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Young People Survey 2019

Highland Youth Work Review 2019 - Young People

Youth Workers encourage young people and their peers to take part in positive learning opportunities, empowering them to have a voice and develop skills and knowledge to get on in life.

A new 5 year Youth Work Strategy for Highland has recently been agreed and endorsed by the key youth work organisations across Highland – and much of it was informed by the young people survey a year ago – thank you very much if you contributed.

We would be grateful for a few minutes of your time to answer the following questions. This will help us to see how well we are doing and where we can improve. It will also help the youth work partners create an Action Plan to put flesh to the new Strategy.

We've included a link below to the YouthLink Scotland statement on the nature and purpose of youth work to remind us all what is and isn't youth work. We've also presented the three defining features of youth work below to help too.

The information you provide is completely anonymous. Thank You!

https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/media/1255/statementonthenatureandpurposeofyouthwork.pdf

Youth Work has three essential and definitive features:
  • Young people choose to participate
  • The work must build from where young people are
  • Youth Work recognises the young person and the youh worker as partners in a learning process
1. Which age group are you in? *This question is required.
2. Which one of the following best describes your gender? *This question is required.
3. Are you mainly: *This question is required.
4. Do you currently take part in youth work activities?
As you answered no, please tell us why *This question is required.
7. How easy is it to get involved in youth work in your area?
9. Which of the following youth work activities have you been involved in?
10. Please tell us which of the following are important to you for Youth Work to help with: *This question is required.
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I can socialise with my friends and peers
I can get advice
I can try new things
I can learn some new skills
I can learn something about myself
I can have fun
Youth workers help me get to college
Youth workers help me get a job
I can volunteer in the community
I can find out about opportunities
I can get certificates/qualifications
I can progress from one project to another
I get the chance to help plan youh activities for other young people
I get the opportunity to deliver youth activities to other young people
I get the chance to assist in leading groups of young people
I am often asked by my youth worker how good my experiences have been with youth work
I can have my views and ideas heard, known and responded to
I can help make services better for young people
I can be sure that Youth Workers always listen to me
11. Have you achieved or are you working towards any of the following awards: *This question is required.
12. My current involvement with youth work enables me to:
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be more confident
cope better with life
be optimistic about the future
get on better with other young people
have a better relationship with adults who are important in my life
get on better at school
understand how to get a job
understand the importance of making good decisions
confidently to express my views
speak up when I see others being marginalised or treated poorly
make life better for others
understand why it is important to volunteer in my community
experience new things
13. The venue where I participate most in youth work activities is:
18. My overall view of youth work is: *This question is required.