Outstanding youth workers honoured at House of Commons


12 Nov 2014

Two of the UK’s top youth workers have been commended for their outstanding work with young people at a ceremony in the House of Commons.

Flavia Docherty and Sharon Mccauley received their Youth Worker Award at the National Youth Agency reception attended by young people, colleagues and parliamentarians.

Receiving her award from NYA CEO Fiona Blacke, Flavia said, “I love being a youth worker – I love the fact that it makes a difference”

Sharon added “It’s been an amazing experience and I’m so proud.”

Speaking at the event, which also marked the National Youth Agency’s 50th anniversary, Karen Buck MP said; ”I know what a fantastic contribution youth work can make to helping young people succeed.”

“Despite progress on youth unemployment, young people are still at risk of low pay and zero rate contracts.  I will do everything I can, despite economic challenges, to underline the importance of youth work.”

Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson thanked the NYA for their work with young people and added, “You have my full support – Here’s to the next 50 years.”

NYA CEO Fiona Blacke with our award winners and their young people (L - R) Ripa Begum, Flavia Docherty, Fiona Blacke, Sharon Mccauley, Connor Mackay.

NYA CEO Fiona Blacke with our award winners and their young people (L – R) Ripa Begum, Flavia Docherty, Fiona Blacke, Sharon Mccauley, Connor Mackay.

karen buck and rob wilson

Speakers: Karen Buck MP (left) Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson (right).