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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

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.

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