Written answers

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Youth Services

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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333. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the implementation of the national quality standards framework for youth projects and services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50722/19]

Photo of Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
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The National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) is primarily a support and development tool for youth work. It provides a structured framework for organisations to assess, indicate and enhance their work and supports organisations to articulate their youth work practice using a common language.

The NQSF operates on a 3-yearly cycle and was introduced nationally on a phased and incremental basis commencing in September 2010. Support and guidance for local youth work services is provided by the local Education and Training Board (ETB) Youth/Liaison Officer. National youth work organisations will be supported by a NQSF Standards Officer.

NQSF for Youth Work is currently being considered in the context of the new Targeted Youth Funding Scheme.


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