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

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