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Youth work network

Welcome to the Momentum Youth Work Network

Momentum (Norfolk) offers support to voluntary and community organisations working with 11-19-year-olds to help them run high quality, safe, and inclusive services for young people. We at Momentum have recognised that many of these groups are headed up by youth workers working without much support. We have therefore created a Youth Work Network to provide opportunities for youth workers to come together and share best practices and offer support.

What is the Momentum Youth Work Network?

The Momentum Youth Work Network is a community of Norfolk-based youth clubs, groups, and organisations in the Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector working with children and young people aged 11-19 and up to 25 with SEND. The Network provides a means for members to touch base with other youth workers and take time out to reflect on youth work practice, as well as discuss sector needs and challenges in a friendly and supportive environment.

Who can join?

All youth workers are welcome, whether paid or volunteer, from a village youth club or a countywide youth organisation that:

  • Works with children, young people aged 11-19, and up to 25 years for those young people with SEND.
  • Provide services to young people in Norfolk.

Any number of people from the same organisation may join, attend meetings, and participate in network agenda-setting.

We do also welcome Statutory Organisations that provide services to children and young people to join our Network, as we recognise the value of cross-sector sharing and collaboration.

Does it cost to join?

No. Joining and participating in the Momentum Youth Work Network is completely free of charge.

Why should I join?

The Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) in Norfolk consists of hundreds of groups delivering support and services to children and young people. For our sector to be effective we must support one another, understand how our services can work collaboratively together, and raise key issues that impact our sector and those we represent.

The Momentum Youth Work Network exists to do just that and much more:

  • We ensure there is plenty of time to discuss and communicate key challenges across the youth work sector.
  • We allow the network to lead us by allowing members to vote on what they would like to discuss.
  • We provide opportunities to build relationships and network with others.
  • We can help you stay informed and equipped in a rapidly changing sector.
  • We strive to ensure that your views are represented at a strategic level. 
  • Youth Work Network members are kept up to date through email, E-news, and via our socials.

When do Network meetings happen?

There are four meetings each year quarterly; three are held in-person across Norfolk and one is held online. We change the location and timings for each meeting to ensure we have full accessibility for those who would like to join and participate. 

If you'd like to find out more about our Network, please get in touch with us at

Information and Resources for Youth Workers

Visit our Momentum Youth Work Network Padlet board for youth workers to share news, promote projects, ask questions, and find out about local events.

Visit our Momentum Youth Work Resources Padlet board for Resources, guides, and "how tos" to help you run your youth project.

We also have a Youth Work Network newsletter that provides network members with regular updates from the Network meetings, as well as other information for local youth workers.

Sign Up to Voluntary Norfolk Newsletter

- You can sign-up to the Momentum Youth Work Newsletter by selecting 'Interests' -> 'Momentum Youth Work Network.'

You can find previous newsletters in our archive.

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