A guide to commissioning outcomes for youth 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.    

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

Youth services in England: changes and trends in service provision

Youth services in England changes and trends Youth services in England: changes and trends in service provision. November 2014.  

NYA Vision for Youth Work to 2020

The publication sets out the charity’s aim that by 2020 every young person will have access to high quality youth work in their community. The report lays out the steps needed to make its vision a reality, examining the role of local government, the business community, the youth work sector as well as providers and

Reaching socially excluded young people: A national study of street-based youth work

By David Crimmens, Fiona Factor, Tony Jeffs, John Pitts, Carole Pugh, Jean Spence and Penelope Turner. This research, undertaken by a team from the Universities of Durham, Lincoln and Luton, addresses the question of the role of detached and outreach youth work in the post-1997 policy environment of outcome-driven youth initiatives, and in particular, how

Leading and Managing Youth Work and Youth Services

This book has grown out of the Transforming Youth Work management programme developed by a consortium of the National Youth Agency, the Association of Principal Youth and Community Officers, the Department for Education and Skills, the University of Leicester and FPM. It aims to help leaders and managers of services for young people pause and

Drawing on the Past: Studies in the History of Community and Youth Work

The 18 chapters cover a diversity of subjects and places. Some tell the stories of events and people. Others consider the impact and relevance of organisations, movements and reports. Yet others are concerned with the value of historical understanding for contemporary community and youth work. Together they reveal a fascinating history and uncover a vast store

Youth Work and Social Networking: final report

How can Youth Work best support young people to navigate the risks and make the most of the opportunities of online social networking? September 2008 Tim Davies and Pete Cranston. Youth Work and Social Networking Final Report – August 2008

Workforce Development Framework for Organisations Working With Young People

Effective workforce development ensures that integrated services have the right people in the right place with the right skills to achieve identified objectives and deliver on their vision and values. This toolkit has been designed to support the development of workforces who work with young people. Workforce Development Self Assessment Framework for Integrated Youth Support

Recording Young People’s Progress and Accreditation in Youth Work

Credit Where It’s Due: Guidance on Youth Service Benchmarks. 2005. Recording Young People’s Progress and Accreditation in Youth Work – December 2005 Final Publication