Queen’s Speech: what’s in it for young people?

Queen’s Speech The Prime Minister promised a Queen’s Speech which would improve the life chances of the most disadvantaged. Here are the bills which relate to young people.

Blog: LCFC and youth work

Leicester City Football Club celebrate their against-the-odds victory today with an open top bus tour round the city. Thousands of people are expected to turn out, and as Leicester dwellers, NYA staff will be out waving their flags too.

Can youth work tackle sexual harassment in schools?

The Women and Equalities Committee has launched their first parliamentary inquiry into the scale and impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools. More details on the scope of the inquiry is available here.

NYA on BBC 5 Live

NYA was on national radio on Monday 25 April talking about the impact of cuts on youth services.

Blog: We need education to employment routes that work for the majority

A recent report from the House of Lords committee on social mobility has shone a light on the failure of traditional education to employment pathways for many young people.

Newcastle teen calls for peers to step outside their comfort zone

A young person from Newcastle has been helping to inform a new report released by Kings College London (KCL), commissioned by flagship youth programme, National Citizen Service (NCS).

Budget 2016: a budget for future generations?

The Chancellor termed it ‘a budget for future generations’ but whilst some young people will benefit, the less advantaged are unlikely to.

Young people step up and create what is rightfully theirs: a healthy planet, a thriving economy and a brighter future

  Three months on from the Paris climate change agreement, the Big Lottery Fund is investing £33 million in more than 30 organisations to inspire and develop the next generation of environmental leaders. The National Youth Agency, in partnership with O2, is receiving £1 million.

Blog: Craig Smith – how an apprenticeship launched my career…

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week. This year’s theme is “an apprenticeship can take you anywhere” and that’s where my story starts…

Football clubs see the benefits of youth work

Whilst councils hit the headlines for cutting youth services, other organisations are becoming real advocates for youth work. The National Youth Agency is working with the Premier League to train football coaches and inclusion officers in youth work skills to support their practice with young people.