NYA Launch APPG inquiry findings and announce new sector initiatives


Supporting young people in the present, ambitious for the future

It is a critical time for youth work and investment in youth services. In the face of societal and economic challenges, youth work is seen as transformational to the lives of young people, to have their views heard and be treated fairly.

The Summit brings together youth workers, voluntary and statutory organisations, government agencies and supporters, alongside senior politicians and policy-makers: to strengthen the cause of youth work.

  • Cross-party report’ – debate the findings of the first national inquiry in to youth work and services since 2011, from the APPG on Youth Affairs
  • Help shape the future’ – leading contributors on national standards for youth work and review of statutory of youth services, and a Youth Covenant for young people
  • What is youth work?’ – take part in the launch of Youth Work Week activities to run across the country


Recordings from the day


Leigh’s afternoon Keynote:


APPG for Youth Affairs present the 8 summary findings and recommendations from the inquiry into youth work


Shadow Chancellor the Rt Hon John McDonnell addresses the room:


Find the rest of the videos here!

Speaker lineup

The NYA will welcome delegates from across the sector to Westminster on 31st October to further the cause of youth work.

From 9:30am to 3pm, attendees will be treated to a busy day of talks, announcements, inquiries findings and panel discussions.

NYA CEO Leigh Middleton will welcome the room with some exciting updates and announcements of big NYA investment into the youth sector workforce development.

Young people from Greater Manchester Youth Authority will join Leigh to discuss ‘what it is like to be young’ alongside an update of the NYA Youth Covenant, our ask from the nation for young people to be safe and secure in the modern world, and treated fairly.

The Minister for Civil Society, Tracey Crouch MP is expected to deliver a keynote on the importance of youth work within the newly published civil society strategy.

The findings from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth’s inquiry into youth work will be revealed and discussed by a mix of Members of Parliament, including Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (APPG Youth Affairs, Chair), Gillian Keegan MP (APPG Youth Affairs, Vic-chair), Tim Loughton MP, Ben Bradley MP and Layla Moran MP, and responded to by the sector.

The delegation will hear from The Office of the Mayor of London, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble (Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Chair) and Stuart Gallimore (The Association of Directors of Children’s Services, President), plus other invited youth work sector contributors.




Lovely to meet the team today in #Walsall @walsallforall 👋🚂
If you know of any yp who would like to be a #YouthAmbassador to run their own #socialaction project, tell them to look at our ‘Your Voice Now’ creative events 🤔💡
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MEET THE TEAM: Meet Jo Lee @jleenya, who recently joined @natyouthagency as our Executive Assistant and Clerk to the Board. Jo joined us from NEXT and is passionate about supporting young people, our mission and her dogs! Welcome Jo!

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