Research roundup – Children’s health on the agenda

Our Research Officer takes a look at a recent influx of news pieces about children’s physical health. Anyone who regularly visits the BBC News website will, over the last fortnight, have seen an increase in the amount of material related to physical health awareness and ways to improve it. The issue is gaining more traction

Research – The space for youth work in tackling mental health issues amongst children and young people.

Ahead of the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week, our research officer takes a look at how youth work can have an impact. 14th to 20th May is Mental Health Awareness Week, a growing and increasingly important issue in the needs of Children and Young People, as well as for the staff and support services who

NYA welcomes consultation in support of youth work

NYA Chief Executive Officer Leigh welcomed the forthcoming consultation announced by the Labour Party on the need for a statutory duty for every local authority to provide a minimum level of youth provision: “As the national body for youth work, NYA looks forward to representing the sector at this time. We are particularly keen to see how the responses

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