Recently, 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland were able to vote for the first time. There are a number of campaigns supporting the decreasing of the UK voting age to 16, and Labour has recently backed this, although it is unlikely that anything will be in place before the next general election.
In partnership with UK Youth and Youth Acesss, the National Youth Agency is running a number of workshops to train youth workers to use the finacial capabilty toolkit originally devloped for the Barclays Money Skills ‘champions’ project.
Depending on your viewpoint one of the most welcome positives emerging from the Scottish referendum last week was 16 year olds voting for the first time. About 100,000 under 18s registered to vote – 80% of all those eligible.
The National Youth Agency is holding a series of fringe events and roundtable discussions at the Labour and Conservative Party Conference this autumn.
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Millions of youngsters are too sloppy and slovenly to get jobs because they lack the discipline or skills needed for work, the chief inspector of schools Michael Wilshaw said yesterday on publishing an Ofsted report into 16-18 education.
I think most people agree that now is a difficult time to be a youth worker. Cuts to youth services are widespread and many in our profession are facing an uncertain future.
In light of the shocking revelations resulting from the inquiry into the child sex exploitation in Rotherham, all our thoughts turn to how agencies can prevent this abuse happening again. One of the few groups who emerge from this report unscathed are local youth workers
The Youth Work Foundation, an independent charity administered by the National Youth Agency, opens for applications today.
Over the last few months two rounds of consultation has been taking place regarding the Youth Work sectors qualification needs at level 2 and level 3 for the review of the (JNC) Youth Work in Practice qualifications.