This book has grown out of the Transforming Youth Work management programme developed by a consortium of the National Youth Agency, the Association of Principal Youth and Community Officers, the Department for Education and Skills, the University of Leicester and FPM. It aims to help leaders and managers of services for young people pause and think, and to build their capacity to lead and manage in a world of change and complexity.

The focus is on local authority youth services and voluntary sector youth organisations but it also recognises and is relevant for those working in wider services for young people.

The material is organised into 12 chapters ranging from the context of youth work and services, principles and theories of modern management, managing for high performance, a look at the future and making it happen. It is structured through a cycle of scanning, planning, deploying resources, delivering the service, monitoring progress, reporting to stakeholders and building relationships.

Leading and managing youth work services for young people:

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