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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.






The Institute for Youth Work is open to all those working with young people from across the youth sector, employed and volunteering, who work to the key principles of Youth Work as outlined by our code of ethics statement.

The Institute for Youth Work currently operates in England only.

The Institute for Youth Work will support youth workers to ensure individuals, and the sector, reach the highest possible standards in youth work.

This will be achieved by developing the following key work strands:

  • Youth work practice – including developing and promoting a framework for ethical practice.
  • Strategic voice – for members to influence policy and practice and promote the recognition of the impact of youth work.
  • Continuing professional development – providing guidance, information and opportunities around practice development.


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Listen to find out:

What the Institution For Youth Work is

How the Institution For Youth Work was developed

What are the benefits of joining

What the Institution For Youth Work “Code Of Ethics” are


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