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Outreach Youth work in Finland Tallinn 5.10.2011

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Presentation on outreach Youth Work in Finland in Estonian seminar on Mobnile Youth Work in 4-5.10.2011

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  • I think this is a very important project to follow through because there many youngsters who are caught in the middle and the need such a project to help recover there dignity. More so it also need a subject matter expert to help in the training of other Youths who will avail themselves for this great opportunities . I am deeply interested in such training.
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  • 1. Outreach Youth Work in Finland
    Shortly brief, background and activities
    Tallinn 5th october 2010
    Tallinn 5th October 2011
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    Senior Adviser, Youth Affairs, Erik Häggman
  • 2. Background and some definitions
    • NEETS in a European context
    • 3. Not in education, employment or training
    • 4. Bridging the Gap Tony Blair's Government 1999
    • 5. Scandinavian discussion, Sweden 2003 – UngaUtanför
    • 6. Now its on discussion all over Europe an European problem
    • 7. The Finnish discussion started in 2007 PM on polarisation
    • 8. More about NEETS later
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    Senior Adviser, Youth Affairs, Erik Häggman
  • 9. Oureach Youth Work
    • Roots in Salvation Army in late 1880
    • 10. have many names changing over time; street work, detached work, outreach work, mobile youth work
    • 11. No common general description
    • 12. different target groups, different mandates etc
    • 13. ”The modern outreach youth work combine all this metodhs
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    Senior Adviser, Youth Affairs, Erik Häggman
  • 14. Why NEETS are in Focus
    • The demograpihc changes in Europe and especially in Finland
    • 15. Time – One or two years outside education, labourmarket and other services increases the risk for being outside for a long time or whole life ( Norway and Swedish research)
    • 16. The costs for the society ( Estimated to 1 milj euro in lifetime (Finland) and thats only the costs
    • 17. Lack of labourforces
    • 18. For the youngster itself
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  • 19. Back to situation in Finland
    • discussion started in 2007 about young people outside work and education (NEETS)
    • 20. There have been different opinions how many they are
    • 21. Now the four central ministries in children and youth policy adapt this fact as a base for governments children and youth policy
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    Senior Adviser, Youth Affairs, Erik Häggman
  • 22. NEETS IN FINLAND – CALCULATION
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  • 23. OUTRERACH YOUTH WORK IN FINLAND
    • Started (Street-work in 70) in 2008 as a Ministry of Education project
    • 24. Based on the national discussion on NEETS
    • 25. Experiences and evaluations from Youth Workshops
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  • 26. Outcomes in OutreachYouthWork 2008 – 2010
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    In 2010 30 000 euro/worker
  • 27. State support to Outreach Youth Work2008 - 2011
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  • 28. Outreach Youth Work in Youth Act
    • With the experiences from 2008 and 2009 Ministries started a work to renew the Youth Act from 2006
    • 29. Basic starting points;
    • 30. holistic approach
    • 31. change the way of thinking
    • 32. towards a knowledge based children and youth policy
    • 33. to get an outreach approach in all administration and service for young people
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  • 34. Renewed Youth Act 2010
    Cross-sectorial cooperation between local authorities
    Outreach Youth Work into Youth Act as primary service for youth, if needed
    Rules for transferring information about young people between authorities
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  • 35. Youth Act - Purpose
    • The purpose of this Act is to support young people's growth and independence, to promote young people's active citizenship and empowerment and to improve young people's growth and living conditions.
    • 36. social empowermentmeans measures targeted at young people and geared to improve life management skills and to prevent exclusion;
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  • 37. Chapter 3. Local youth work and youth policy
    Section 7. Development and implementation of youth work and youth policy
     
    Youth work and youth policy are part of the local authority's responsibilities. The implementation of youth work shall be the responsibility of local authorities, youth associations and other organisations doing youth work. Youth services may also be produced regionally by local authorities in cooperation.
    The local youth work and youth policy shall comprise educational guidance of young people; facilities and hobby opportunities; information and advisory services; support to youth associations and other youth groups; sportive, cultural, international and multicultural youth activities; young people's environmental education; and, where needed, youth workshop services and outreach youth work or other forms of activity suited to the local circumstances and needs. (Amendment 693/2010)
    Youth work and youth policy shall be implemented as cross-sectoral cooperation and as cooperation with young people, youth associations and other organisations doing youth work. (Amendment 693/2010)
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  • 38. Chapter 3. Local youth work and youth policy
    Section 7 a. Cross-sectoral cooperation (Amendment 693/2010)
     
    For the planning of cross-sectoral cooperation between local authorities and for the development of implementation, the local authority shall have a youth guidance and service network (coordination body my comment) with representation from the local educational, social and health care, and youth administrations and from the labour and police administrations. In addition, the network may include representatives of the defence administration and other authorities. The network shall work in interaction with organisations providing youth services. Local authorities may also set up a joint network. The network shall not address matters concerning individual young persons.
     
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  • 39. Task for cross-sectoralgroup
    Section 7 a. Cross-sectoral cooperation (Amendment 693/2010)
    With the purpose of improving the inter-operability and impact of services geared to young people, the guidance and service network shall:
    compile information about young people's growth and living conditions and, based on this, assess young people's situation in support of local decision-making and planning;
    promote the coordination and impact of services geared to young people with the aim of providing sufficient accessible services of high quality;
    plan and enhance joint procedures in guiding young people to services and, where necessary, for transferring young people from one service to another;
    promote the flow of information relating to the provision of youth services by planning common procedures for different authorities.
     
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  • 40. Outreach Youth Work in Youth Act
    Section 7 b. Outreach youth work (Amendment 693/2010)
     
    The purpose of outreach youth services is to reach a young person in need of support and help him or her to find services that will promote his or her growth and independence and his or her access to education and to the labour market. Outreach youth work is primarily based on information provided by the young person and on his or her own estimate of the need for support.
    In arranging outreach youth work, the local authority shall designate a local post-holder or a person employed by the local authority as the official responsible for implementing outreach youth work. The outreach youth worker must have necessary education and experience of working with young people. Outreach youth work may be provided by one local authority or by several local authorities in collaboration. The local authority may also arrange outreach youth work by commissioning services from an organisation providing youth services, in which case the local authority shall be responsible for the compliance of these services with this Act.
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  • 41. Modern outreach work
    • Outreach work is a networking and resource-orientedSocial activities directed to groups, which are often difficult to reach by other ways and who need support provided in an accessible way in environments and contexts, which the worker not self organize or control.
    • 42. Methods can be street work, detached youth work, mobile youth work or outreach youth work depending on target groups and environments
    • 43. The aim is to get into a position with the youngster that enables social and personal changes and escort them to needed services and support and reactivate them
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  • 44. Supply of information for outreach youth work
    Section 7 c. Supply of information for outreach youth work (Amendment 693/2010)
     
    The supply of information for outreach youth work shall be conditional on the consent of the young person concerned, unless otherwise provided in this Act or elsewhere.
    Notwithstanding statutes on the confidentiality of data, identification and contact information on a young person shall be delivered to the local authority of his or her home municipality as follows:
    an education provider must deliver information about a school-leaver who has not sought or gained entry to post-compulsory education;
    an education provider must deliver information about a person under 25 years of age who discontinues studies in vocational or general upper secondary education;
    the Defence Forces and the Non-military Service Training Centre must deliver information about a person under 25 years of age who has exemption from military or non-military service owing to non-fitness for service or who discontinues the service.
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  • 45. Experiences, knowledge and challenges so far…. In outreach youth work
    • Need for a good and cross-sectorial discussion between ministries in developing outreach youth work
    • 46. Time that everybody adapt the existence of NEETS on every level in every sector and how many they are. Outreach work made the NEETS visible
    • 47. The “Nordic and European welfare model” counts on that after primary school the youngsters themselves understand and manage to ask for the right services and support. Do they?
    • 48. The need to be open in many directions. The “new” outreach youth work met in the beginning contradictory feelings and doubts about professionalism from “traditional” outreach work
    • 49. The strength in Outreach Youth work lies on the fact that it has no legal rights require young people to anything, it only depends on the yopung persons voluntary participation
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  • 50. Experiences, knowledge and challenges so far…. In outreach youth work
    • The first step in local outreach youth work is to build up a network between authorities which can support the youngsters and give services
    • 51. Outreach youth work is a hard work, the person needs skills and years of experiences, but first of all is a question of personality
    • 52. Time is an important factor in outreach youth work
    • 53. Young people want services and a trustworthy adult who can orient then through the support jungle
    Challenges
    • One challenge is to build up a system with Code of Ethics for Out Reach Youth Work
    • 54. To teach the workers, organisations and superiors in use of reflective methods
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  • 55. Experiences, knowledge and challenges so far…. In outreach youth work
    • Outreach youth work can not replace a good preventive work in youth work, schools, kindergarten etc
    • 56. Who are the NEETS, why are they NEETS, Where do they come from ? What's their own story and background ? Etc
    • 57. We need knowledge about the youngsters
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  • 58. Thank you for your attention
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