The State, the Market and the Voluntary Sector – Seminar, September 18






The state, the market and the voluntary youth sector


18 September 2014, 11.00 for 11.30 – 4.00

Brunswick Parish Church Centre, Brunswick St, Manchester, M13 9TQ


The In Defence of Youth Work campaign is committed to encouraging an open and pluralist debate on the state of youth work at a time of limited opportunities for collective discussion on this and the radical shifts in the landscape in which it is operating. This seminar is IDYW’s latest attempt to help fill that gap.


Why a seminar on the voluntary youth sector?

Two of the least debated, even acknowledged, of the ‘radical shifts’ of the last decade have been the voluntary youth sector’s changing relationship with the state and the increasing intrusion of private businesses into its field of activity. The seminar is offered an opportunity to look critically at the impact of these developments and the voluntary youth sector responses.


The seminar is therefore aimed particularly at youth work practitioners (paid and voluntary), managers and policy-makers in voluntary youth organisations as well as youth work students and tutors and those with perspectives to offer from the statutory and private sectors.


For more details see attached flyer, which we would encourage you to circulate.

The state, the market and the voluntary sector


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