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Toolkit of Essential Guidelines for Good Youth Work Practice

The toolkit contains a range of tools which are essential for the development of good youth work practice. It is targeted at youth work professionals and practitioners. The toolkit will also have relevance to other sectors and services that work with young people. CDYSB has devoted considerable time and effort to developing this toolkit and has built on inputs and previous work from a number of youth projects and services.

It is envisaged that this toolkit will become an essential component of the practice of youth workers in the city of Dublin, thus enhancing the quality of the programmes, services and supports provided to young people.
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Essential Guidlines for Good Youth Work Practice

These essential guidlines cover three areas of youth work practice: .Youth Worker and Young Person .Programme Provision and Development .Policy and Service Development
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Advocacy

This guide will help in developing a policy on how to understand and implement good advocacy practice
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Behaviour Management

This guide will help in developing policies and procedures for creating an environment that promotes mutual respect and modes positive behaviour
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Child Protection and Welfare

This guide will help in developing a policy on child protection and welfare that is consistent with current legislation and national guidelines
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Critical Incident Management

This guide will help in developing policies and procedures for when an unexpected and traumatic event occurs
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Detached Work

This guide will help in developing a policy on youth work programmes that happen in places that are not controlled or managed by the youth worker
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Diversity and Equality

This guide will help in developing a policy on managing diversity and equality issues within the youth project/service
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Drugs and Alcohol

This guide will help in developing a policy on the effects of drugs and alcohol use on those attending or working in the youth project/service
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Group Work

This guide will help in developing a policy and guidelines on good youth work practice for youth workers
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Health and Safety

This guide will help in developing a clear and effective Health & Safety policy for the youth project/service
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Interactive Technology

This guide will help in developing a policy on the proper use of interactive technology with the youth project/service
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One To One Work

This guide will help in developing a policy on One-to-One work for youth workers in the youth project/service
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Outreach Work

This guide will help in developing a policy on outreach work for youth workers in the youth project/service
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Providing Information

This guide will help in developing a policy on providing information to and about young people taking into account legal and ethical considerations
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Recording Information

This guide will help in developing a policy on recording information in which the rights of individuals are safeguarded in relation to the processing of their personal records and data
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Residentials / Trips Away

This guide will help in developing a policy a clear and effective policy on activities outside of the youth project/service premises
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Training

This guide will help in developing a planned, systematic and strategic training policy for youth workers
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Volunteering

This guide will help in developing a volunteer policy for your youth project/service incorporating clear guidelines and protocols both for the volunteer and for the professional colleague working a...
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Working with Other Agencies

This guide will set out some of the issues involved in developing a clear and systematic approach to interagency work
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Sample Forms

This document contains a range of useful sample forms many of which are based on forms currently in use in youth projects/services
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Framework for Potential and Needs Assessment

This framework provides guidance to help youth workers carry out a potential and needs assessment process with young people
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Framework for a Complaints Procedure

This framework will provide guidance to create a clearly defined complaints procedure for the youth project/service
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Framework for Report on a Young Person

This framework provides useful guidance on preparing a report on a young person
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Framework for Charter of Rights

This framework provides guidance to create a formal statement that clearly states the rights that young people have within the youth project/service
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Other Resources

The Other Resources section contains a range of aids and supports to help enhance your policy and practice. These are intended to be used in conjunction with the Essential Guidelines for Good Youth...

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