NYA to Launch New Bursary Fund

Major Boost to Recruit a New Cohort of Youth Workers A major new Youth Worker Bursary Fund has been announced by NYA as part of a national initiative to open up career pathways in youth work. In its first year the fund will widen access and secure youth work training with up to 450 bursaries

Five organisations recognised with new Hear by Right award

Five organisations awarded for encouraging youth voice Five organisations were today awarded the National Youth Agency’s Hear by Right at either Flagship or Active level. Hear by Right assesses and recognises organisation’s commitment to youth participation and promoting youth voice. After attending an insight session with NYA, the organisations reflected on their practice and implemented a

Young people and Gambling – A piece by Gamcare

Gifty Oduro-Anyan, Youth Outreach Coordinator at GamCare, aims to highlight why youth workers are crucial in raising awareness and tackling gambling problems for young people. “Miss, I can make like, £17 a week when I play ‘Money Up’”. This was a statement from a young man in year 10, who recently attended a free GamCare

High-5 Manifesto: Investing in Youth Work

A five-point plan was launched today calling for a national census to secure investment in youth services and a youth work guarantee to help transform the lives of millions of young people across the country.  The NYA’s High-5 Manifesto sets out the priorities from early help for families to more choice for young people of places

APPG on Knife Crime – NYA responds

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime today published their report Back to School? Breaking the link between school exclusions and knife crime As greater demands are put on schools, there have been major cuts to youth services. This has created a perfect storm. Schools are increasingly excluding young people, sometimes for minor misbehaviour. The

Valuing young people and youth work

Over the last two years, as the national body for youth work, NYA has been resolute in building cross-party support for investment in youth work and support for young people.  Leigh Middleton, Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Agency said: “At a time of political turmoil NYA has worked hard to build a consensus

Call for Evidence for the Statutory Guidance Review

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has opened a consultation to inform the upcoming Statutory Guidance Review for Local Authorities on providing youth services  The government is revising the guidance relating to Section 507B of the Education and Inspections Act, which sets government expectations of (upper tier) local authorities when they are securing

NYA Commissioned to deliver youth voice and integration projects across Walsall

The National Youth Agency are pleased to be one of four organisations to be commissioned by Walsall For All to run a range of empowering events and sessions aimed at creating integrated and inclusive communities. The NYA project, Your Voice Now, is focused on Youth Voices and Youth Ambassadors and will deliver 12 taster sessions

Joint Statement: Youth Charities Respond to Spending Review Announcements

Youth charities welcome spending commitment to youth centres and high-quality services Leading youth sector organisations, on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of young people they support and represent, are today welcoming the Chancellor’s announcement of a new youth investment fund. This announcement is the first step in offering young people across the country safe

Annual Monitoring Report 2017/18 published

Please find the 2017/18 Annual Monitoring Report in our resource library or at the bottom of this post. Along with a renewed NYA , last year, the Civil Society Strategy recognised youth work as ‘transformational’ and cited the need for trained and qualified youth and community development workers, and to review the Guidance on the