Black, Asian, Minority Youth Workers Network

We know that society is unequal, and the Youth Sector must do it's part to continually ensure it's commitments to anti-oppressive and anti-racist practices. As an organisation we also need to learn and help where we can to drive forward systems change. We stand in solidarity with our Black, Asian, and colleagues of colour. We have been asked by colleagues with lived experience to help develop the Black, Asian, Minority Youth Workers Network, providing support until the network is self sustaining.

“As always, the North West is leading the way in terms of innovative practice and ensuring that workers and young people have the space to discuss key issues that are of importance to them and their local communities. I’m proud that Youth Focus NW is working alongside grassroots youth workers to develop this bottom up initiative aimed at removing structural and systematic inequalities."

Jaffer Ali Hussain - Lancashire BME Network

The network:

  • is led by a lived experience steering group, made up of practitioners and managers of youth provision
  • has links with academics exploring the issue of race and the impact of institutional racism on the youth sector
  • Offers opportunities for sharing, learning and collaboration
  • provides a safe space to engage in peer discussion and debate

The network welcomes new members, is free to join and meets bi-monthly.