NYA National Youth Work Curriculum

The new National Youth Work Curriculum will enable a greater understanding of youth work practice, provide an educational framework and act as a reference tool to be used by decision makers, policy makers, commissioners, youth workers and young people.  NYA would like to thank everyone involved in developing the new Youth Work Curriculum, alongside the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Inside Out NYA-Brook 2020

This paper builds on the insights from the ‘Out of Sight?’ research report, on the known and emerging needs of young people through COVID-19, published by the National Youth Agency (NYA) in April 2020. We explore the impact of the pandemic on young people’s health and the role of young people’s services in support of

NYA COVID-19 Response July 2020

Call to mobilise youth workers as key workers Youth workers have an important role to play in supporting young people. This report summarises key recommendations and the latest research carried out by the National Youth Agency (NYA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It calls for lessons to be learned as we emerge from national

Building a Stronger Britain toolkit – Speak Out

This toolkit is designed to be used with young people aged 11+ to stimulate discussion, thought and reflection around key themes such as identity, belonging, diversity and community. Actively addressing these issues encourages young people to build meaningful relationships with their peers and develop a strong sense of their identity, therefore reducing the risk posed

Time Out: Re-Imagining Schools – COVID-19

This paper builds on the insights from the ‘Out of Sight?’ research report, on the known and emerging needs of young people through COVID-19, published by the National Youth Agency (NYA) in April 2020. We explore the role of youth services and youth work in schools and colleges, and the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable

Detached Youth Work Guidance – 15.06.2020

This publication sets out the basics of detached youth work and other non-building-based forms of youth work, and locates them in the context of COVID-19. Please click the cover below to download    

Hidden in Plain Sight – Gangs and Exploitation

Hidden in Plain Sight – Gangs and Exploitation, A Youth Work Response to COVID-19 This new report includes insight from the front line of youth workers on their increased concerns for street-gangs and organised criminal gangs. The importance of youth services has been stressed by national police chiefs, the Children’s Commissioner for England and recent

Out of Sight: Vulnerable Young People: COVID-19 Response

This report highlights the scale and prevalence of young people’s needs that are amplified by the pandemic. It draws on the latest data and vulnerability framework by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, with valuable insights from partners and young people from across the youth sector. Our thanks in particular to the Centre

Responding to Youth Violence through Youth Work

About this report The issue of gang and youth violence has increasingly become a problem within some of the major cities across the United Kingdom. As figures related to knife and gun related violence soar in cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, academics, youth work practitioners and politicians alike are seeking answers to

A guide to commissioning outcomes for young people

The purpose of this guidance from the National Youth Agency (NYA) is two-fold: firstly, to provide a guide for commissioners on how to involve young people in the commissioning process; secondly, to demonstrate how youth work and youth workers could be commissioned to deliver outcomes. Please click the front cover below to download.