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Department of Children and Youth Affairs. (2013) National quality standards for volunteer led youth groups. Dublin: Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

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In 2011, the DCYA introduced a set of standards for staff led youth work projects and services: these were called the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) for youth work. These standards are helping to ensure the provision and ongoing development of quality youth work opportunities for young people. As a natural progression to the NQSF, the DCYA has now developed a set of National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups, aimed at local youth groups and clubs. These have been developed and refined in consultation with young people, volunteers, youth organisations, the National Youth Work Advisory Committee, the Irish Vocational Education Association and VEC Youth/Liaison Officers. They present an opportunity for youth groups to demonstrate their commitment to best practice and to the delivery of quality programmes and activities, which meet the needs and expectations of their young members. As well as being a benchmark for progress, the National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups provide a fundamental building block on which practice can be developed on an ongoing basis. They are intended as a ‘living document’ that will evolve over time and be reviewed and informed by the process as the national quality standards are implemented in clubs and groups across the country.


Date:2013
Pages:20 p.
Publisher:Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Corporate Creators:Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > Youth club / cafe based prevention
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community involvement
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Quality standards
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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