Cavan and Monaghan ETB Youth Work Functions

Under the Education and Training Boards Act 2013, Cavan and Monaghan ETB has been given the legislative responsibility of supporting;

“the provision, coordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in its functional area and provid(ing) such information as may be requested by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in relation to such support.”   (Section 10 (1) (j))

 

  1. Provision:
  • To support the provision of youth work in Cavan and Monaghan ETB’s operational area.
  • Cavan and Monaghan ETB Youth Work Committee will develop a Youth Work Plan as informed by the National Youth Strategy / National Youth Policy Framework Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures (2014-2020).
  1. Coordination:
  • Identify local needs analysis / gaps as informed by Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) progress reports, etc.
  • Interagency collaboration with agencies and groups such as Tusla, Children and Young People’s Services Committees, Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund (YPFSF) Local Development Groups, Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces, Irish Youth Justice Service, local authorities, HSE, Comhairle na nÓg, schools, Youthreach and others as appropriate.
  • Support and complement formal education.
  1. Administration:

CMETB currently provide an administrative, oversight and governance function to the following DCYA Funded Projects.

Monaghan Youth Service Projects

  • ISPCC Monaghan Project – funded through the YPFSF and managed by the ISPCC
  • Early School Leavers Project – funded through the RYFS and managed by Youth Work Ireland
  • Youth Information Centre – funded by the YIC and managed by Youth Work Ireland

Cavan Youth Service Projects

Non DCYA Funded Youth Projects

CMETB currently provide an administrative, oversight and governance function to the following DCYA Funded Projects.

Monaghan Youth Service Projects

  • Anti Bullying and Youth Resilience – funded by Monaghan County Council Local Action Plan by SEUPB and managed by the ISPCC
  • Journeys Monaghan – funded by SEUPB and managed by Youth Work Ireland
  • Healthy Schools Initiative – funded by Pobal and led out by Inver College & Castleblayney College

Cavan Youth Service Projects

  • Face Off Youth Project – funded by Cavan County Council Local Action Plan by SEUPB and managed by Foroige
  • Journeys Cavan – funded by SEUPB and managed by Youth Work Ireland

 

Cavan and Monaghan ETB administer for the DCYA an annual funding call for Volunteer Led Youth Groups – The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme

  1.  Assessment

 National Quality Standards Framework

Implement the roll out and support of the National Quality Standards Framework for youth workservices funded by the DCYA.  Its aim is to assist youth work organisations to identify strengths and areas for development in their services and to benchmark progress accordingly.  Having done so, services take a structured and developmental approach to the assessment of youth work provision, examining its level, impact and efficacy.  The role of the ETB is to facilitate and oversee this process with DCYA-funded youth work services in its operational area.

National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups

As a natural progression to the NQSF for staff-led projects, the Department has rolled out a set of National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups. They present an opportunity for youth groups to demonstrate their commitment to best practice and to the delivery of quality programmes and activities, which meet the needs and expectations of their young members.  All youth groups funded through the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme are required to engage in the standards process.

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