Research Roundup – Serious Violence Strategy

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 long hard look at the Government’s recently announce Serious Violence Strategy. Last week it was reported that there had been over 50 homicides in London during

Research Roundup – Tech, Violence and Loneliness

Our Research Officer takes a look at relationships between youths and technology. Social Media and Violence In the light of the recent escalation in serious violent crime in London, many have voiced concerns over the role that social media and technology have played, from Home Secretary Amber Rudd to Met Chief Cressida Dick, various MPs,

Tony Gallagher on youth work and Ofsted’s new inspection framework.

Tony Gallagher is a former Her Majesty’s Inspector.  He was Ofsted’s national lead for youth support for some time and oversaw the inspection programme of youth services. He has had extensive experience across many areas of Ofsted’s work. The NYA invited Tony to reflect on what youth workers, youth support workers and their managers can

NYA responds to government’s £40m Serious Violence Strategy

The Home Office yesterday set out a Serious Violence Strategy to tackle recent rises in knife crime, particularly amongst young people. The strategy looks to address “root causes” of serious violence and will look to “support young people to lead productive lives away from violence.”

Research roundup – Knife crime amongst young people

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 looks at the recent spate of knife crime in the capital This week has seen much media coverage on 3 young BAME murders in the capital, as well

Research Roundup – Children’s care costs squeezed at both ends.

Our Research Officer takes a look at new research showing cuts to children’s services but rising cost of private childcare. A report by The Family and Childcare Trust shows that childcare costs have surged at double the rate of inflation since 2010.[1] This has, in many cases, meant that recent government initiatives to help keep

Research Roundup – Social Mobility, education and employment.

Our Research Officer looks at social mobility following the January announcement of a £90m fund. The government has provided a statement of intent (‘the statement’) on its January announcement that £90m from dormant bank accounts will aid those young people furthest from the labour market.[1]

Research roundup – Measuring impact.

Our Research Officer looks at the key points from a recent Centre for Youth Impact conference. At a conference organised by the Centre for Youth Impact last week there were numerous talks from persons involved in all areas of youth work; from funders and commissioners, to researches and youth workers. However, there were some common

Research roundup – More children and young people living in poverty

Our Research Officer takes a look at the increasing percentage of children and young people living in poverty. The Government has recently released annual statistics measuring ‘Household Below Average Income’.[1] Whilst these show a slight improvement in that 300,000 less children are living in ‘absolute poverty’ than in 2010, and that 600,000 less children are

Research roundup – How young people are interacting with technology

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 looks at the increasing amount of literature based on how young people interact with technology. At a recent event organised by The Telegraph Technology Intelligence, Tom Fogden, co-founder