New Advice Issued To Increase Levels of Permitted Youth Sector Activities

Safely planning youth activities and spaces during COVID 19 New advice released allows increased levels of youth sector activity in England. The permitted level of activity has moved to amber from red under guidance published by the National Youth Agency (NYA). Publishing the Amber Alert guidance today NYA CEO Leigh Middleton said: “Our aim is

Summer Activities and a Return to School

A Youth Work Response to COVID-19 Time out from school since March raises real fears for young people’s education and wellbeing. For vulnerable young people ‘off the radar’, with little or no contact with formal and statutory services, there are concerns too for their safety. There is an urgent need to regain lost ground in

Advice and guidance to support young people through COVID-19

NYA launches new advice on youth sector activities National Youth Agency (NYA) has today published advice and a toolkit of resources to support youth sector activity during COVID-19, to complement government guidance in line with public health and safety measures. Youth sector activities are run by local groups, charities, community organisations and local authorities or as part of national

‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ – A Youth Work Response to Gangs and Exploitation during COVID-19

Headline statistics show a fall in gang-activity and exploitation. However a new report from the National Youth Agency (NYA) shows that gangs have adapted to COVID-19, changing locations and grooming new recruits – hidden in plain sight of those in authority. “More young people are in potentially unsafe environment with little or no contact and

Media Release – Out of Sight?

Call to mobilise youth workers with a clear exit strategy for young people from lockdown A major new report was launched today by the National Youth Agency calling for a clear exit strategy for young people who are likely to be included in the early stages of release from lockdown measures. Please click the cover

National Youth Agency to visit Jersey

Representatives from the National Youth Agency (NYA) are visiting Jersey this week to join in workshops and discussions on current developments in youth service work across the UK. The Chief Executive Officer of the NYA, Leigh Middleton and the Director of Youth Work, Abbee McLatchie will be in Jersey on Wednesday and Thursday this week

Research roundup – Career aspirations for young people

Our Research and Learning Manager responds to the latest report on young people’s career aspirations from Education and Employers A lack of jobs is one of the biggest challenges young people face today, [1] yet by historic standards, youth unemployment is low after peaking at 1 million NEET in 2011, and a large proportion of

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

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