What mattered ten years on? young people’s reflections on their involvement with a charitable youth participation project

Body, A. and Hogg, E. (2018) What mattered ten years on? young people’s reflections on their involvement with a charitable youth participation project. Journal of Youth Studies. ISSN 1367-6261.

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Abstract

Youth work in England is experiencing ongoing rapid and significant change, fuelling debate about its very function. This paper contributes to this debate by presenting original research on what young people themselves prioritised as significant in-service provision and highlights the longer-term impact that engagement with a voluntary sector organisation can have on the lives of vulnerable young people.

Drawing on qualitative interviews with ten former youth participants involved in youth participation projects, the findings presented in this paper suggest that participants felt the support they received was, in many cases, ‘transformative’. However, they primarily defined their experiences and the impact through their relationships with individuals supporting them, through the sense of achievement and ability to effect change they developed and through finding a voice to affect community decisions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth work; transition; participation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Childhood and Education Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Ali Body
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 09:05
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 10:00
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17424

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