Youth services and charities urged to respond to February consultation  The Treasury has initiated a spring review of programmes to support youth services. Led by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) this will set policy direction for the out-of-school agenda, focusing on programmes currently in scope of DCMS, with a particular focus on … Continued

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NYA would like to thank DCMS whom we have worked with to ensure that youth workers are recognised as key workers. We’ve added a formal letter signed by Leigh and Diana Barran below for you to download. Find out more information on our Guidance page To find out more about our Bursary programme offering level … Continued

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The Youth Worker Bursary Fund, launched in 2020, created opportunities to open up career pathways in youth work.  The fund widened access and secured youth work training for up to 450 youth workers to undertake the Level 2 and 3 training.  The training is run through the NYA Academy, and is delivering in partnership with … Continued

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“Youth work transforms young people’s lives. The Covid-19 Support Fund provides a short-term fix ensuring the youth sector can continue to operate, however the sector vitally needs the delayed £500m Youth Investment Fund to innovate and grow the capacity of the youth sector to support young people.” Leigh Middleton, NYA Chief Executive The Back Youth … Continued

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NYA is delighted to be a finalist for the Recruitment and Professional Development award at the Children & Young People Now Awards 2020, with the awards ceremony and winners being announced on 4th March 2021.  Our submission for the CYPN Awards focused on our Youth Worker Bursary Fund, granted from DCMS, which is delivered in … Continued

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Youth charities are ‘running on empty’ Loss of funding and job cuts threaten the closure of many youth services through the winter. Left unprotected, youth services have already been cut by over 70% in less than a decade.  For every £16 cut on local services, £1 falls on youth work. While funding has been committed … Continued

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NYA Continue to work with government officials to learn exactly what implications the upcoming lockdown will have on the sector. Please see below a note for the sector on Leigh: We will be holding a webinar to talk through what we learn tomorrow afternoon, please sign up to attend by clicking here

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As the National Body for Youth Work in England, the NYA has this week launched its thoughts for a ten year vision for youth work.  We will engage with and lead cross sector consultation to translate this vision into a practical strategy, owned and shared by all in support of youth work.  This collective strategy will be published in Spring … Continued

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As the national body for youth work in England, NYA sets standards for youth services’ quality and sufficiency. Our new guidance supports local authorities in their statutory duty to secure local services. This includes the meaningful engagement of young people to ensure access to quality youth services at a neighbourhood level, whether they are directly … Continued

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Each year, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering a validated youth work qualification are required to complete an Annual Monitoring survey as a part of their validation process. This data forms an annual report which supports NYA and the wider sector in developing professional training.  Since the last report youth work has seen a rise in profile. 2019 saw the publication of a national inquiry into youth … Continued

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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

G

What does this mean?

** From 6th September 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to GREEN in the readiness framework**

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