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8 Steps to Inclusive Youth work

The NQSF includes “ensuring and promoting equality and inclusiveness” as a Core Principle of Youth Work. The National Youth Strategy states that young people should be “included in society”, that “their equality and rights are upheld”, and “their diversity is celebrated”.

Many groups struggle to know if, or how, they are meeting these criteria because there are no set indicators or measures on equality and inclusive work.

Cover of 8 stepsNYCI's new toolkit 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work has been designed to address this. It offers a comprehensive set of indicator checklists alongside real-life examples of good practice from 16 youth organisations.


The toolkit is broken up into 8 easy-to-follow steps, to help you identify how good inclusive practice is evident and measurable in your organisation's youth work, while also referencing it directly to the NQSF Core Principles and Standards and to the Outcomes in the National Youth Strategy.

Download your copy of the 8 Steps toolkit.

Hard-copy versions are also available (contact  anne@nyci.ie to request).