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The conference will be a space for discussion, interaction and debate, and sharing the findings of the three year study, ‘Rethinking Impact, Evaluation and Accountability in Youth Work’ (see, led by Tania de St Croix and Louise Doherty from King’s College London.

The conference will take place during Youth Work Week and will be a chance to:

  • hear about the research and our recommendations for practice, policy and funding;
  • discuss youth work and its value and evaluation through a facilitated deliberative workshop;
  • see a new short film made by and with young people on the value of youth work;
  • and take part in a choice of thinking and practice workshops.



9:45am Cuppa and chat (optional)

10am Welcome; introducing the day

10:15am Research presentation (part 1)

10:35am Deliberative workshop and young people’s film

11:55am Closing the morning

12pm LUNCH

1pm Research presentation (part 2)

1:15pm Thinking and practice workshops

The workshop choices are:

  1. Creative approaches to evaluation in youth work practice - Sabah Choudrey & Sally Baxter
  2. Writing for youth work evaluation – Pippa Sterk
  3. Activism and the value of youth work - Adam Muirhead and Rajesh Patel
  4. Anti-oppressive evaluation - Milka Fisiha

2:45pm Feedback, closing comments and reflection

3pm Close and optional chat


This event is free to attend.

As an online event, and mindful of the dangers of being ‘zoomed out’, we invite you to take time out of your busy lives to join us for all or part of the event. If you are able, maybe you can make a day of it – put your out-of-office on, dress in whatever way makes you feel comfy / inspired, and plan a nice lunch or break…

Access and comfort: All are welcome. We will be using Zoom; captions are available. This is a trans inclusive event, feel free to share pronouns if you wish (no pressure) and please avoid making assumptions. There will be an hour's break for lunch and additional comfort breaks. Let us know if there is anything that would make the conference accessible and inclusive for you or others.

At this event

Tania de St Croix

Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Youth and Childhood

Louise Doherty

Research Associate