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Youth Work Network

Latest news for Norfolk Youth Workers in one place

Welcome

In this Issue

  • Introduction from Charlotte, our new Momentum Groups Officer
  • Event recordings
  • Introduction to youth participation
  • Level 3 training: Management in a youth work setting
  • Detached and outreach youth work refresher
  • Natural Alternatives programme
  • Youth participants sought for PhD research
  • Summer inclusion placements
  • Youth Work Network resources

Introduction from Charlotte


Hello everyone!

I am Charlotte and I have recently joined the Momentum (part of Voluntary Norfolk) team as the Momentum Groups Officer. I will be supporting local Norfolk Youth Groups / Organisations to deliver quality services which are safe, accessible, and inclusive for young people to help inspire, involve, and empower!
I have joined the Voluntary Norfolk team with a background in Criminology and Sociology (recently graduating from Anglia Ruskin University), and I currently locally volunteer with young people at the Norwich 35th Sea Scouts and Beavers Section as a Section Assistant Leader. I am exceedingly passionate about making a positive difference through Youth Work and supporting young people to feel empowered to achieve their full potential. If you would like to have a chat to find out a little bit more about what I do, please feel free to contact me via phone or email. My email is Charlotte@momentumnorfolk.org.uk and my phone number is 07810 406136. I look forward to hearing from you!

Event recordings


Several of our Empowering Communities workshops in the last few months focused on working with young people. If you weren't able to attend, or you just want to remind yourself of what we discussed, head to our YouTube channel to find recordings of these events:

Introduction to youth participation

Wednesday 13 July, Norwich, 1-4pm

This half-day course will give you practical ideas on how to develop genuine youth participation processes. Genuine youth participation has an exceptionally powerful impact on the impact of youth organisations and the future shape of the sector.

Find out more on our website.

Level 3 training: Management in a youth work setting


We have received information about upcoming Level 3 training. The cost is £200 per unit per person either bursary or self-funded. Find more information about the training on the attached flyer.

Please get in touch with Julie Auger to find out more.

Detached and outreach youth work refresher

Sign up for NYA's latest free online CPD course. This 45 minutes refresher course is for any youth worker, practitioner or volunteer looking to refresh their knowledge on Detached and Outreach youth work.

Book your place via NYA's CPD Catalogue.

Natural Alternatives programme


Natural Alternative is a programme designed to support the needs of 16 to 25year-olds. A course which equips young people with the skills to navigate their way through an increasingly complex, and everchanging world.

Find out more on the poster.

Youth participants sought for PhD research


A researcher at the University of East Anglia is conducting a study to find out what PE is like for trans, non-binary and gender questioning youth in the UK.

Find out more on the poster.

Summer inclusion placements


Historic England have paid summer placement for 18-24 year-olds for 8 weeks in a variety of positions either remotely or in-person at one of their offices around England as part of their Heritage Inclusion Placements Programme. They are also providing a training bursday of £330 per week.

Find out more on their website.

Youth Work Network resources


Don’t forget, we have a Padlet board where you can share resources, training opportunities and information about new projects. It also has a ‘Q&A’ section where you can get support from your fellow youth workers and answer their queries.

If you’re not used to Padlet and want some help getting started, please contact Aimee.
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