This national guidance document has been developed within the Federation to assist Youth Work Ireland Member services in considering how to best provide support and services for young people and communities in the context of Covid 19. The document is a “live” document and will evolve with the learning within the Youth Work Ireland Federation and guidance and policy as provided by relevant agencies.
Youth Work Ireland have developed a guidance document which will assist Youth Work Ireland Member Youth Services to plan and provide services according to the 5 Levels set out in the National Framework for Living with Covid 19. This document will also be of use to stakeholders and partners in understanding what has informed the service plans and service provision available locally.
Importantly, this document is only guidance, compiled from the best sources available. The guidance does not supersede the right and responsibility that Youth Work Ireland Member Youth Services hold to determine how to best exercise their duty of care while meeting their commitment to supporting young people and communities. Member Youth Services, therefore, have discretion and are ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety of the young people, volunteers, staff, and the communities they serve; and will implement guidance accordingly, with variations as needed.