It is important to remember that young people are the only true experts when it comes to their own experiences – they are our teachers about what it is like to be a young person in the here and now

Taking into consideration the structures that shape young people’s lives such as political, educational and social structures, and the historical and cultural context, as well as identifying their key characteristics. It is important to remember that young people are the only true experts when it comes to their own experiences – they are our teachers about what it is like to be a young person in the here and now. Youth workers need to take time to analyse the context and explore how young people make sense of and experience their locality and society more broadly.

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