Online conference, 2-5 November 2020 from 1-3pm

Youth work in all its forms can have a transformational impact on young people’s lives. After a decade of policy neglect and underfunding, the beginning of the 2020s promises a strong focus on youth work policy, skills and qualifications not seen for many years.

A government review of statutory guidance this year will clarify what services local authorities must provide, while a review of youth work qualifications will set out new routes to the profession and skills for youth workers in the future.

Moreover, on the back of severe cuts in provision nationwide during the 2010s, the government is pledging significant investment in support and facilities for young people over the course of the next parliament through various funding streams.

Youth Work in the 2020s will provide essential learning and insight for everyone who has an interest in the future of youth work. The conference - organised by Children & Young People Now, alongside our event partner National Youth Agency - will feature a series of CPD-certified keynote talks and practice seminars to support you in providing high quality, effective services and support to all young people.

Taking place over 4 consecutive days, you are invited to take part in 2 hour, live sessions from 1-3pm every day between Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th November 


Who should attend:

  • Professional qualified youth workers

  • Youth support workers

  • Skilled youth work volunteers

  • Managers, directors and practitioners across children and young people’s services

  • Commissioners of services

  • Early help teams

  • Policy makers and officers

  • Early support co-ordinators

  • Youth justice practitioners

  • Provider of youth advice and guidance

  • Public health professionals

  • Quality and performance managers

  • Heads of strategy

  • Heads of evaluation and evidence

  • The academic community