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.    

Annual Monitoring Report 2017/2018

Please click the front cover below to download You can also click here to read our yearly statement published alongside the report

NYA Quality Mark 2019

The National Youth Agency Quality Mark enables organisations, however large or small, to reflect upon and review the services that they offer young people, enabling them to explore ways to develop and provide youth work to the best possible standard.    You can find out more about the processes involved here Or download the documents directly below:

Exploring the connection between social mobility and financial capability

The National Youth Agency is a member of the Single Guidance Financial Body (formerly Money Advice Service) Young Adults Steering Group and this report explores the idea that better financial capability can improve the social mobility of disadvantaged young people by helping raise awareness of the implications of financial decisions in the short, medium, and

Annual Monitoring report 2016/17

Annual Monitoring report 2016/17

Annual Monitoring report, 2015-16

NYA Annual Monitoring report, 2015-16

Historical database Dec 2017

Historical Database December 2017 v1

QAA benchmarks for youth and community work 2017


Professional Validation Guidelines

Professional validation requirements for youth and community work qualifications in England 2019 Guidance for institutions providing  qualifications   Professional Validation Requirements 2020