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Values and Principles

  • The potential of young people - in everything we do we strive to develop young people’s capacity to improve the quality of their lives and to affect change in their communities.
  • Youth Action
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion - in everything we do we seek to respect the rights and responsibilities of each individual, to value young people as they are rather than as they should be and to include young people in the social and economic life of communities.
  • Peace building - in everything we do we want to contribute to a society  in which communities live in peace with each other, in which every individual is valued as a citizen, and in which place there is no place for violence.
  • Volunteering - we aim to promote voluntary commitment as an integral and vital contribution to society

What we believe in

  • Evidence based practice - practice should be based upon research and evaluation.
  • Community development - the process of community development helps to ensure the full inclusion of young people in the social and economic life communities.
  • Youth Action
  • Partnership - the inclusion of young people is best facilitated by effective partnership.
  • Voluntary relationships - young people will more readily participate in voluntary processes than those which involve coercion.
  • Young people led - young people are more likely to engage in initiatives of which they feel real ownership.
  • Innovation - to meet the diverse needs and aspirations of young people today we need to be responsive, flexible and innovative.

Child Protection

YouthAction Northern Ireland are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children, young people and young adults 25 years and under and vulnerable adults 30 years and under, to protect them from physical, sexual and emotional harm and neglect throughout all our programmes and activities.

A full copy of our Child Protection Policy can be made available through contacting




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