National Body for Youth Work in England

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The National Youth Agency are pleased to be one of four organisations to be commissioned by Walsall For All to run a range of empowering events and sessions aimed at creating integrated and inclusive communities. The NYA project, Your Voice Now, is focused on Youth Voices and Youth Ambassadors and will deliver 12 taster sessions […]

September 23, 2019
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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 […]

September 05, 2019
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Please find the 2017/18 Annual Monitoring Report in our resource library or at the bottom of this post. Along with a renewed NYA , last year, the Civil Society Strategy recognised youth work as ‘transformational’ and cited the need for trained and qualified youth and community development workers, and to review the Guidance on the […]

August 14, 2019
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In today’s labour market, Joint Negotiation Committee (JNC) validated youth work qualifications are being applied across a large number of sectors. Youth work predominates but we see youth workers in housing associations, emergency services, health organisations, the secure estate, schools, welfare services, and many more. Youth workers are working on local to international projects and […]

July 30, 2019
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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 […]

July 25, 2019
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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 […]

July 23, 2019
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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 […]

July 19, 2019
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A month on from Mental Health Awareness week, we here take a look at why youth work should be a part of the solution. During the adolescent years and the transition to adulthood there are many instances that can contribute to poor mental health and emotional wellbeing including; exam pressures, worries about future education, and […]

June 11, 2019
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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 […]

June 10, 2019
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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

A

What does this mean?

** From 12th April 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves into Step 2 on the Roadmap, remaining at AMBER in the readiness framework. **

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