Research roundup – Are children ‘under developed’ at school age?

Our research officer explores the findings of recent reports. There have been some incredible findings suggesting that at school age, children’s dexterity and fine motor skills are less than a decade ago due to the use of technology slowing the development of finger muscles.[1]New analysis by Teach First has claimed that 1 in 3 new

Research Roundup – Young people and the labour market

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Our research officer takes a swing at the recently reported employment figures and what they tell us about young people and the labour market. This week sees positive news for employment

‘The Environment Now’ are Digital Leaders 100 Finalists!

The 5th Annual Digital Leaders 100 list highlights the latest champions of digital transformation across the UK. The public can now vote for their favourites across a range of award categories to put the list into a final order – including The Environment Now. This year’s list as always includes some extraordinary individuals. Competing for

Research Roundup – Serious Violence Strategy

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Our Research Officer takes a long hard look at the Government’s recently announce Serious Violence Strategy. Last week it was reported that there had been over 50 homicides in London during

Research Roundup – Tech, Violence and Loneliness

Our Research Officer takes a look at relationships between youths and technology. Social Media and Violence In the light of the recent escalation in serious violent crime in London, many have voiced concerns over the role that social media and technology have played, from Home Secretary Amber Rudd to Met Chief Cressida Dick, various MPs,

NYA responds to government’s £40m Serious Violence Strategy

The Home Office yesterday set out a Serious Violence Strategy to tackle recent rises in knife crime, particularly amongst young people. The strategy looks to address “root causes” of serious violence and will look to “support young people to lead productive lives away from violence.”

Research roundup – Knife crime amongst young people

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Our Research Officer looks at the recent spate of knife crime in the capital This week has seen much media coverage on 3 young BAME murders in the capital, as well

Research roundup – How young people are interacting with technology

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Our Research Officer looks at the increasing amount of literature based on how young people interact with technology. At a recent event organised by The Telegraph Technology Intelligence, Tom Fogden, co-founder

New report on financial capability endorses NYA’s approach

A new report on young workers and financial capability calls on employers to do more to skill up their young recruits on money matters, as nearly half struggle to pay their bills.

Youth worker Apprenticeships progress update and a call for employer input

In National Apprenticeship Week we thought it would be a good time to update the sector on the progress with the Youth Worker Apprenticeship.