Wendy Podd


Faculty of Education & Society - Social Studies

University of Sunderland

Regeneration, Participation, Youth policies, State intervention in the lives of young people

Wendy has been involved in Youth and Community Work for over 14 years, championing in a strategic capacity ‘young people’s’ right to participate, e.g. as a board member of New Deal for Communities (NDC). Her practice-based experience includes generic youth work settings e.g. detached; center-based and schools, peer education and more recently as a homelessness outreach worker. Wendy is a volunteer member of sea staff with Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) since 1995. OYT provide sailing opportunities for young people (aged 11-21+) from a range of socio-economic backgrounds to experience ‘life on board’ an ocean-going yacht (including a number of vessels in The Tall Ships Race).

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  1. Podd, Wendy (2010) Participation. In: What id Youth Work. Sage Publishing, London, pp. 20-32. ISBN 9781844454662

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