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Dear Poverty – A resource exploring poverty through an intersectional lens

This resource has been designed by young people for other young people, youth workers, educators and youth leaders to explore the concept of poverty through the […]

NYCI Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027

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Our Strategic Plan for the period 2023-2027 is an ambitious roadmap that paves the way for a future where young people in every community are empowered through excellent youth work to realise their potential and actively participate in an inclusive society.

NYCI Budget 2024 Round-up

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In Budget 2024 we called for a total package of €264m to address challenges facing young people including the cost-of-living crisis, accommodation shortages, youth homelessness and the need for increased youth work supports. See our analysis of what Budget 2024 means for young people and youth work.

NSETS Professional Focus Guidance Note

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The purpose of this Guidance Note is to provide specific additional/supplementary information on ‘Professional Focus, Coherence and Structure’. This guidance should provide those educational institutions who […]

NSETS Practice Placement Guidance Note

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The purpose of this Guidance Note is to provide specific additional/supplementary information on the ‘Length and Nature of Practice Placements’. This guidance provides those educational institutions […]

Child Safeguarding Policy Development Toolkit

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This updated Policy Toolkit supports youth work organisations to develop and review your child safeguarding policy and procedures that describe all the safeguarding measures in place […]

Promoting Health in the Youth Sector

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Over the past few years, there has been significant developments at policy and strategy levels, both internationally and nationally, which provide a strong rationale for promoting […]

Young Voices Report 2023

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This report was compiled through a consultation with young people, as part of the Young Voices - EU Youth Dialogue process in Ireland. The focus of […]

Submission to the Low Pay Commission on the Sub-Minima Rates of the Minimum Wage July 2023

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NYCI has long advocated for an end to sub-minima rates of the National Minimum Wage based on age, and we outline the reasons why in this […]

NYCI Audited Accounts 2022

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022 The directors present the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2022. See complete Annual Report at […]

National Climate Justice Conference

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Seventy-seven members of the broader youth work sector came together for the National Climate Justice Conference. The overall aim of the conference was to support attendees […]

NYCI Prebudget Submission 2024

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Our pre-Budget Submission 2024 outlines a total package of upwards of €264m to address challenges facing young people including the cost-of-living crisis, accommodation shortages, youth homelessness […]

Vision for Youth Work

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The Vision for Youth Work, developed together with our membership and the wider youth sector, sets out a vision for the future direction of youth work […]

NYCI Annual Report 2022

With our members, we’ve worked hard to make sure youth work is recognised and valued; to build knowledge, skills and capacity throughout the sector; to influence public policy and to highlight youth work and youth issues on a national and international level. Take a read through our work in 2022 in our annual report to find out more and discover the inspiring stories of positive changes our members have brought to the young individuals and communities they serve.

Action Plan for Youth Services session plan

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This session plan aims to help youth workers to deliver a short 15–30-minute session to prepare young people to share their views. Why is this important? […]

NYCI Amended Constitution 2022


NYCI Submission to Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

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NYCI addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on Tuesday 18th April to highlight issues around Youth Work. This submission provided members […]

STEAM and Digital Youth Work in Ireland

This report is an analysis of the role and impact of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and Digital Youth Work on a national scale in […]

Enhancing Young Peoples’ Digital Competences

This report has been developed as part of the Strategic National Agency Cooperation (SNAC) on Digital Youth Work (DYW), which improves and develops digital youth work […]

NYCI Submission to Oireachtas Committee – Future of the Media 01.02.23

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National Youth Council of Ireland submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht on future business model plans and long-term vision for the media sector.

Managing Complaints and Allegations

This guidance document has been written for those who are working and volunteering in the youth work sector in a range of youth services, projects, and […]

STEAM in Youth Work Framework

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The STEAM in Youth Work Framework is a tool for youth workers and other practitioners to get some guidelines around STEAM in Youth Work and to […]

Building Things & Playing with Lights

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This Activity Guide covers STEAM activities around Marble Runs, Pinhole Photography, Bridge Building and Smartphone Photography. It is for youth workers and other practitioners working with […]

Games in Youth Work Handbook

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This practical toolkit is packed full of ideas, guidance, tips, templates and resources for youth workers who want to: Include gamification in their regular youth work Use existing […]