Our introduction to youth work delivers weekly sessions on different aspects of youth work practice and forms. This induction training is:

  • for part time staff and volunteers
  • free for anyone volunteering or working with young people in Medway. 

Training sessions



What is youth work

How Medway Youth Service works and what we deliver. Outlining the theoretical underpinnings of youth work, including youth work principles and the variety of settings where youth work takes place.

Young people’s development

Discussing theories of adolescent development, examining how this informs youth work practice.

Online youth work

How to run engaging youth work online, considering facilitation, safeguarding and tools for delivery.

Reflective practice and youth participation

Exploring youth participation and reflective practice in youth work.

Communicating with young people

Effective communication skills, focussing on listening and reflection with young people.

Group work within a youth work setting

Covering key group work theories and skills, encouraging participants to reflect on the role they play in groups as well as how they work with groups.

Working with challenging behaviour in youth work settings

Exploring various strategies for youth workers supporting young people with challenging behaviour and the importance of developing positive relationships to achieve this.

Anti-Discriminatory practice in youth work

Defining and exploring the role of youth work in challenging prejudice and discrimination.

Supporting young people with additional needs

Key considerations for supporting young people with additional needs and learning difficulties in a youth work setting.

Health and safety in a youth work setting

Explaining the importance of health and safety in a youth work setting and the role of youth workers in creating safe environments for young people.

Information Advice and Guidance work – supporting young people around education, training and employment

Exploring strategies for supporting young people around education, training and employment.

Custom training opportunities

We can also provide custom youth service training for youth organisations or companies that work with young people for a small fee.

For more information

If you have any questions, email: youth.enquiries@medway.gov.uk.