In the UK and Ireland, Y Care International is the leading champion of global youth work – an emerging dynamic youth work discipline that engages young people to make sense of our complex world and take positive action for change.

With our partners in the YMCA movement and other youth work organisations, we engage young people in the UK and Ireland living in deprivation or who experience discrimination. All too often these young people are not reached through the formal education sector and denied opportunities to influence decision making.

Our focus is on building the abilities of youth workers and other practitioners to effectively engage young people. We support them through providing networking opportunities, training and access to youth work resources.