North West Office: 07544866499 Belfast Office: 028 90130347

At Youth Work Work Alliance we work to achieve: a strong independent voice for members and a skilled and confident youth sector workforce. We also work to achieve youth organisations that are well managed and governed effectively, and youth settings that are safe, inclusive, participative and deliver a high quality service.

These values guide Youth Work Alliance in all that we do:

  • Passion for children and young people achieving their full potential
  • Empathy for the challenges facing children, young people, youth workers and volunteers
  • Advocacy with and for member organisations
  • Collaboration within the broader youth work sector and related and relevany stakeholders
  • Enablement of member organisations to effectively serve children and young people


See what people are saying about Youth Work Alliance

Being part of the YWA has massive benefits for me personally and for my organisation. We have a support network that allows us to develop our service and enhance our practice, while networking through a number of methods and activities. All on a local, national and international basis.

It is great to have so many opportunities to meet with others to share learning, information and sometimes challenges. It makes you feel less isolated knowing that we can come together discuss issues and propose solutions

The advantages of being a member of the Youth Work Alliance for us is having access to up to date support, services and information, being part of larger youth work collective and having opportunities for networking…

I have been involved with the North West Forum over the past two years and during this period that we have received a lot of support regarding youth work issues. I also welcome the fact that the forum consists of representatives from right across the youth sector…

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