Youth Work Networks

VOYC Devon and DYS Space are working together to support a series of youth networks across Devon. So far we have supported the creation of youth work networks in Tavistock, Exeter, Teignbridge, Exmouth, North and East Devon. The first meeting of a network for the South Hams (Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes area) will be starting in early March 2020.

The next meetings that are booked are shown below and please contact the VOYC office for more information:

South Hams (2nd March), Exeter (23rd March), East Devon (30th March), Teignbridge (1st June) & Exmouth (8th June) 

We believe that it is important for not-for-profit organisations to network and collaborate for mutual benefit to support the important work you do with young people. The main objectives, as we see it, for these local networks are to:

  • promote and facilitate effective collaboration and joint working between those organisations working with and for young people;
  • enable the sharing of resources for and with the sector;
  • develop the skills and strengths of not-for-profit organisations to better support young people and their families;
  • enable you to have your views heard about the issues impacting upon you and your work with young people.       

We hope that these groups will meet these times a year, with the meetings being a chance to share what work you’re doing and to try and ensure young people’s needs are met. The groups could also, in time, present a strong voice to effect change in your local area.

If you'd like more information about the local Youth Work Networks please email mark@voycdevon.org.uk