NYA Launch Refreshed Quality Mark

The National Youth Agency’s refreshed Quality Mark Framework is now available to download for free for all NYA Network members. The NYA Quality Mark was originally developed in 2006 as a tool to support local organisations in assessing the quality and impact of their work with young people. This newest incarnation of the Quality Mark

NYA Research Hub Launched – Bringing Practice and Research Together

Bringing Youth Work Practice and Research Together The National Youth Agency (NYA) Launches a new Hub to help youth work practice and research better inform each other. Across the country youth work is engaged in vital services and support across all aspects of young people’s lives, for example in the face of mounting challenges from

NYA Response – A Promise from the Nation to Young People, in Support of Youth Work

A PROMISE FROM THE NATION TO YOUNG PEOPLE, IN SUPPORT OF YOUTH WORK In response to the Government’s announcement of a Youth Charter and review of youth work training, Chief Executive Leigh Middleton said: “In a national survey carried out for the National Youth Agency 8 in 10 parents backed a call for Government to make a commitment to young people:

Young Londoners Fund – Youth Participation Toolkit

  The GLA and GLA Peer Outreach Workers are looking for London based organisations to be part of the development and creation of the Young Londoners Fund Youth Participation Toolkit. The National Youth Agency have been commissioned to create this toolkit which includes research, consultation and case study collections from organisations who are working with

‘No Time to Waste’ – APPG Report Released

A new cross-party report calls for the Government to act now to secure essential services to keep young people safe and secure, and to transform their lives for the better In the face of mounting challenges from knife crime, mental health and future employment, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs has called for political

National Youth Agency response to ADCS calls for wider children’s workforce development

The National Youth Agency (NYA), through its Education Training Standards Committee (ETS) is the recognised Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England. The NYA welcomes the recent ADCS paper on workforce development across the children and young people’s workforce, and supports its overall ambition and recommendations.[1] The ADCS report acknowledges the importance of early

NYA Youth Work Academy Launches

The NYA Youth Work Academy launched on the 8th March 2019 as a collaborative learning space dedicated to training and development in the youth work sector. The Academy will provide a mixture of accredited training and CPD workshops to offer a calendar of low cost training to NYA Network members aimed at developing either Skilled

A promise from the nation to the next generation: We must do better by young people

A new national survey of Brits shows that 8 in 10 (79%) believe the next generation should be left better off than the last (and just 2% think they should be worse off). Yet the majority (59%) believe the current generation of young people will be worse off for jobs, housing, health and the environment

NYA celebrates the achievements of The Environment Now

The Environment Now had its last event last week to celebrate the achievements of the 50 young entrepreneurs and impact of the programme. Projects, partners and funders attended the event on December 4th to hear from projects on their experiences and for NYA to outline the impact of the programme. The NYA team are so

Sector will miss vInspired

The loss of vInspired will be felt keenly by the youth sector, as a national champion of young people. Grown out of the Russell Commission’s report, over the years it has helped promote positive activities, opportunities and perceptions of young people through volunteering across the country. Its work and values live on through all the