When thinking of where to go on placement in second year, I knew where I did not want to go. I decided to try the FDYS as I had never really worked with teens before. Having completed my placement now, I have asked to stay on as a volunteer. I really enjoyed my time here and have learned so much. Both the staff and the young people made me very welcome.

The Youth Work service is, in my opinion, a very under-appreciated and under-funded sector of social care. It is, however, vitally important to the young people who use it. It is a safe space where a huge amount of learning takes place in a relaxed and caring environment.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at the FDYS who answered any questions I had and gave me a comprehensive experience of youth work. I would also like to thank the young people who welcomed me and accepted me without question and made my placement here fantastic.