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.

Youth Work as a Profession

Youth Work as a Profession

Youth work as a profession


The last chapter discussed the idea of a profession, arguing that the professions are constituted by their commitment to serve a vulnerable client group, and that a profession fundamentally describes a kind of relationship, rather than a status. I argued that on this understanding, youth work was, and couldn't not be, a profession. The point of this chapter is to try to sketch out what that means. We will need to work out a clear understanding of the young person as a client, and the nature of the commitment of service which we undertake. From this, we can start to define youth work as a professional practice. The chapter concludes with a definition of youth work ...

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