Exploring our certainties: proving to improve
This month, Kenton Hall, Communications Officer for the Centre, offers his reflections on "proving" and "improving" and the questions this discussion have raised within the youth sector:
Imagine for a moment that you know nothing about working with young people.
For those who have dedicated their lives to the study and practice of supporting better outcomes for young people, this may seem an impossible leap to make. It is too much part of the fabric of who they are; they are confronted, day-to-day, by challenges both personal and procedural, by the dichotomy between the complexity of working with individuals and the minutiae of enabling the provision of this work.
And, most importantly, there are actual young people involved, whose lives and futures can be affected positively or negatively as a result of that work.