New call for a triple-lock to secure youth employment

New call for a triple-lock to secure youth employment National Youth Agency and Youth Employment UK Young people who face the biggest barriers to work risk falling between the cracks, without a job or training and with little support.  In a new report, ‘Outside, Looking In’, the National Youth Agency (NYA) and Youth Employment UK

NYA Launches Additional Bursary Fund

Following the success of the Bursary Fund launched by the NYA in November 2019, which offered 450 youth work training bursaries (Levels 2 & 3), the NYA is delighted to announce that an additional 220 bursaries are now available.  The bursaries will widen access and secure youth work training for Levels 2 & 3.  NYA

Youth Workers Recognised as Key Workers

NYA would like to thank DCMS whom we have worked with to ensure that youth workers are recognised as key workers. We’ve added a formal letter signed by Leigh and Diana Barran below for you to download. Find out more information on our Guidance page     To find out more about our Bursary programme

The Back Youth Alliance joint statement on the 2020 Spending Review

“Youth work transforms young people’s lives. The Covid-19 Support Fund provides a short-term fix ensuring the youth sector can continue to operate, however the sector vitally needs the delayed £500m Youth Investment Fund to innovate and grow the capacity of the youth sector to support young people.” Leigh Middleton, NYA Chief Executive The Back Youth

Summer Activities and a Return to School

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

National Occupational Standards and English Youth Work Policy – New Document Published

NYA has just published a new document outlining how the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work are applicable in England, specifically within the context of English Youth Work policy, training and professional standards, and practice. You can read the document for free by clicking the cover below, and see the latest National Occupational Standards by

Harnessing the Power of the Youth Sector in the COVID-19 Crisis – An Open Letter to Government

Harnessing the Power of the Youth Sector in the COVID-19 Crisis – An Open Letter to Government The Back Youth Alliance have today published an open letter government regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Please click below to download the letter: Notes to the Editor Back Youth Alliance is a CEO level group comprising of: UK Youth,

NYA to Launch New Bursary Fund

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

Joint Statement: Youth Charities Respond to Spending Review Announcements

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

Government Announces Youth Work Funding

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