Network of Regional Youth Work Units England blog

A Network of Regional Youth Work Units, in England, collaborating across regions to promote good youth work and young people’s voices.

Exploring Extremism

The events of the past two weeks, and the focus on extremism, has got me thinking about the role of youth work in challenging extremism of all types. As a … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Contradictions of despair and inspiration

Having a regional overview, one can see the oncoming devastation to youth services and services to young people. Headlines such as ‘Youth centres, libraries, children’s services in firing line as … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

When will we listen?

It has been an interesting week or two with the Scottish referendum and the start of the Party Conference season. To see people in Scotland be so engaged in the … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A little more conversation…

Here in the North West, along with other colleagues around the country, we are concerned with youth voice. So many people are these days, but I still get the feeling … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Self Contained

This week, Liz Harding from North West Regional Youth Work Unit blogs about the value of open access youth work… Containers have loomed large in my week. Not those small … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Forget policy, let’s remember Paul

In this week’s blog post Liz Harding reflects on a colleague who touched many lives throughout his lifetime. All week I have been making mental notes so I could write … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Just 24 little hours…

Next week, members of the Children and Young People Network NW head off to Cumbria – Brathay Hall to be precise – for what has become an annual event. We … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment