The Regional Youth Work Unit is able to provide tailored packages of consultancy, advice and guidance to youth work providers and commissioners across the South West in order to assist organisations in ensuring that their offer to young people is up to date, relevant and of high quality. We can work with you on anything from staff development days through short term reviews to long term interventions to help you implement new policies and processes
We have a team of associates and staff with a depth of knowledge and experience of work with young people, organisational development and the policy context for youth work. Youth Work Members of Learning South West can access a number of free support days as part of their membership package, and our daily rates for support are extremely reasonable, reflecting the need for youth work organisations to get best value. Listed below is a selection of reviews and reports produced by the RYWU, and contact email@example.com if you would like to discuss a consultancy project for your organisation.
QA Criteria for Somerset Integrated Youth Support & Development Services for Young People aged 11-19 (March 2010)
Review of Dorset's TYS
A Review of Participation Work Across somerset Children's Trust (Oct 2009)
IMPLEMENTING NATIONAL POLICY
We produce guidance and clarification documents for youth work organisations to help them understand how key government policies for young people will affect them, and suggest ways in which they could put policy into practice. Current guidance documents include:
- Creating the Youth Offer: a checklist for Commissioners
- Requirements for commissioning youth work services: a self-assessment tool
- 14-19 Education Reforms and Youth Work Organisations: policy briefing
RYWU staff are very happy to contribute to conferences and staff development events to provide considered inputs and facilitation to develop practical approaches to implementing national policies in the South West: contact us if you would like us to contribute to your event.