Tide Turning in Derby, November 9 – be there!

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9 November at 13:00–14:00

Room MS146, University of Derby, Markeaton Street Campus

n Defence of Youth Work created the ‘Is the Tide Turning?’ discussion paper in summer 2017 in order to encourage discussion around the potential revival of open youth work, particularly in the aftermath of the 2017 General Election. (Hard copies will be available at the event).

Please read the paper to organise discussion workshops based on the paper to discuss its key tenets. We hope to gather feedback from these events to feed into our analysis of the responses to the paper and the way forward for open youth work. IDYW will collate and analyse this feedback and share it widely.

The session format will facilitate the discussion on the following;

• What principles should underpin the revival of open youth work?


• Should local authority youth services be reopened, or are there different ways that state-supported youth work can be organised?


• How can the revival of open youth work be made feasible in terms of funding, infrastructure and staffing?

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