Common questions

How many charities are there in Northern Ireland?

How many charities are there in Northern Ireland?

In Northern Ireland independent charitable organisations are common and significant. The sector is estimated at between 7,000 and 12,000 organisations. The Commission commenced the registration of charities in December 2013. Over 6,100 have registered as at January 2020.

What is Youth Work Northern Ireland?

The Youth Service in Northern Ireland aims to ensure opportunities for children and young people to acquire knowledge, skills and experience to enable them to achieve their full potential as valued individuals (Department of Education, 2000).

What do youth action do?

Youth Action engages young people to raise their voices on the issues that matter the most to them. We support the youth sector, run consultations with young people, and advocate on their behalf.

How do I become a youth worker in Northern Ireland?

Routes into Youth Work

  1. Apprenticeship. Level 2 or 3 certificate in youth work practice.
  2. Youth Support Worker. Level 2, 3 or diploma in youth work practice.
  3. Professional Youth Worker. Degree and post-graduate level learning.

What charities are in Northern Ireland?

Cancer Lifeline. 100002-0.

  • Strabane Ethnic Community Association. 100003-0.
  • Disability Action (Ni) 100004-0.
  • Supporting Communities Ni. 100005-0.
  • Lagan Valley Rural Transport. 100006-0.
  • Clooney Soccer School. 100007-0 | Removed.
  • Advice Ni. 100008-0.
  • Rural Community Network Ni. 100009-0.
  • Does the charities Act 2011 apply to Northern Ireland?

    The Act modernises charity law in Northern Ireland and sets out the legal framework within which charities and the CCNI must operate. This framework is broadly in line with that for England and Wales, and Scotland. A similar framework operates in the Republic of Ireland.

    What services do youth Services provide?

    Accessing positive activities and youth work support in the community….Community development and delivery

    • Schools and colleges.
    • Housing.
    • Health including mental health and sexual health services.
    • Police.
    • Local voluntary sector.

    What do youth services provide?

    Youth services provide safe spaces and activities that young people need, want and value; with additional support provided for more disadvantaged young people to access leisure activities and learning experiences from which they would otherwise be excluded.

    What ages are youth?

    There is no universally agreed international definition of the youth age group. For statistical purposes, however, the United Nations—without prejudice to any other definitions made by Member States—defines ‘youth’ as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years.

    What is the treatment model in youth work?

    The Treatment model defines young people as deviant, mad or deficient. They present a social threat to the community. Young people must be treated or made to conform to societal ‘norms’ to become productive members of society and if this is unsuccessful, action should be taken to protect society.

    What is the difference between a youth worker and a social worker?

    Youth work is not the same as social work. To become a youth worker, you need to build specific skills and qualifications that allow you to work with children. You’ll need to learn how to identify problems, know how to resolve them and understand the legal and ethical framework in which you’ll operate.

    Is youth worker a good career?

    Youth work is a wonderful career that can be very rewarding and we high-five you for wanting to dedicate a part of your life to helping vulnerable people. With some careful thought and planning, you can build a long term career that will help change thousands of lives for the better and that is extraordinary.

    How old is YouthAction charity in Northern Ireland?

    In 2019, the charity celebrates 75 years of successfully tackling issues most critical to young people throughout Northern Ireland. YouthAction NI is governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association. We’re registered with the Northern Ireland Charity Commission under number 1110590.

    What is hope for young people in Northern Ireland?

    Giving Young People Across Northern Ireland A Real Sporting Chance. We believe that the best hope for reconciliation and peace in Northern Ireland is to support cross-community projects, where young people aged 11-18 can learn to work together to learn new skills, build friendships and develop their confidence in a safe environment.

    Who are the youth work charities in the UK?

    UK Youth, Youth Scotland, Youth Cymru Youth Work Ireland and YouthAction Northern Ireland are five leading charities working locally, regionally and nationally to improve the life chances of young people. We have relationships spanning 100 years. “I have learned I have more skills than I thought.”

    Who is the governing body of YouthAction ni?

    YouthAction NI is governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association. We’re registered with the Northern Ireland Charity Commission under number 1110590. Ensure YouthAction NI operates to the highest governance standards, within a clear constitutional and legal framework.

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