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Question: Drawing on your knowledge of a specific multi-professional and inter-agency partnership, analyse the current context for practice for professional youth and community workers.

You should analyse organisational and management cultures which support or inhibit partnership in practice and present one ethical dilemma, which challenges you as a professional youth and community worker.

(This essay will present the ethical dilemma of the Police working alongside Burnage High school predominantly focusing on the unequal partnership. In addition to this, I will be analysing certain cultures, which arise in inter-agency working using Burnage High School as a case study, and finally I will begin with analysing the current context of youth and community work.)

Answer: Working with young people and/or community work has always had a strong...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 5433
  • Date submitted: September 28, 2014
  • Date written: February, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6084

Question: Edexcel Level 5 Diploma for the Learning Development and Support Services Workforce (QCF)

Unit 1: Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication

Assessment criteria

OUTCOME 1
1.1 Review the range of groups and individuals whose communication needs must be addressed in own job role

1.2 Explain how to support effective communication within own job role

1.3 Analyse the barriers and challenges to communication within own job role

1.4 Implement a strategy to overcome communication barriers

1.5 Use different means of communication to meet different needs



OUTCOME 2
2.1 Monitor the effectiveness of communication systems and practices

2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of existing communication systems and practices

2.3 Propose improvements to communication systems and practices to address any shortcomings

2.4 Lead the implementation of revised communication systems and practices



OUTCOME 3
3.1 Use communication systems to promote partnership working

3.2 Compare the effectiveness of different communications systems for partnership working

3.3 Propose improvements to communication systems for partnership working



OUTCOME 4
4.1 Explain legal and ethical tensions between maintaining confidentiality and sharing information

4.2 Analyse the essential features of information sharing agreements within and between organizations

4.3 Demonstrate use of information management systems that meet legal and ethical requirements

Answer: 1.1 - As a Care Coordinator I have a responsibility to my...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Unit 1: Use and Develop Systems that Pro
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3604
  • Date submitted: July 05, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4193

Question: Critically examine the role of Community Development initiatives in enabling local communities to exert control over the conditions that effect their lives.

Answer: The idea of community is found everywhere in contemporary social and public...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3546
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3289

Question: Edexcel Level 5 Diploma for the Learning Development and Support Services Workforce (QCF)

Unit 3: Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Assessment criteria

1.1 Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility

1.2 Analyse the potential effects of barriers to equality and inclusion in own area of responsibility

1.3 Analyse the impact of legislation and policy initiatives on the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility

2.1 Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in policy and practice

2.2 Challenge discrimination and exclusion in policy and practice

2.3 Provide others with information about:
– the effects of discrimination
– the impact of inclusion
– the value of diversity

2.4 Support others to challenge discrimination and exclusion

3.1 Analyse how systems and processes can promote equality and inclusion or reinforce discrimination and exclusion

3.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of systems and processes in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility

3.3 Propose improvements to address gaps or shortfalls in systems and processes

4.1 Describe ethical dilemmas that may arise in own area of responsibility when balancing individual rights and duty of care

4.2 Explain the principle of informed choice

4.3 Explain how issues of individual capacity may affect informed choice

4.4 Propose a strategy to manage risks when balancing individual rights and duty of care in own area of responsibility

Answer: 1.2 - Different kinds of Barriers that may exist are: Cultural barriers...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Unit 3: Champion Equality, Diversity and
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3182
  • Date submitted: July 05, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4194

Question: What are the strengths and limitations of 'Plan, Do, Review' models in relation to reflective practice and critical campaigning in youth and community work?

You should use either an historical or a contemporary example of campaigning in this essay and critically analyse the potential for the youth and community worker/project to act as enabler and/or ally and/or advocate.

(The example that this essay will focus will be the role of the youth worker as an ally regarding the campaign for ‘Dudley Mosque’. Dudley Mosque was campaigning to gain permission to expand and build a new mosque to fulfill the demands of the Muslim population in Dudley.)

Answer: The ‘Plan, Do and Review’ model has been a key tool used...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2737
  • Date submitted: September 28, 2014
  • Date written: January, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6085

Question: Using the seven characteristics of community life outlined by Beatson, describe and analyse a group you are familiar from reading or first hand experience.

Answer: In discussing the above I have chosen a sporting group. The group...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2357
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1526

Question: ‘The role of the community worker is fraught with tensions and dilemmas.’ Discuss this statement, illustrating you answer with examples from practise (your own or from literature) where appropriate.

Answer: In Britain in the 21st century, community workers are often linked with...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2261
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2007
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3260

Question: Should community and youth workers teach ‘emotional intelligence’?

Answer: Emotional intelligence has its roots deeply embedded in the idea of ‘social...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 2233
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3261

Question: Analyse one policy area in relation to a specific aspect of the management of volunteering within the organisation.

Outcome 2 - Volunteering Management - Unit F424 35
Policy and Practice

In this unit candidates should examine general aspects of policy and legislation and relate these to their own situation. They should then examine policy, legislation and volunteering practice in a contextualised situation

Provide a written response of (approx 2000 words) that analyses one policy area in relation to a specific aspect of the volunteering management and critique this aspect in relation to the organisation. This may be supported with appendices.

Answer: I have decided to analyse the EXPENSES POLICY in relation to the...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Volunteering Management
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2167
  • Date submitted: June 15, 2012
  • Date written: December, 2011
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4163

Question: Edexcel Level 5 Diploma for the Learning Development and Support Services
Workforce (QCF)

Unit 2: Promote Professional Development

1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice

1.2 Analyse potential barriers to professional development

1.3 Compare the use of different sources and systems of support for professional development

1.4 Explain factors to consider when selecting opportunities and activities for keeping knowledge and practice up to date

2.1 Evaluate own knowledge and performance against standards and benchmarks

2.2 Prioritise development goals and targets to meet expected standards

3.1 Select learning opportunities to meet development objectives and reflect personal learning style

3.2 Produce a plan for own professional development, using an appropriate source of support

3.3 Establish a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan

4.1 Compare models of reflective practice

4.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice to improve performance

4.3 Use reflective practice and feedback from others to improve performance

4.4 Evaluate how practice has been improved through:
– reflection on best practice
– reflection on failures and mistakes

Answer: 1.1 - The importance of continually improving my knowledge, is to ensure...


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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Unit 2: Promote Professional Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2129
  • Date submitted: July 04, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4192

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