What does it mean to practice youth work ethically? How does ethical theory relate to the youth work profession? What are the moral dilemmas confronting youth workers today, and how should practitioners respond? Youth Work Ethics examines these questions and more and should be on the reading lists of all youth work trainees and practitioners. A wide range of topics are covered, including: confidentiality; sexual propriety; dependence and empowerment; equity of provision; interprofessional working; managing dual relationships; working across cultures; working within an agency.

Referral and Working Across Professional Disciplines

Referral and Working Across Professional Disciplines

Referral and working across professional disciplines


Internationally, there has been increasing pressure for different professions to work together. This a good thing: young people deserve to have the best expertise available when they need it, and youth workers need to be well connected and skilled at making the right referral and in working together on issues with other professionals. Other players might speak different professional languages and have different perspectives on their work with young people, and it isn't always easy. And there can be some quite tricky ethical dilemmas that arise …

Partnership and collaboration has developed as a core practice criterion in youth policy over the last decade. It is overtly required in the Every Child Matters (Chief Secretary ...

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