Youth Services

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Youth Services

Tipperary ETB Youth Work Services develops, co-ordinates, supports and monitors youth work activities in County Tipperary. The service works in partnership with a range of key providers including Foróige, Tipperary Regional Youth Service, Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Service, North Tipperary Leader Partnership, South Tipperary Development Company. The service also works in cooperation with a range of other statutory and voluntary agencies.

The Youth Officers aim to encourage partnership in the youth work sector and to promote the common goal and purpose of youth work for the benefit of all young people.

Youth Work Act, 2001

The Youth Work Act, 2001 provides a legal framework for the provision of youth work programmes and services and gives statutory responsibility at national level to the Minister for Education and Skills and at local level to the VECs (now ETBs) for the development of youth work and it’s co-ordination with other services for young people.

Definition of Youth Work

‘A planned programme of education designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young persons through their voluntary participation, and which is complementary to their formal academic or vocational education and training’

– Youth Work Act, 2001

Education and Training Board – Youth Work Functions

The ETB Act 2013, accords Tipperary Education and Training Board the function to ‘support the provision, coordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in its functional area and provide such information as may be requested by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in relation to such support’.

Role of the Youth Officers

The implementation of the National Quality Standards Framework for Youth Work
The implementation of the Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups
Administration of the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme for Volunteer-led Youth Clubs
Administration of funding for Youth Projects
Co-ordination of youth plans, proposals and activities in Tipperary
Make recommendations on grant applications, registration and project allocations
Manage the appointment of the ETB Youth Work Committee

Youth Service Providers in Tipperary

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Contact Details

South Tipperary Area North Tipperary Area
Youth Officer: Lisa Kavanagh
Tipperary Education and Training Board,
Administrative Offices,
Western Road,
Co. Tipperary.Tel: 00353 52 6121067
Mobile: 00353 86 8263157
Fax: 00353 52 6125951
Youth Officer: Lorraine Duane
Tipperary Education and Training Board,
Lifelong Learning Service,
Martyrs Road,
Co. Tipperary.Tel: 00353 67 31845
Mobile: 00353 87 9508048
Fax: 00353 67 46026

Local Youth Club Grant Schemes

Tipperary ETB Youth Work Committee