Youth Work: A Manifesto For Our Times – Revisited

The Youth & Policy editorial group are delighted to re-publish Bernard Davies’ Manifesto for Youth Work, re-framed to reflect on the current context for the field. Originally published 10 years ago in 2005, Davies’ Manifesto has been an influential document in both practical and academic discussions of what constitute the key features of youth work. We hope it stimulates reflection on the role of empowerment, voluntary participation and working with groups in youth work practice today. Re-publishing it in our 2015 election issue of the journal feels timely as we face what feels to be a critical juncture for youth work and youth services.


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