DEA responded to the September 2007 consultation on the draft National Occupational Standards for Community Learning and Development, including Youth Work.
DEA has helped shape the citizenship strand of the new NOS for youth work, which aims at encouraging young people to broaden their horizons to be active citizens. For example, to meet the standard youth workers must now be able to:
Explore constructively with young people the concept of citizenship including its relevance at local, national and international levels
Explore with young people the global context to personal, local and national decisions and actions
The full suite of standards and useful accompanying documents can be found on the NCVYS web site at www.ncvys.org.uk/index.php?page=284.