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

NYA Launch Redeveloped Hear by Right Framework at Houses of Commons

NYA are pleased to launch the newly redeveloped and designed Hear by Right framework. On Monday 2nd July the NYA was joined by over 50 young people and MPs to launch the new look Hear by Right framework in the Houses of Commons. At the launch of #HearByRight with the @natyouthagency and #NYACrowdBurst – GREAT

Fire and Wire: NYA and Platform Thirty1 win funding from Spirit of 2012 and #iwill

NYA and partners Platform Thirty1 have been awarded development funding from the Spirit of 2012 and the #iwill fund for their Fire and Wire project.

Looking back at Give an Hour 2014

Our annual campaign, Give an Hour invites MPs to visit youth work projects in their constituency to see first-hand, the valuable impact youth work and youth workers make to the lives of young people. It is an opportunity for youth organisations to get under the nose of major decision makers and demonstrate why their work

Work skills programme helps young people take the next step towards employment

Since July 2014, we have been working in partnership with Barclays and youth charities Rathbone and UK Youth to deliver a programme that supports marginalised young people to make the transition into training or employment.