Level 3 Youth Support Worker Apprenticeship Approved

    The National Youth Agency (NYA) is delighted to announce that the Level 3 Youth Support Worker Apprenticeship has been approved and will be launching shortly.  Full information, including how to enrol will be available on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website (www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/).  NYA led the Trailblazer group, chaired by Carol Stone, who worked with training providers, youth workers, local authorities and the voluntary sector to write and develop

Young People’s Lives Turned ‘Inside Out’

A new report on young people’s health in response to COVID-19 The fall-out from the crisis on school exam results has created a crisis of confidence for many young people, uncertain of their future. Its impact is far-reaching and has compounded existing inequalities made worse by COVID-19. A new report, ‘Inside Out’, published today, highlights

Leigh’s Blog – International Youth Day and Youth Work Week

Today marks International Youth Day and our commitment to support youth engagement for global action. Never has such a campaign been so vital for the UK, as we face outwards as a nation in response to the pandemic, global recession and climate challenge. It recognises, empowers and emboldens young people as an essential part of

Over One Million Young People ‘Off the Radar’ During Lockdown

A call to mobilise youth workers as key workers in response to COVID-19 Just at the time when they were needed the most, many youth work projects stopped or become severely restricted due to lockdown.  More than 300,000 young people have gone off the radar, no longer accessing any form of provision or activity during

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