About the report

The Out of Sight? Vulnerable Young People report highlights the scale of young people’s needs which have increased or been caused by the pandemic, and calls for a clear exit strategy for young people who are likely to be included in the early stages of release from lockdown measures. Please click the cover below to download the full report


Top 3 Concerns

The top three concerns coming out of the report are:

  • ‘Increased mental health problems’: Over a million young people have self-reported mental health issues. There is a spike in calls to Help Lines, with 84% reporting worse mental health following school closures or being no longer able to access mental health support
  • ‘Missing from education’: With schools only partially open and youth centres closed, as few as 5% of young people are currently engaged in school and have limited or no access to youth work. Even when schools re-open there are 700,000 young people persistently absent or NEET (not in education, employment or training)
  • ‘At risk, at home’: Over a million young people are at risk from any of the so-called ‘toxic trio’ of addiction, mental health, and domestic abuse. Despite this, child protection referrals have plummeted by 50% in some areas


Find the media release for the report here

For media enquiries contact: Jonathan Hopkins – jonathanh@nya.org.uk


Face coverings are now required for most 11yrs and over. We’ve had a lot of push back from the youth sector on this guidance change.

The @natyouthagency does not set the law and the regulations are clear. Thank you for adapting and being responsible.

The laws the law!

As an amazing #InternationalYouthDay draws to a close heres a blog from NYA CEO @LeighNYA including some brand new information about Youth Work Week 2020!


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