NYA and LGA to lead on the statutory review of youth work and services for young people

  The NYA is delighted to join forces with the Local Government Association (LGA) to support the Government’s review of statutory guidance on youth work and services. NYA Chief Executive Leigh Middleton said: “As the national body for youth work we will look to build on cross-party consensus from the recent NYA sponsored APPG Youth

Youth Work’s role in supporting young people’s mental health

A month on from Mental Health Awareness week, we here take a look at why youth work should be a part of the solution. During the adolescent years and the transition to adulthood there are many instances that can contribute to poor mental health and emotional wellbeing including; exam pressures, worries about future education, and

NYA Roadshow announced – Tickets available now!

NYA are pleased to announce the NYA Roadshow! Working with our Regional Youth Work Unit and university partners we will be visiting all nine English regions to engage with youth work practitioners, organisations, funders and commissioners to shape and inform national policies, funding priorities and professional guidance. There will also be opportunities for delegates to

NYA Launch Refreshed Quality Mark

The National Youth Agency’s refreshed Quality Mark Framework is now available to download for free for all NYA Network members. The NYA Quality Mark was originally developed in 2006 as a tool to support local organisations in assessing the quality and impact of their work with young people. This newest incarnation of the Quality Mark

NYA Research Hub Launched – Bringing Practice and Research Together

Bringing Youth Work Practice and Research Together The National Youth Agency (NYA) Launches a new Hub to help youth work practice and research better inform each other. Across the country youth work is engaged in vital services and support across all aspects of young people’s lives, for example in the face of mounting challenges from

NYA Response – A Promise from the Nation to Young People, in Support of Youth Work

A PROMISE FROM THE NATION TO YOUNG PEOPLE, IN SUPPORT OF YOUTH WORK In response to the Government’s announcement of a Youth Charter and review of youth work training, Chief Executive Leigh Middleton said: “In a national survey carried out for the National Youth Agency 8 in 10 parents backed a call for Government to make a commitment to young people:

Young Londoners Fund – Youth Participation Toolkit

  The GLA and GLA Peer Outreach Workers are looking for London based organisations to be part of the development and creation of the Young Londoners Fund Youth Participation Toolkit. The National Youth Agency have been commissioned to create this toolkit which includes research, consultation and case study collections from organisations who are working with

‘No Time to Waste’ – APPG Report Released

A new cross-party report calls for the Government to act now to secure essential services to keep young people safe and secure, and to transform their lives for the better In the face of mounting challenges from knife crime, mental health and future employment, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs has called for political

A call for case studies for our upcoming commissioning guidance

NYA are providing guidance to local authorities on commissioning youth services, and a part of this is to show that youth services do not need to be commissioned in isolation, but can be integrated within other services to good effect. To help translate the benefits of such an approach it would be great to have

National Youth Agency response to ADCS calls for wider children’s workforce development

The National Youth Agency (NYA), through its Education Training Standards Committee (ETS) is the recognised Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England. The NYA welcomes the recent ADCS paper on workforce development across the children and young people’s workforce, and supports its overall ambition and recommendations.[1] The ADCS report acknowledges the importance of early