Research Roundup – Where is the Noise Around the Statutory Youth Service?

In late February of this year John McDonnell, Labour Shadow chancellor, committed to incorporating a statutory youth service into the next Labour Manifesto.[1] This was followed very recently by Cat Smith calling on a consultation into a Statutory Youth Service.[2] However, there has been very little noise since, as the Windrush saga, and Amber Rudd’s

Research roundup – Children’s health on the agenda

Our Research Officer takes a look at a recent influx of news pieces about children’s physical health. Anyone who regularly visits the BBC News website will, over the last fortnight, have seen an increase in the amount of material related to physical health awareness and ways to improve it. The issue is gaining more traction

Research – The space for youth work in tackling mental health issues amongst children and young people.

Ahead of the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week, our research officer takes a look at how youth work can have an impact. 14th to 20th May is Mental Health Awareness Week, a growing and increasingly important issue in the needs of Children and Young People, as well as for the staff and support services who

Digital Leaders 100 spotlight – The Environment Now’s Sam Patchitt

NYA, O2 and Our Bright Future are so proud of our two young entrepreneurs from ‘The Environment Now’ who have been recognised as one of the top 100 Digital leaders, specifically in the top ten ‘Young Digital Leaders’ in 2018. If you haven’t voted for us (The Environment Now) or our young people (Sam Patchitt

Research roundup – Concerns grow over young people’s loneliness

NYA Research Officer take a look at the recent ONS figures on young people and loneliness. Figures released by the ONS towards the start of this month showed that Younger Adults aged 16 – 24, reported feeling more lonely more often than those in older age groups.[1] In a recent article, we looked at the

Research roundup – Sector re-positioning and funding

Our research officer reports back on the recent NCVO annual conference, and recent trends in the sector. At the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) 2018 Annual Conference, held last Monday (16th April), there was a clear message that charities and social organisations would have to work together within the sector, and embrace partnerships from

NYA welcomes consultation in support of youth work

NYA Chief Executive Officer Leigh welcomed the forthcoming consultation announced by the Labour Party on the need for a statutory duty for every local authority to provide a minimum level of youth provision: “As the national body for youth work, NYA looks forward to representing the sector at this time. We are particularly keen to see how the responses

Research roundup – Are children ‘under developed’ at school age?

Our research officer explores the findings of recent reports. There have been some incredible findings suggesting that at school age, children’s dexterity and fine motor skills are less than a decade ago due to the use of technology slowing the development of finger muscles.[1]New analysis by Teach First has claimed that 1 in 3 new

Research Roundup – Young people and the labour market

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Our research officer takes a swing at the recently reported employment figures and what they tell us about young people and the labour market. This week sees positive news for employment

‘The Environment Now’ are Digital Leaders 100 Finalists!

The 5th Annual Digital Leaders 100 list highlights the latest champions of digital transformation across the UK. The public can now vote for their favourites across a range of award categories to put the list into a final order – including The Environment Now. This year’s list as always includes some extraordinary individuals. Competing for