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Youth Affairs 2018


The overall aim of the Youth Affairs Unit (YAU) is to support and promote non-formal education and developmental opportunities for young people through which they can enhance their personal and social skills and competencies. Particular regard is had to the youth work needs of young people between the ages of 10 and 21, and to those who are socially or economically disadvantaged.

Youth Affairs - Further Information

National Youth Strategy Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures Youth Work Youth Service Grant Scheme Special Projects to assist Disadvantaged YouthSp YSFSF1&2 •    Links to Documents Local Youth Club Grant Scheme Youth Information Centres NQSF•    Forms•    Docs Supplied•    Supporting Documentation Links NQSF Volunteer led Youth

Published on 24 October 2018

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Youth Service Grant Scheme

Published on 09 August 2018

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Young People's Facilities and Services Fund (YPFSF)

Young People&
39;s Facilities and Services Fund (YPFSF)   What is the Fund for? The Young People&
39;s Facilities and Services Funding (YPFSF) was established in 1998 to assist in the development of preventative strategies/initiatives in a targeted manner through the development of youth facilities, (including sport and recreational facilities) and services in disadvantaged areas where a significant drug problem exists or has the potential to develop. The objective of the Fund is to...

Published on 08 August 2018

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Role of Drugs Task Forces

The National Drugs Strategy recognises the key role that Local and Regional Drugs Task Forces continue to play in addressing the drugs problem. It remains important, therefore, that they operate effectively at community level with clear objectives and in accordance with appropriate guiding principles.   Guiding principles for the operation of DTFs   Propriety DTFs will carry out their terms of reference (functions) with integrity and fairness and...

Published on 08 August 2018

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Local and Regional Drugs Task Forces HandbookAdobe PDF format document

February 2011

Published on 08 August 2018

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Youth Information Centres

Youth Information Centres   A Key Resource for Young People  Youth Information Centres (YICs) provide a free, confidential information service to young people and those who work with them on a wide range of subjects including careers, education, employment matters, rights and entitlements, leisure, sport, travel and European opportunities. Located around the country, they are a first point of contact for a young person seeking information on any subject of interest or...

Published on 08 August 2018

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Funding Drawdown Form (xls)Microsoft Excel document

Published on 07 August 2018

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Funding Drawdown Form (pdf)Adobe PDF format document

Published on 07 August 2018

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Youth Sector and the Youth Work Sector

The Youth Work Act, 2001 defines youth work as: A planned programme of education designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young people through their voluntary involvement, and which is complementary to their formal, academic or vocational education and training and provided primarily by voluntary youth work organisations. The fundamental purpose of youth work is the personal and social development...

Published on 07 August 2018

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Systematic Mapping of Youth Work Outcomes, June 2013

Systematic Mapping of Youth Work Outcomes, June  2013 Through the Centre for Effective Services, Dublin, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs commissioned the first systematic international map of youth work research. It provides a unique resource for investigating the content of youth work, how it is delivered and the terms in which it is assessed, both in formal evaluations of its impact and by children and young people themselves. It provides a valuable basis for developing an...

Published on 07 August 2018

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What is Youth Work?

What is Youth Work? The Youth Work Sector actively works with young people outside, yet alongside, the formal education sector. The Youth Work Act, 2001  and the National Youth Work Development Plan 2003-2007, which underpin policy at present, provide both a clear definition and direction for Youth Work. 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...

Published on 07 August 2018

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Special Projects to assist Disadvantaged Youth

Special Projects to assist Disadvantaged Youth   A scheme of grants is made available in respect of special out-of-school projects for disadvantaged young people. Priority is given to projects in the spheres of special youth work initiatives, young homeless people, young substance abusers and young travellers. Grants are allocated to organisations and groups for specific projects which seek to address the needs of young people who are disadvantaged, due to a combination of all or some of...

Published on 07 August 2018

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National Youth Council of Ireland Programmes

NYCI Programmes   Arts An initiative of the National Youth Council of Ireland, the   Health The   CPU The NYCI's  approach to this work includes: •    Building the capacity of youth organisations to safeguard and protect their children and young people. •    Developing and delivering child protection trainings to staff and volunteers at all levels of responsibility in a youth work organisation. •  ...

Published on 07 August 2018

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The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is funded by the Youth Affairs Unit under the Youth Service Grant Scheme. Youth Service Grant Scheme funding is made available on an annual basis to 30 national and major regional voluntary organisations. The continued funding of voluntary youth organisations through the Scheme is intended to ensure the emergence, promotion, growth and development of youth organisations with distinctive...

Published on 07 August 2018

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Youth Work Act 2001Adobe PDF format document

Published on 07 August 2018

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