Youth Council for Northern Ireland
Comhairle Ógra um Thuaisceart Éireann
Council o Youth for Norlin Airlan
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"DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
CONSULTATION ON PROPOSALS FOR
THE FUTURE OF THE YOUTH COUNCIL"

On Monday 20th April 2015, the Department of Education published a consultation document setting out options for the future of the Youth Council.  The deadline for this consultation is 5pm on Friday 12 June 2015.

The Youth Council would encourage all interested parties to respond to this important consultation as its outcome could have major long-term implications for youth work in Northern Ireland.

The Youth Council itself will be submitting a comprehensive response.  Further details of the Youth Council's actions in this respect will be circulated.

http://www.deni.gov.uk/index/support-and-development-2/youth-service/content-newpage-20.htm

YOUTH COUNCIL FOR NI - UPDATE

Further to the Minister's decision to apply a £1M cut to the Youth Council's budget for 2015/16, the YCNI Chairperson and Chief Executive met with Department of Education officials on 10 March 2015 to discuss the Minister's intention to explore how all youth funding might be delivered through the Education Authority.  The Youth Council's serious concerns were highlighted to the officials.

The Youth Council has also responded to a request from the Assembly Education Committee to clarify details of the Council’s administration and associated funding.

The Youth Council has already made cuts to its own running costs for 2015/16 and is seeking to make further reductions to cushion the impact of the cuts on the organisations which it funds.

Further updates on the Youth Council's actions will be circulated in due course, together with information on any other relevant developments.

The Youth Council will be delivering its Business Plan for 2015/16 which includes actions relating to its statutory functions and also supporting the implementation of the Regional Youth Development Plan for 2015/16 in collaboration with the Education Authority and with the engagement of the voluntary sector. This plan addresses the priorities and actions identified within the Department's 'Priorities for Youth' policy.


Impact of
international youth work:
a youth council for ni perspective

In this publication, the Youth Council aims to dispel the myths surrounding engagement in International Youth Work and seeks to clarify how International Youth Work complements and underpins the Youth Work Curriculum and in particular, 'Priorities for Youth' (PfY), the new policy for youth in Northern Ireland, which sets the overarching policy framework for youth work within education.

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  • Erasmus+
  • Mapping of Training
  • New Council Members
  • Framework for Effective Interventions

Erasmus+ Programme Guide

 www.erasmusplus.org.uk

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is an integral part of the 2015 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals. Organisations and institutions seeking funding in the framework of this call must comply with the conditions for participation and funding expressed in this Guide. The document provides information on: the priorities of the programme; the actions supported; the funding available for different actions; detailed information on participation.

Erasmus+ 2015 User Guide                Erasmus+ YCNI Summary Guide            

Guide on How to Apply                   Erasmus+ 2015 Deadlines           


APPLICATION EFORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Ecorys UK    T: 0845 199 2929    E: erasmusplus@uk.ecorys.com
British Council    T: 0161 957 7755    E: erasmusplus.enquiries@britishcouncil.org


MAPPING OF TRAINING

The Youth Work Training Board is currently seeking to map the range of accredited and non-accredited training programmes currently being delivered across the youth work sector in Northern Ireland.

Once completed, this work will help in the development of a coherent training route for the youth work sector and will also help to begin the process of recognising and valuing the wide range of non-accredited training that exists in the sector.

I would be grateful if you would complete the templates with all the training programmes currently offered by your organisation and send to tmckenna@ycni.org.  You may be contacted in the near future to clarify some of the information supplied.

YWTB Qualifications Scoping Exercise


Appointment of 2 new members to the Board of the
Youth Council

These short-term appointments have been made on an emergency basis to ensure that the YCNI continues to run smoothly until longer term arrangements can be put in place.

Ms June Trimble is from Donaghadee and has been Chief Executive of YouthAction since 2000. June was awarded an MBE in the 2005 New Year's Honours for services to young people here.

Ms Trimble is also a Trustee with the Irish Youth Foundation (UK), a member of the Ulster University Course Consultative Committee and the Youth Service Liaison Forum. She has not undertaken any political activity during the past five years.

Mr Hugh Campbell is from Belfast and is a senior lecturer in community youth work at the Ulster University. Mr Campbell is also involved in sports coaching and currently contributes to Campbell College Rugby, Armagh GAA and QUB sport.

Mr Campbell does not hold any other public appointment and has not undertaken any political activity during the past five years.

A FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS is based on the learning from the Youth Works programme. It is a practical guide to the implementation of a personal and social development programme, rooted in a youth work approach, which has proven successful in identifying and engaging young people with the complex needs and issues.

Although the Youth Works programme was initially designed for work with young people not in education, training or employment, the Framework has been developed in such a way that it can be adapted and transferred to work with other young people experiencing compound difficulties and blockages to realising their potential.

 

YCNI Response to
DE Draft Budget


International/Euro E:Bulletins

Causeway UK Applications

Geomapping 2013
Statistical Report

ICT Research

Youth Work+ Employability

Priorities for Youth

Towards a Youth Work Workforce Development Strategy

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Statutory Rules

Profile of the Youth Work Workforce in NI

Customer Service Complaints Procedure

YCNI Staff - Direct Line Numbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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