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All new youth work guide released
All new youth work guide released

With support from the Education Workforce Council (EWC), the youth work sector has published its newly revised Youth Work in Wales: Principles and Purposes booklet.

The document was produced collaboratively with representatives of the voluntary and local authority youth work sectors in Wales. Within the booklet, readers can find out more about what youth work is, the key principles which underpin youth work, an overview of its nature, purposes, and delivery, and how the EWC supports the sector.

Those working as a qualified youth worker, or youth support worker must legally register with the EWC before working in Wales.
Hayden Llewellyn, Chief Executive at EWC said “As the independent, professional regulator for the education workforce in Wales, we are pleased to support this booklet which showcases the exceptional quality of youth work provision on offer right across the country”.

In June 2022, to mark Youth Work Week, EWC co-hosted a special event with the sector to showcase the invaluable contribution youth work makes to the lives of young people within the education sector as a whole.

EWC also administers the Quality Mark for Youth Work (QMYW) in Wales. The QMYW supports and recognises improving standards in the provision, practice, and performance of organisations that deliver youth work, demonstrating and celebrating the excellence of their work.