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


CMETB links with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Values of Youth Work

Cavan and Monaghan ETB Youth Work Functions

Cavan and Monaghan ETB – Youth Work Committee:

Volunteer-led Youth Work Provision in Cavan and Monaghan

DCYA Funded Youth Work Service Provision in Cavan and Monaghan

All Youth Service Provision in Co. Cavan

All Youth Service Provision in Co. Monaghan

Contact Information
Maureen Mc Intyre – Youth Officer
Cavan Office

Church View
Cavan Town
Co. Cavan

Monaghan Office 

Market Street
Monaghan Town
Co. Monaghan

Tel: 049 4353910
Fax: 049 4361180
Tel: 047 30888 ext 175
Fax: 047 30889
Sonya McQuaid – Oversight and Monitoring

Monaghan Office – Tel: 047 30888 ext 176

Úna Rudden – Youth Support & Finance

Cavan Office – Tel: 049 4330144 ext. 210


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