All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs launch inquiry on the role and sufficiency of youth work

Parliamentary Inquiry on the role and sufficiency of youth work  Call for evidence A new inquiry supported by cross-party MPs has been launched today with a call for evidence on the role and impact of youth work. This will consider if there is sufficient youth work and services to meet some of the key challenges

Research roundup – Changes in the Political Landscape for Young People?

In 2017, the Oxford English Dictionary declared ‘youthquake’ the word of the year,[1] with their own definition stating it as: ‘a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.’[2] The change? A slight shift in the levels of representation of the major parties in Britain, with the Conservatives

Examining the reported links between children’s underdevelopment and ‘Emojis’

Our Research Officer takes a look at recent commentary on children’s emotional development. Recently we looked at the fact that many children were ‘under-developed’ when entering school for various reasons, with a positive correlation evident between under-development and income level.[1] Since then, there has been some further commentary on emotional development, and especially on the

Research roundup – Inter-Generational Structural Inequalities Hinder Young People

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Inter-Generational Structural Inequalities Hinder Young People – What Does This Mean for Social Mobility? This week has seen a renewed focus on the structural inequalities which are ‘trapping’ many of our

Research Roundup – Where is the Noise Around the Statutory Youth Service?

In late February of this year John McDonnell, Labour Shadow chancellor, committed to incorporating a statutory youth service into the next Labour Manifesto.[1] This was followed very recently by Cat Smith calling on a consultation into a Statutory Youth Service.[2] However, there has been very little noise since, as the Windrush saga, and Amber Rudd’s

Research roundup – Children’s health on the agenda

Our Research Officer takes a look at a recent influx of news pieces about children’s physical health. Anyone who regularly visits the BBC News website will, over the last fortnight, have seen an increase in the amount of material related to physical health awareness and ways to improve it. The issue is gaining more traction

Research – The space for youth work in tackling mental health issues amongst children and young people.

Ahead of the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week, our research officer takes a look at how youth work can have an impact. 14th to 20th May is Mental Health Awareness Week, a growing and increasingly important issue in the needs of Children and Young People, as well as for the staff and support services who

NYA welcomes consultation in support of youth work

NYA Chief Executive Officer Leigh welcomed the forthcoming consultation announced by the Labour Party on the need for a statutory duty for every local authority to provide a minimum level of youth provision: “As the national body for youth work, NYA looks forward to representing the sector at this time. We are particularly keen to see how the responses

Research roundup – Are children ‘under developed’ at school age?

Our research officer explores the findings of recent reports. There have been some incredible findings suggesting that at school age, children’s dexterity and fine motor skills are less than a decade ago due to the use of technology slowing the development of finger muscles.[1]New analysis by Teach First has claimed that 1 in 3 new

Research Roundup – Young people and the labour market

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Our research officer takes a swing at the recently reported employment figures and what they tell us about young people and the labour market. This week sees positive news for employment