YWTB024: Effective Multi Agency Working

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What Are The Benefits of Multi Agency Working?
And What Are The Challenges?
In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox, we explore some of the benefits and challenges found in Multi Agency working.
The youth work landscape has changed and still is changing.

Many youth workers find themselves working in new and interesting projects, oftentimes, alongside other professional from […]

October 19th, 2015|Podcast Category, Youth work|0 Comments

YWTB023: Managing and Maintaining Personal and Professional Boundaries

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Personal and Professional Boundaries.
Why you should maintain them.
In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox, we explore how you can manage and maintain Personal and Professional Boundaries in youth work.
Personal and Professional boundaries are vital in youth work because of the nature of the work we do.

Youth workers are engaged in a relationship with young people […]

October 11th, 2015|Podcast Category, Professionalism|0 Comments

YWTB022: Why Street Based Youth Work Is So Effective

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Street Based Youth Work
Why You should be doing it?
In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox we discuss the art of Street Based Youth Work – And I also introduce my new Co-Host!!
Oh…. and I also apologise for being missing for almost 8 months!!
I love working with young people in a street based setting. Why? Because […]

October 5th, 2015|Podcast Category|0 Comments

YWTB021: Where Have I Been, And What Have I Been Up To?

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Have You Stopped Podcasting??
In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox I respond to a number of emails I’ve received, asking me if I’ve quit Youth Work Toolbox.

I take some time to update you on where I have been and what I’ve been up to.

No, I haven’t quit!

But I have got a new and […]

February 6th, 2015|Podcast Category|0 Comments

YWTB020 – Review of My First Year in Self Employment

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What happens when you walk away from a £40,000+ a year job to start your own business?

In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox I review my first 12 month in Self Employment.

I take some time to share with you, very openly, my journey from employee to business owner, and the many challenges that I faced along the […]

7 Benefits I Received from Volunteering Recently: Note: Number 6 is Priceless.

In May 2014, I saw a post on Twitter about a UK Podcasters conference coming soon.
As a Podcaster myself, I excitedly clicked on the link to find more details.

I was even more excited to find out that the conference would be taking place in Birmingham, which is only a 30-40 minute drive from my house.

Instantly I thought to myself, I have to get involved.

There was no way the first ever Podcast conference in Europe could take place so close to home, and I’m not involved.


YWTB019: Knife, Gun & Youth Crime With Glen Banks

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What impact does youth work have on addressing issues of Knife, Gun and Youth Crime?

In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox we speak to Glen Banks.

Project consultant at The Knife and Youth Crime Awareness Programme,  who specialises in addressing and preventing youth involvement in Knife Crime, Youth Gang Crime, Gun Crime and the surrounding issues.


Glen delivers hard hitting presentations with a number of very graphic images, that show young people to consequences of Knife and gun crime.



Glen’s presentations also address issues of Vulnerability of Young Women (inc. Teenage Rape) Bullying ( inc. Cyber ) Life in Prison Effects on Family Drugs / Alcohol which he delivered in  schools, colleges, pupil referral units, youth offending teams and prisons.






YWTB018: Distinction & Excellence With Onyi Anyado

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How can a youth worker be Distinct?
Does someone need to have first hand experience of attending youth provision to be an effective youth practitioner?
In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox we speak to Onyi Anyado.

A double award-winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author and Life Coach,  who specialises in leadership development, entrepreneurship and youth impact coaching.

Onyi has a lifelong mission to positively inspire, impact, instruct and influence the previous, present and future generations through all he does.





Onyi has overcome real adversary, escaping the dangers related to Urban Street life and gang culture, including 6 of his friends being shot dead, him nearly being shot and serving 2 prison sentences.






Youth works Innovation Problem and what you can do about it.

There are a few things more demoralising than working in an sector that is clearly in decline.

YWTB:017 – The Institute For Youth Work

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What is the Institute For Youth Work?
Do we need an Institute For Youth Work?
In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox we speak to Rebekah Leedham, Institute for Youth Work Intern at the National Youth Agency (NYA).

The Institute for Youth Work is a membership body which provides a voice for youth workers and supports them to reach the highest professional standards.




The aim of the Institute is to improve and support quality in youth work. It will engage all those in the youth sector who work to enable young people to develop holistically and to reach their full potential.






June 30th, 2014|Podcast Category, Youth work|0 Comments