Do you need expert advice and support without committing to an employee post? Or a short term contract to design and deliver a project?

For collaborative working with Local Authority multi-agency teams and voluntary sector partners, try Youthworks.
Our director, Adrienne Katz FRSA has many years of experience, leading a wide range of projects from design to delivery.
Youthworks undertakes evaluation, facilitates young people’s input, undertakes interviews with agencies and schools to obtain the views of staff.
We offer online survey tools, with questionnaire design, statistical analysis and reporting.
Focus groups, workshops and face to face or telephone interviews are undertaken.


External Evaluator

Youthworks regularly carries out evaluations for projects such as:


The Make a Noise project, by Internet Matters and Tootoot, funded by DfE.

The Expect Respect project by South Coast College, funded by HEFCE


Evaluating the Response To Online Safety, for Dudley Metropolitan Council


External Evaluator on ‘Reach’ a Big Lottery funded programme carried out by charity EACH

 2012: Enquiries for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner -:
1.Safeguarding in primary schools – titled ‘Someone to Trust’
Undertaken in partnership with the NSPCC Report published September 2012 Press Release.
2.The complaints process for young people using sexual and mental health services.
Undertaken in partnership with consultancy group, Cernis.

2008: Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT 2008 Young People and Health – focus on vulnerable and  hard to reach young people.

The Cybersurvey, exploring cyberbullying and e-safety among young people aged 10 -16+. There are currently over 38,000 respondents in 8 local authority areas. This online survey explores the experiences of young people online and on mobiles. It looks at cyberbullying and various forms of aggression and online risks as well as the quality of e-safety education the young people have received and whether or not they actually follow it. This survey  has run for 10  years and the results have been presented in three books with useful tools for schools.

‘Cyberbullying and e-safety: What educators need to know’. By Adrienne Katz, Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, July 2012. Reviews here, 

Making Your Primary School e-safe

Making Your Secondary School e-safe

Background and experience

Youthworks director Adrienne Katz first led and participated in teams doing research with young people in 1998. She pioneered youth participation ethics and methods, of evaluating services and helping them comply with the UNCRC Article 12.

This work involved negotiating, designing and leading programmes of work for  local authorities or agencies; delivering on time and to budget, while conforming to an ethics policy. As founder of the charity Young Voice, Adrienne led the organisation from 1999 – 2008. The charity’s team took on commissioned work to explore the views of young people.

In 2008 Adrienne set up Youthworks Consulting. and continues to undertake projects which explore the experiences and views of young people for various services and charities.

Adrienne served for six years as Regional Co-ordinator for the Anti-Bullying Alliance working with the 14 local authorities of the West Midlands and from 2011 -2017 as a director of Bullying Intervention Group.

Youthworks has undertaken consultancy work for clients as various as:

South Coast College
Internet Matters and Tootoot
The DCSF (now DfE)
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner
Sense International
The Anti Bullying Alliance
EACH challenging homophobia
Suffolk Council
Nottinghamshire Council
Dudley Council

Working as an associate with the team at the Centre for Research into Parenting and Children in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford,   Adrienne wrote Bullying in Britain: Testimonies from Teenagers. 2001.