A call for case studies for our upcoming commissioning guidance

NYA are providing guidance to local authorities on commissioning youth services, and a part of this is to show that youth services do not need to be commissioned in isolation, but can be integrated within other services to good effect. To help translate the benefits of such an approach it would be great to have

National Youth Agency response to ADCS calls for wider children’s workforce development

The National Youth Agency (NYA), through its Education Training Standards Committee (ETS) is the recognised Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England. The NYA welcomes the recent ADCS paper on workforce development across the children and young people’s workforce, and supports its overall ambition and recommendations.[1] The ADCS report acknowledges the importance of early

NYA Youth Work Academy Launches

The NYA Youth Work Academy launched on the 8th March 2019 as a collaborative learning space dedicated to training and development in the youth work sector. The Academy will provide a mixture of accredited training and CPD workshops to offer a calendar of low cost training to NYA Network members aimed at developing either Skilled

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

A promise from the nation to the next generation: We must do better by young people

A new national survey of Brits shows that 8 in 10 (79%) believe the next generation should be left better off than the last (and just 2% think they should be worse off). Yet the majority (59%) believe the current generation of young people will be worse off for jobs, housing, health and the environment

NYA celebrates the achievements of The Environment Now

The Environment Now had its last event last week to celebrate the achievements of the 50 young entrepreneurs and impact of the programme. Projects, partners and funders attended the event on December 4th to hear from projects on their experiences and for NYA to outline the impact of the programme. The NYA team are so

#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

Sector will miss vInspired

The loss of vInspired will be felt keenly by the youth sector, as a national champion of young people. Grown out of the Russell Commission’s report, over the years it has helped promote positive activities, opportunities and perceptions of young people through volunteering across the country. Its work and values live on through all the

The Lowry’s Youth Employability and Skills Programme win NYA sponsored award

    Last night at the Children and Young People Now awards 2018, The Lowry’s Youth Employability and Skills Programme won the Youth Work award, sponsored by the NYA. NYA CEO Leigh Middleton presented the award at the gala ceremony in London. The award was judged by a panel of experts and sector professionals as