Detached and Outreach Youth Work Training

Course Details

This training course runs over a number of days, currently virtually.  The course outlines understanding, knowledge and skills relating to the practice of detached and outreach youth work.

Participants will:

  • Understand detached and outreach youth work.
  • Understand the skills and knowledge required to be a detached and outreach worker.
  • Understand the importance of power and relationships for detached and outreach youth work.
  • Understand how practice, legislation and organisational needs affect detached and outreach youth work.
  • Create a plan for detached and outreach youth work.
  • Be able to implement a plan for detached and outreach youth work.
  • Be able to record detached and outreach sessions.
  • Evaluate the impact of detached and outreach sessions.
  • Be able to reflect on professional detached and outreach practice

Matt Parry

I have a deep passion and commitment to the provision of youth support services for young people in Wales, having 25 years (22 years of which post qualification at youth and community degree level 6) experience of working with young people and managing youth support services.

The span of my substantial career in the youth and community field has included the management and development of street based/detached, mobile, participation and active involvement, centre based and targeted youth provision.  For many years I was also the Strategic Manager for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Cardiff.  I am committed to social justice and young people’s rights.  I am also an unpaid Director with the charity Sound Progression (creative arts based work with young people).  I am also committed to the training of future youth and community workers and hold a part-time professional tutor role with Cardiff Metropolitan University.

I am a season ticket holder at Cardiff City FC and enjoy travelling the world!


We deliver Detached & Outreach Youth Work Training bespoke to your organisation.

Please contact for to discuss your needs, and we will tailor the course around you.