In the Youth Work Act, 2001, youth work is defined as:
A planned programme of education designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young persons through their voluntary participation, and which is complementary to their formal academic or vocational education and training.
This normally includes groups such as the following:
Youth clubs Scouts, etc. Special interest groups
Foróige Clubs Guides, etc. Youth work services
Youth arts groups Girls’ Brigade Youth work projects
Girls’ Friendly Society Boys’ Brigade
The definition of youth work does not include sports groups. Support services for sports groups are provided in Sligo by Sligo Sport & Recreation Partnership.
Models of Youth Work
This document can be downloaded in two parts:
Click link to download first part (large file - 9.7MB):
Models of Youth Work, Louise Hurley & David Treacy, 1993 (first part)
Clink link to download second part (large file - 8.9MB):
Models of Youth Work, Louise Hurley & David Treacy, 1993 (second part)
NQSF seminar, Sligo, 20th September 2012:
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