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Webinar: Developing Youth Work Skills

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Being friendly, accessible & responsive while acting with integrity. Youth work takes a holistic approach with young people.

The second workshop in this series explores young people’s development, the issues that affect them and how to respond appropriately to need. It provides a basic understanding of challenging behaviour and explores the principles for working safely together in a range of settings

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop you will:

  • Explore basic adolescent developmentConsider how personal values impact on youth work practice
  • Develop an awareness of safeguarding, professional confidentiality and boundaries within a youth work context
  • Develop skills for managing challenging behaviour
  • Agree principles for safe working.

This training can be linked to your continued professional development CPD and is a great way to network with other professionals


The session combines various teaching methods, including:

  • Discussion
  • Presentation.
  • An experiential exercise.
  • Small group and pair work.
  • Whole group discussion.


Practitioners working with young people in groups or 1-1 settings, e.g. school staff, youth workers, residential care workers:

• Class teacher
• Learning Mentor
• Pastoral Lead
• Teaching Assistant
• Family support Worker
• Headteacher
• Assistant Head
• Social Worker
• Nurse
• Support Worker
• Youth Worker
• Parents & Carers


Vanessa Rogers is a nationally acclaimed youth work trainer and author with experience of managing a wide range of services for young people (11-25), including early intervention, youth offending and targeted services. She is best known for creating practice-based educational resources for youth workers and teachers, published worldwide by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. These provide creative ways to engage young people in learning about traditionally emotive topics including relationships and sex (RSE), pornography and peer domestic abuse to develop the life skills to make healthy, positive choices.

She continues to work with young people across the UK on a commissioned basis, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and sits on the council for the Institute for Youth Work (IYW).


Our training courses are designed to build your understanding of key issues & give you the confidence to make a difference in young people’s lives.