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 this new … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

G

What does this mean?

** From 6th September 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to GREEN in the readiness framework**

(Version 8)