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Youth Work Ethics

Youth Work Ethics

First Edition

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Social Policy | Theory | Values & Ethics

June 2009 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
Ethis is a vital issue for youth workers. Youth work projects are often established to encourage an ethical purpose among young people and this book helps youth workers to think about ways of developing ethical reflection in young people. It considers the establishment of organisations, by neighbourhoods and networks, to express an ethical purpose among young people. Youth work professionals will learn how to site their practice within the professional code and work in complex and unpredictable contexts. The book also encourages youth workers to think about the development of ethical reflection by young people.
Why worry about ethics in youth work?
Values: association and listening
Values: equality
Values: participation
Developing ethical reflection by young people
Youth workers and ethical conduct
Youth work organisations as ethical projects
Ethics and research in youth work
Setting ethical priorities and explaining them

"This is a long awaited, easily accessible text on youth work ethics." (Lecturer, University of Derby.)

A comprehensive book focusing on youth work ethics, ideal for youth work students exploring and getting to grips with ethics for the first time.

Mrs Charlie Porter-Baker
School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
August 29, 2023

Exploring the ethics of youth work and the impact this has upon professional practice. Drawing from the professional guidelines such as NOS, NYA and the UNCRC. It offers critical debate to the practitioner and student alike through the use of case studies. A good read to explore the underlying and guiding thread that is core to youth work.

Mr Ian Jones
Health, Community & Social Care, Bradford College
June 13, 2015

This is an accessible and clear text highlighting the fundamental ethical principles in youth and community work practice. This book explores the cornerstones of ethical practice including, participation, equality, voice and association and makes links to the moral and ethical dilemmas in practice.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
June 27, 2014

An excellent book which is key to those studying youth and community work programmes

Mrs Alana Enoch
Faculty of Education and Training, University of Wales, Trinity St David
October 3, 2012

Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts has been involved in youth work for many years and currently is a Principal Lecturer leading youth work courses at the University of Teesside. Amongst his previous roles, he has been Church of England National Youth Officer, Company Secretary for Sunderland Youth Employment Project and regional coordinator for the Community Work Assessment Consortium for North East England. He has been working in Middlesbrough at the University of Teesside since 2003, and has developed the MSc Youth Work course, the BSc Youth Studies and Youth Work, and the Foundation Degree Working With Young People and Young People’s Services. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844452460