Youth Work Act 2001

Youth work functions of F5 [ education and training board ].

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9.—(1) F5 [ (1) In addition to the functions conferred on it by or under the Education and Training Boards Act 2013, each education and training board shall, as far as practicable and within the financial resources available to it ]

( a) ensure the provision within its F5 [ education and training board area ] of youth work programmes or youth work services, or both, by—

(i) co-ordinating its plans, proposals and activities with approved national voluntary youth work organisations, designated local voluntary youth work organisations and authorised organisations within its F5 [ education and training board area ] so as to ensure the provision of those programmes and services by those organisations, and

(ii) providing assistance, including financial assistance, to an approved national voluntary youth work organisation, a designated local voluntary youth work organisation or an authorised organisation, and the provision of the financial assistance shall be subject to such conditions as may be determined by the F5 [ education and training board ] in accordance with such guidelines and regulations as may be issued or made by the Minister following consultation with the National Youth Work Advisory Committee,

( b) ensure co-ordination within its F5 [ education and training board area ] of youth work programmes and youth work services with education programmes and other programmes that provide services for young persons,

( c) ensure that in the provision of youth work programmes or youth work services, or both, under paragraph (a), particular regard shall be had to the youth work requirements of—

(i) persons who have attained the age of 10 years but not 21 years, and

(ii) other young persons who are socially or economically disadvantaged,

( d) without prejudice to section 8(1)(e) and (g), monitor and assess the youth work programmes or youth work services, or both, for which moneys are provided under this section and in particular shall have regard to an evaluation of the expenditure incurred in the provision of such programmes or services,

( e) prepare a Development Plan in accordance with section 13 and make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all youth work in its F5 [ education and training board area ] is provided in accordance with the Development Plan, and

( f) consult with and report to, in regard to youth work, such person or persons as the Minister may, from time to time, direct.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1)(a) and (b), an F5 [ education and training board ], in co-ordinating as provided in those subsections, shall have regard to—

( a) the treatment of both male and female young persons, respectively, in relation to access to youth work, and

( b) the number of male and female young persons, respectively, who are likely to participate in the youth work programmes and youth work services.