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

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 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