North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire’s Youth Work is an educational practice contributing to young people’s learning and development. Engaging with young people within their communities; it acknowledges the wider networks of peers, community and culture; it supports the young person to realise their potential and to address life’s challenges critically and creatively and it takes account of all strands of diversity. Youth Work takes place in a variety of settings, whilst using numerous approaches. It centres around young people’s needs and wants, where young people choose to participate, and builds from where young people are at recognising the young person and the youth worker as partners in a learning process.