Network of Regional Units
The Network of Regional Youth Work Units (RYWUs) was established in 2008, and is made up of several Regional Youth Work Units, including Youth Focus NW
- North East: youthfocusne.org.uk
- Yorkshire and Humber: youthworkunit.com
- London: Partnership for Young London
The purpose of the Network is to:
- Support and strengthen the capacity of RYWUs, and promote the development of best practice amongst RYWUs in all English regions
- Enable RYWUs to work collaboratively on youth work practice, and services to young people in the regions, without compromising the independence of individual units
- Provide a national voice for RYWUs and ensure that RYWUs play an active role in debates and consultations on national youth policy developments affecting youth work and young people
- Identify potential opportunities for collaboration between RYWUs in securing
national and European funding for regional developments
- Increase the opportunities for young people’s voice and influence in youth policy development, cross-regionally and nationally and internationally
- Organise and/or co-ordinate joint activities/events with RYWUs and other partners on specific issues relating to the enhancement of youth work practice
- Regularly review the working arrangements of the network.
For more information about the Network, visit its blog.