A Network of Regional Youth Work Units, in England, collaborating across regions to promote good youth work and young people’s voices.
Regional Youth Work Units act as hubs for developing and supporting youth work in their regions, working with commissioners, providers and young people themselves to ensure the sector is well-informed, skilled and responsive to changes in government policies and young people’s needs.
The Network supports and strengthens the capacity of RYWUs, sharing and promoting best practice. We work with a range of national and regional organisations to develop new initiatives and joint partnerships for the benefit of youth work and young people.
In addition, the Network provides a bridge between national policy and initiatives, and local policy and delivery – enabling communication and supporting new developments.
The Network comprises six RYWUs across England:
London: Partnership for Young London
North East: Youth Focus: North East
North West: Youth Focus North West
South West: Regional Youth Work Unit at Learning South West
West Midlands: West Midlands Regional Youth Work Unit
Yorkshire and Humber: Youth Work Unit – Yorkshire & the Humber