Youth Work Ireland works to develop the potential of young people and to strengthen communities in Ireland through quality youth services. Young people are at the heart of the organisation and are supported with excellent standards in volunteers, leaders, staff and services.
This Strategic Plan provides a planning framework for our entire federal organisation to ensure all young people can have access to a youth service. A process of alignment of our member’s strategic plans in terms of timing and content has already begun and will continue throughout the lifetime of this plan.
In 2014 we engaged in an extensive consultation process meeting with all our local boards, our Youth Action Group, key external and internal stakeholders such as other NGOs, Government Departments and State Agencies. The process was overseen by a steering group comprising representatives of the key stakeholders in the organisation. Over the course of this plan the importance of the outcomes in the Better Outcomes Brighter Futures Framework was apparent. The new National Youth Strategy has its basis in this Framework and reaffirms the five national outcomes for young people. Youth Work Ireland currently delivers under each of these outcomes and seeks to describe its work under in these areas.