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NYA board appoint interim CEO

Following the retirement of Fiona Blacke in March 2015, the NYA board has been considering how the leadership of the NYA should best be taken forward.

Young people need a vision

A new report by the IPPR think tank and the Local Government Association has poured cold water on the effectiveness of apprenticeships at introducing young people to work.

Blog: volunteer Cheryl Mifflin on celebrating #volunteersweek

This week marks Volunteers’ Week and it is a time when we hear about some of the fabulous volunteers that support charities and non-profit organisations up and down the country.

Blog: Minister needs to champion youth work – and young people

So Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, has been reappointed as Minister for Civil Society with responsibility for youth.  It never seemed likely that we’d get a Minister for Young People. 

Rob Wilson re-appointed as Youth Minister

Conservative MP for Reading East, Rob Wilson, has been confirmed as the Minister for Civil Society, with responsibility for youth policy.

NYA signs up to iRights

The National Youth Agency has signed up to iRights. Currently the debate about young people’s use of the internet is dominated by safety concerns. This is limiting and unhelpful as digital technology is ever increasing, and young people need to feel empowered to engage and build their knowledge and skills.

Mental health: We need to build resilience

It is mental health awareness week.  With recent announcements of funding to support schools and improve NHS waiting times it might appear that policymakers are at last recognising both the prevalence and the importance of tackling poor mental health.

IYW Council takes over running the Institute for Youth Work

Over the last year the Institute for Youth Work (IYW) steering group has been planning for the IYW membership to take over the governance and continue the development of the Institute for Youth Work that was started by the National Youth Agency.

Blog: Use your voice and vote!

Politics and voting is a hot topic right now. Millions of people will be marching down to their local polling stations tomorrow to get their voices heard and have their say on who should be running the country for the next five years.

Improving employability for 10,000 young people and counting…

More than 10,000 young people have already benefited this year from the National Youth Agency’s new employability support programme.

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