'This is the first book about managing youth work for a very long time and is very welcome. The book will help the developing practitioner become better equipped to lead youth work that is soundly informed by their professional values. It will also be a valuable source for more experienced practitioners wanting to dip in for some analytical sustenance for their daily youth work management' - Mary Tyler, Principal Lecturer, De Montfort University Leading Work with Young People provides a selection of writing from a complex and dynamic field of work. The editors bring together key readings and newly commissioned material to present a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives on leading and managing work with young people. The book will equip students with the knowledge, skills, values and principles required for successful qualification as a worker in the field. Chapters include: " understanding leadership " supervision " multi-agency work " managing change Leading Work with Young People is a student-friendly and engaging text which examines the leadership roles which practitioners take on as members of teams, organisations and interagency partnerships. The book is an essential text for all those studying for qualification in work with young people and for those who wish to extend their understanding of the field. It is also an invaluable resource for experienced professionals and practice supervisors working with young people in statutory or voluntary organisations. Leading Work with Young People is a Course Reader for the Open University course Leading Work with Young People (E132).