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Oxfordshire Youth Annual Youth Work Conference 2019
February 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Oxfordshire Youth are pleased to be hosting our exciting 2019 Annual Youth Work Conference!
Themed Impact and Youth Leadership we are pleased to partner with Youth Challenge Oxfordshire (YOCO) who will provide an inspiring host context.
Confirmed speakers include YOCO, SOFEA, Topaz and the Big Lottery Fund and workshops led by Oxford hubs and UK Youth will explore tools for impact measurement and how to respond to youth loneliness.
There will also be the opportunity to network with youth workers and other volunteer teams, discuss important issues affecting our young people across the county and a market place where you can learn about opportunities available for your young people and support for your organisations
Lunch and refreshments are included and young people are welcome to attend.
Agenda (times may be subject to change):
10:00 Arrivals with coffee and croissants
10:30 Welcome from the CEO Jodie Lloyd-Jones, Oxfordshire Youth
10:35 The Impact of Youth Work hosted by Christine Douglas, Project Director YOCO
– The impact of YOCO (Christine Douglas, YOCO)
– The impact of TOPAZ (Clara Barker, Topaz Coordinator)
– The impact of SOFEA (Richard Kennell, CEO, SOFEA)
11:35 Refreshment break in the market place
11:45 Importance of Measuring Impact for Funding, Sarah Frayne, Funding Officer- Thames Valley, Big Lottery Fund
12:15 Workshops (Choose one)
– Tools for measuring your impact, Sara Fernandez, Director, Oxford Hubs
– Responding to Youth loneliness, Faiza Amin, Membership Manager, UK Youth
14:00 Networking activity session: Encouraging youth leadership and participation, Voice committee and Oxfordshire Youth staff
14:40 Panel discussion: Young People at Risk – preventing and responding to exploitation and loneliness
Alice Dore, Lead Youth Worker, Didcot TRAIN – Inspiring Young People
Nicola Holmes-Brown, STEP OUT Project Manager
Fred Toon, Substance Misuse and Exploitation Officer, Youth Justice Service
Chris Papadopoulos, Senior Practitioner, Aquarius Substance Misuse Service
15:30 Launch of the 2019-2020 membership programme and closing remarks, David Cruchley, Oxfordshire Youth and Jodie Lloyd Jones, Oxfordshire Youth
Further details may be released soon. Please contact us with any questions you may have.