Staffordshire University Visiting Professor Paul Fenton will be appearing as a keynote speaker at a series of six conferences around the UK and Ireland being held by TAG: The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work throughout March 2016.
The conferences – Shaping the Future: Where Now For Youth and Community Work? – aim to act as a catalyst for shaping the future of youth and community work education, practice and service delivery. As Paul Fenton explains, “Following a sustained period of decline for publicly funded youth and community work, this conference series will ask whether the profession can reimagine itself as a movement focussed on the needs of young people and communities, distinct from the policy initiatives of successive governments.”
Paul is involved in organising the conferences through his role as Lead Officer with TAG: The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work, and as Visiting Professor at Staffordshire University.
The first conference takes place on Saturday 5th March at the University of Huddersfield, followed by further dates at Glyndwr University, the University of Glasgow, the University of Worcester, the University of Brighton and the Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland.
For more information on the conferences visit the TAG: The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work website.