Our Research and Learning Manager responds to the latest report on young people’s career aspirations from Education and Employers A lack of jobs is one of the biggest challenges young people face today, [1] yet by historic standards, youth unemployment is low after peaking at 1 million NEET in 2011, and a large proportion of … Continued

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Major Boost to Recruit a New Cohort of Youth Workers A major new Youth Worker Bursary Fund has been announced by NYA as part of a national initiative to open up career pathways in youth work. In its first year the fund will widen access and secure youth work training with up to 450 bursaries … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … 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**

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