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

Valuing young people and youth work

Over the last two years, as the national body for youth work, NYA has been resolute in building cross-party support for investment in youth work and support for young people.  Leigh Middleton, Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Agency said: “At a time of political turmoil NYA has worked hard to build a consensus

Call for Evidence for the Statutory Guidance Review

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has opened a consultation to inform the upcoming Statutory Guidance Review for Local Authorities on providing youth services  The government is revising the guidance relating to Section 507B of the Education and Inspections Act, which sets government expectations of (upper tier) local authorities when they are securing

NYA Commissioned to deliver youth voice and integration projects across Walsall

The National Youth Agency are pleased to be one of four organisations to be commissioned by Walsall For All to run a range of empowering events and sessions aimed at creating integrated and inclusive communities. The NYA project, Your Voice Now, is focused on Youth Voices and Youth Ambassadors and will deliver 12 taster sessions

Joint Statement: Youth Charities Respond to Spending Review Announcements

Youth charities welcome spending commitment to youth centres and high-quality services Leading youth sector organisations, on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of young people they support and represent, are today welcoming the Chancellor’s announcement of a new youth investment fund. This announcement is the first step in offering young people across the country safe

Annual Monitoring Report 2017/18 published

Please find the 2017/18 Annual Monitoring Report in our resource library or at the bottom of this post. Along with a renewed NYA , last year, the Civil Society Strategy recognised youth work as ‘transformational’ and cited the need for trained and qualified youth and community development workers, and to review the Guidance on the

Government Announces Youth Work Funding

The National Youth Agency (NYA) secured additional funding for youth work this week. This was announced at the Despatch Box in the House of Commons government-led debate on the role and sufficiency of youth work. The new funding includes provision for the renewal of the youth work curriculum and qualifications, to be carried out by

Research Hub Officially Formed

The NYA is delighted to announce confirmation of the members who will make up the Steering Group for our Research Hub. The Hub aims to bring together all those involved in the youth work sector to ensure that practice, research, policy and funding share a common dialogue. Too often excellent work is going on in

National Debate: Youth Services

The Government has tabled a debate in the House of Commons for Wednesday 24 July on ‘The role and sufficiency of youth services’. Led on the Floor of the House it is a landmark debate for access to quality youth work and services for young people. It follows a year-long, cross-party inquiry led by the