Youth Service

Quality Assurance Framework

The Quality Assurance Framework has been developed by the youth work sector in Northern Ireland to provide a common and flexible framework to support the continuous improvement in the quality of youth work at all levels, including at local part-time and voluntary unit level.

Local Area Plans & Assessment of Need (Publish Date 1 June 2018)

The local Youth Service Area Plans and Assessment of Need for the period 2018-2020.

Regional Assessment of Need 2017-2020

Youth Service Regional Assessment of Need

Priorities for Youth

The Department of Education Policy for the delivery of Youth Work in Northern Ireland

Review of Residential and Outdoor Education - Consultation Report

Report outlining the findings from the consultation on the Review of Residential and Outdoor Education.

Residential and Outdoor Learning Service Provision - Moving Forward

Paper outlining the model for the delivery of the Education Authority outdoor learning service.

Youth Work Outcomes

A framework of expected outcomes for youth work, outlining a two-tier reporting system which will generate robust and proportionate data gained from all types of DE-funded youth work provision.

Engagement Framework

The Engagement Framework as outlined in the Department of Education’s Priorities for Youth policy, is a proportionate way to demonstrate outcomes of youth work.

Multilingual Minds : the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Newcomer Children and Young People in Northern Ireland

Research commissioned by the Youth Service based on the Regional Assessment of Need for 2017-2020 regarding the mental health needs of newcomer children in Northern Ireland.