NYA are pleased to open this All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into Youth Work


The National Youth Agency (NYA) is delighted to support the All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs (APPG) to lead a full national inquiry into youth work. The APPG Members of Parliament are inviting organisations from across England to submit evidence to the inquiry team, led by the NYA, to inform the analysis and findings of the inquiry. We aim to gather as much evidence as possible, from as many youth work projects, settings and practitioners as we can, as well as young people themselves. The NYA is grateful to the cross party group of MP’s who will lead this inquiry and special thanks also to the APPG secretariat British Youth Council and YMCA England & Wales for supporting this endeavour.

Please promote this inquiry to help us gather a strong and robust evidence base for youth work and the impact it makes. This is a rare opportunity for the sector and we encourage all organisations and individuals in the sector to contribute.

Youth work can make a crucial difference to young people’s lives in their personal and social development. It can build their confidence and skills, promote equality, challenge discrimination, and champion the positive place for young people in society.

Please click here to download a printable brief.


Call for Evidence


NYA is collecting evidence from the sector to inform the following four questions until the 27th June 2018. Please click below to submit your evidence. We are accepting evidence in any format, whether text based, multimedia or other. For a text based answer template, please click here.

All contributions are welcome. We value comments and information from your experience of youth work as individuals or groups, as well as research and insight from services or organisations working in this area.


  1. What is the role of youth work in addressing the needs and opportunities for young people?
  2. Are the key issues and challenges faced by young people being addressed by current youth service provisions?
  3. Are there sufficient youth workers to support youth services and other delivery models for good quality youth work?
  4. What are the training and workforce development needs to secure and sustain youth work?



Note: In order to submit evidence through our online portal you must register for or login to your free NYA Network account. This is to ensure we can securely and safely receive evidence.

Nominate your youth work for a visit from MPs


As a part of the consultation process, MPs will be visiting some youth sector organisations / services nationwide. These visits will take place after the consultation period has closed, in order to help supplement the initial findings as determined by the submission of evidence.

We therefore strongly urge you to also submit evidence to help us help give us a more full picture of youth work and best determine which sites are visited to ensure the inquiry is as informed as possible.

Please click the button below and fill in the short form if you would like your organisation / service to be considered.