In Depth

How to ensure youth work thrives

Youth work must emphasise its role in early help and communities to prosper in the future, says Bethia McNeil.

Rural youth work: Cut off no more and calling the tune

Young people living in rural areas can find it difficult to access youth services. Joe Lepper finds out how Somerset Rural Youth Project's music network helps young musicians reach a wider audience.

Leadership: Improving family engagement

Involving families with service design and delivery can be the key to empowering people to make real changes in their lives, so professionals must find ways to help them engage and reap the benefits.

Children's policy under May rule: implications of minister changes

Alterations to ministerial briefs at the Department for Education suggest some shifts in policy priorities.

Plan to raise youth work status

The Institute for Youth Work sets out priorities for how the sector can increase its influence and recognition