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An Investigation into the impact the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework (YEPF) has had on Cardiff Youth Service

Author: Dayle Luce, University of Wales Trinity Saint David 2015

BA Youth & Community Work Dissertation.

The aim of this study is to investigate the impact the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework (WG, 2013) has had on Cardiff Youth Service in relation to structures, systems, staff, style, skills, strategies and shared values identified through the McKenzie 7's framework.

In order to gain an in-depth understanding the literature presented within the literature review explored the developments of the Youth Service in Wales and strategies set out to provide vision for the service. The study later discusses the methodology used which set out to gather the views and opinions of practitioners through conducting observations, and two semi structured interviews.

The study concluded that the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework had significant impact on the service which may be seen as a positive . It provides vision for the service, however, it may be argued that Youth Work values and principles are diminished.

Implementation of the Youth Work Strategy for Wales 2019

Author: Welsh Government 2019

This document sets out the governance and delivery arrangements for realising the commitments identified in the Youth Work Strategy for Wales 2019.

Implications of the Welsh Assembly for the Youth Service in Wales

Author: Wales Youth Agency 1999

Report of seminar which discussed the implications of the establishing of a Welsh Assembly and how the Youth Service could respond to any challenges faced.

Improving the Level of Self-Esteem

Author: Alun Davies, STYLE Training 2020
Draft paper - A Practitioner’s Overview to Holistic Learning.

An impact on self-esteem through the enhancement of an individual’s cognition.

The objective of this discussion paper is to create a dialogue on the projected impact that non formal learning may have on a learner’s cognition. There are no attempts to present extensive research evidence relevant to the propositions made but selective theories will appear, where necessary, to offer clarity to the propositions, and aid the discussion.

The proposition argues that with the evidence/data collected, and set against the cognitive/learning skills, that are embedded within the standardised framework, it will demonstrate the positive connection that exists between enhanced cognition and improved self-esteem

Influences on Creativity in Youth Work

Author: Darrell Williams, UWTSD 2015

Short paper looking at the principles of creativity and how these can enable the practitioner to work with the young person, using a process of experiential learning through which they can seek solutions to problems with which they may require some adult support.

Information Services for Young People: Conference 1998

Author: Wales Youth Agency 1998

Report of conference on information services for young people, including SWOT analysis.

Interprofessional Practice and the case for European Social Pedagogy

Author: Paul Lewis, University of Wales Newport 2013

BA dissertation which examines if the drive towards interprofessional practice and the creation of the 2020 Children and Young People’s Workforce Strategy (DCSF, 2008) provide a case for European Social Pedagogy and its practices to be introduced into the landscape of working with children and young people in Wales? 

Is there a problem with the Youth Service in Wales?

Author: Darrel Williams, 2013

This short paper explores a number of issues related to the Youth Service in Wales - squeeze, capacity, drift, managerialism, organisational learning, leadership, vision and ultimately organisational resilience.

The Increasing Need for a Viable Youth and Community Service

Author: JNC Staff Side, 1993