The Big Lottery Fund has published seven good practice guides for organisations working with young people.
The new publications, which are free to download, share lessons and practical examples from projects supported by the Young People's Fund. Since 2004 more than £211 million has been invested in projects which actively involve young people in planning and delivering youth services.
The seven new downloadable good practice guides are:
Encouraging active citizenship – supporting young people to make a positive contribution and engage with their community
Actively involving young people – approaches to active involvement that have worked well for BIG-funded projects
Reducing anti-social behaviour and working with young people who have offended or are at risk of offending – examples of tackling ASB to minimise the risk of young people continuing with offending behaviour
Improving behaviour in schools – how youth projects have the potential to influence the behaviour of young people at risk of disengagement or exclusion
Reducing cases of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) – key lessons from youth projects that have helped to keep young people actively engaged with education and identifying the triggers and early warning signs of disengagement
Working with young carers – lessons from organisations working with this hidden group of young people
Working with care leavers – practical examples of ways to engage care leavers within youth projects and helping to address issues such as instability faced by individuals
To download the free guides click here