NYA and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs’ 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 invited organisations from across England to submit evidence to the inquiry team, led by the NYA, to inform the analysis and findings of the inquiry.

Over 100 pieces of evidence were submitted from youth work projects, young people and practitioners. 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.

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 copy of the original brief.


MP Visits

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


The Final Report

On 4th April 2019, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs, Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP launched the final report of the Inquiry into youth work. Free NYA Network Members can download a digital copy of the report below.