NYA backs soft skills campaign

The National Youth Agency is today announcing its support for McDonald’s campaign to recognise the value of soft skills.

NYA and Regional Youth Work Units publish snapshot of changes to youth sector

The National Youth Agency has produced a new report into the changes and trends the youth sector is currently undergoing. The report which has been produced with input from the Regional Youth Work Units, acts as a snapshot of the plethora of developments that are currently emerging, including the dramatic cuts made to local authority

Cuts watch update

This post is part of our continuing series on funding cuts to youth services.

Blog: Cuts, section 251 and unreliable data

Jon Boagey, NYA operations director, blogs on the difficulty of collecting data on youth services.

Level 2/3 Youth Work in Practice Qualifications update

The latest developments on  the level 2/3 youth work in practice qualification.

IYW announces winning candidates

Following an online election, the three certified members elected to the Institute for Youth Work’s council have been announced.

Blog: Katie Morton on the importance of youth work in hospitals

For those with chronic health issues this can be a very difficult and confusing time. Hospital youth work supports young people with these challenges and creates a different and more positive atmosphere for the young people accessing hospital services.

NYA’s Impact Report 2014.

NYA has produced its 2014 impact report.

NYA validates first overseas youth work degree

Victoria University in Melbourne is the first higher education institution outside England to have its youth work degree validated and endorsed by National Youth Agency.

Cuts watch: policy update on local authority cuts to youth services

Cuts to Youth Services Youth services in the UK have been subject to a large range of financial cuts and restrictions. This impact has meant that many youth services across the country have been closed, reduced, or are facing closure. Many local authorities are relying on the voluntary and community sector to fill the gaps in