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

NYA and LGA to lead on the statutory review of youth work and services for young people

  The NYA is delighted to join forces with the Local Government Association (LGA) to support the Government’s review of statutory guidance on youth work and services. NYA Chief Executive Leigh Middleton said: “As the national body for youth work we will look to build on cross-party consensus from the recent NYA sponsored APPG Youth

NYA Roadshow announced – Tickets available now!

NYA are pleased to announce the NYA Roadshow! Working with our Regional Youth Work Unit and university partners we will be visiting all nine English regions to engage with youth work practitioners, organisations, funders and commissioners to shape and inform national policies, funding priorities and professional guidance. There will also be opportunities for delegates to

Quality youth work is key to preventing crisis for young people – Centrepoint

Many thanks to Centrepoint for this guest piece on youth work and youth homelessness.   At Centrepoint, we see young people at the sharp end of a crisis every day. Family breakdown, struggles with mental health, and problems with gangs and youth violence are all factors too commonly wrapped up with youth homelessness. These struggles

Commissioning Workshops – Training for Local Authority Commissioning Managers

National Youth Agency has been commissioned by the Local Government Association in partnership with the Centre for Youth Impact to run free training for local authority commissioning managers. These workshops will focus on how to commission with and for young people using a refreshed national outcomes framework to improve local youth services and outcomes for

#iwill, Social Action and Youth Work

After another hugely successful #iwill week recently we look briefly at the part that Social Action has to play in youth work, its benefits, and provide a comprehensive guide on how to get involved courtesy of our friends at #iwill. There is a common misconception amongst much of the public that associates youth work with

Youth Work Summit: major new national report launched in Parliament – Media Release

Supporting young people in the present and investing for the future A major new inquiry reports its findings and recommendations on youth work and youth services, the first such cross-party inquiry since 2010-11 when public spending cuts led to a loss of youth services and dissipation of youth work. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on

An NYA response to the Civil Society Strategy

NYA endorses the proposed review on statutory youth service guidance NYA welcomes plans in today’s Civil Society Strategy to review the guidance handed from government to local authorities on what constitutes an appropriate youth service, and hopes that further details and timescales will be made available soon. Chief Executive, Leigh, said “We are pleased to

National Democracy Week – Why 16 year olds should get the vote

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly pieces we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Following on from our recent feature article, in which we looked at the example of voting at 16 in the Isle of Man,[1] we provide a small argument for why we should recognise