A Summary of the National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers 2003
(Competencies for Youth Ministry Leaders)
These standards, as found on page 16 of Revealed, have been developed by the following organisations.
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
National Conference for Catechetical Leadership
National Association for Lay Ministry
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Components of Youth Ministry
"Renewing the Vision", the US Conference of Catholic Bishops document on Youth Ministry can be found at the USCCB website, here:
Special Needs: The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
For information, see the Office of Public Sector Information website.
1995 Act www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1995/1995050.htm
2005 Act www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2005/20050013.htm
Other Online Resources
Office of Public Sector Information/the Children Act 1989:
Action for Kids (AFK)
A national charity working with disabled children and young people, their parents and carers.
British Dyslexia Association
British Sign Language
Moving pictures show the basic signs for British Sign Language.
Disability Rights Commission
Website of the disability network. Includes a page of links to many organisations which offer disability-related information.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Royal National Institute of Deaf People (RNID)
The Transition Information Network (TIN)
An alliance of organisations and individuals with the common aim of improving the experience of disabled young people's transition to adulthood.
Government website aimed at improving the lives of people with learning disabilities.
A good site for exploring what various world faiths believe with regard to personal and moral ethics
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