Youth Services

Youth Services – What do we do?

The Youth Work Act, 2001, defines Youth Work as a planned programme of education designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young persons through their voluntary involvement and which is:

a) complementary to their formal education and training; and,
b) provided primarily by voluntary youth work organisations.

Benefits of youth work for young people:
Personal and social development outcomes: communication skills, confidence and agency, planning and problem solving, relationships, creativity and imagination, emotional intelligence.

The role of Cavan & Monaghan Education & Training Board (CMETB) Youth Service:

Provide assistance and support to the Youth Work organisations and Volunteer-led Clubs/Groups in Cavan & Monaghan

• Administer youth related Grants from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and other statutory agencies

• Implement the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) for Youth Work

• Participate in the work of the Cavan & Monaghan Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC)

• Participate in other Youth related Committees or Groups

• Completion of annual youth work progress reports to DCYA

• Support CMETB’s Youth Work Committee to advise and make recommendations on the performance of the ETB’s youth work functions

Meet the Team

Maureen McIntyre 

Youth Officer

Cavan Office – 049 4330144

Monaghan Office – 047 30888 ext. 207


Sonya McQuaid 

Youth Support & Compliance

Monaghan Office – 047 30888 ext. 208


Úna Rudden

Youth Support & Finance

Cavan Office – 049 4330144 ext. 210


CMETB Youth Work Functions

NQSF – Information for Youth Workers

CMETB – Youth Work Committee

CMETB Youth Work Service Review 2018

Voluntary Youth Work Provision

List of publications

Title for Listing Pdf
Operating Procedures for the Youth Work Committee View pdf 
CMETB LGBTI Youth Service Provision Monaghan View pdf
Better outcomes Brighter Future: National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 – 2020  View pdf
National Policy Strategy for children and young people’s participation in decision making 2015 – 2020  View pdf
A practical guide to including seldom heard children and young people in decision making 2015 View pdf
Quality Standards for Youth Club/Groups View pdf
National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups – ANNUAL PLAN AND PROGRESS REPORT View pdf
National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups – SAMPLE EVIDENCE View pdf
Youth Club/Group Resources and useful links View pdf
Youth Service Directory 2015-2016 for Cavan and Monaghan View Pdf