconnecting Detached Youth Work is priced: £10.00 with £1.50 for
postage and packaging