Outcome 2: Young people manage personal, social and formal relationships

Outcome 2 focuses on the relationships young people develop and maintain though youth work, and the role that youth work plays in the quality of all young people’s relationships.

These relationships can be with friends, peers, family and carers, or adults they come into contact with in a range of settings – school, work, college, police, social work and healthcare to name but a few.

The indicators of this outcome allow for tolerance, rights and conflict to be explored and measured.

There are three component parts to this outcome:

  • Personal relationships
  • Social relationships
  • Formal relationships

Like all of the Youth Work Outcomes, Outcome 2 and its indicators can be can be used to measure changes in an individual or within a group or project.

Download the full list of outcomes and indicators.

How to use the indicators

There are 14 indicators for you to choose from to help you measure this outcome. Some indicators measure specific parts of the outcome whilst others apply across the whole outcome. You do not need to select all of them. You should select the indicators that are most relevant and useful for your planning and self-evaluation, and those that really help you understand if your youth work is making a difference.

When using the outcomes and indicators, you need to translate or apply them to your local youth work context. The following questions can help you do this and you can use our Translating Indicators template to help you with this process.

  • What does Outcome 2 mean within the context of the projects or youth work you have selected? Outcome 2 can be applied to a whole service, a project or programme or an individual youth work session.
  • Which indicators are most relevant and useful to your youth work?
  • What do your selected indicators mean in the context of your youth work?
  • What does success look like?
  • How will you measure the indicators?
  • Who will collect the data?
  • How will you store the data?
  • How will you use the data for reflection and service improvement?

Indicators

Please select an indicator to find more details and suggested ways of measuring it. You should also consider if there are other indicators that you could develop which would be useful to measure this outcome.

 

Indicator

Which part of the outcome does this measure?

1

Young people show respect towards others

All

2

Young people resolve conflict peacefully within their relationships

All

3

Young people are positive about people who are different from them

All

4

Young people challenge prejudice and discrimination

All

5

Young people are equipped to use social media responsibly

All

6

Young people communicate effectively with others using a range of methods

All

7

Young people behave appropriately in a range of contexts

All

8

Young people make new friends

Social

9

Young people manage friendships

Social

10

Young people include others in their youth group

Social

11

Young people support other young people in their youth group

Social

12

Young people understand professional relationships and boundaries

Formal

13

Young people express their thoughts and feelings to appropriate adults (youth workers, teachers, GPs)

Formal

14

Young people have positive roles models though youth work

Formal

 

Within each indicator, there are suggestions of how you might measure that particular indicator but this is not an exhaustive list. You can come up with your own way of measuring the indicator and the toolkits in the Other tools to help you section might also be helpful.

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