About Youth Work Week

Youth Work Week is an annual week long celebration organised by the NYA celebrating everything Youth Work!

You can take a look at the social media celebrations by searching the hashtags #YouthWorkWeek and #YWW21. Find out more about this year’s celebrations below

This year Youth Work Week ran from Monday 1st November to Sunday 7th November.

The theme for this year’s celebrations was

Champions of Youth Work!

This year we celebrated the champions of youth work around the country, these can be fantastic youth workers who champion by doing great youth work, or incredible young champions who have inspired youth workers around the country!

On Monday 1st November the NYA Youth Work Summit 2021 took place in Westminster. You can find out all about the day on our Summit webpage below

Nominate Your Youth Work Champions

This year we hosted a gallery of youth work champions! We asked the sector to nominate either a young person who has been a champion throughout the past 12 months, getting involved in their local community and showing strength and resilience, or a youth worker, colleague or a project that they think have championed youth work and young people this year.

Click the button below to visit the gallery of nominated champions:

Download our Youth Work Week 2021 Guidance Document

Below is our Youth Work Week 2021 guidance document, this explains the annual campaign and all of the ways you can get involved and support youth work during the week.

Youth Work Week 2021 Guidance

This document details the annual week long campaign and explains how you can get involved this year

Our Youth Work Week Events

We will held a series of youth work events during Youth Work Week. These were be opportunities for youth workers in the sector to join our team on Zoom over lunch and talk through a variety of topics.

Tuesday 2nd Nov12:30 – 13:30Human Rights of the Child in the 21st CenturyExploring the current human rights of young people and how organisations can champion young people’s voicesEvent Closed
Wednesday 3rd Nov12:30 – 13:30Quality in Practice: Championing a vision for quality youth workInvestigating ways to ensure quality of practice within youth work now and in the futureEvent Closed
Thursday 4th Nov17:00 – 18:00Championing Youth Work on a Global PlatformShowcasing how youth work supports young people across the world to aspire to be the best they can be for themselves.Event Closed
Friday 5th Nov12:30 – 13:30Skilled and EquippedYouth Work begins with the development of relationships, and this approach offers allied services in Health, Education, Crime and Social Care a valuable set of tools and insights to improve their work with young people. How can we champion youth work in local strategy to support it taking its place alongside these services in local strategy?Event Closed

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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level


What does this mean?

** From 27th January 2022 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to GREEN in the readiness framework**

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