Products and services
The National Youth Agency is developing a range of products and services and these include:
A unique network of professionals who will work as part of the NYA project teams.
Network will support Local Authorities and other organisations in delivering services to children and young people.
Will comprise of a diverse range of skills at all levels.
We are open to secondment opportunities from local authorities, PCTS and other third sector organisations.
- Staff development
- Training opportunities
- CV enhancing
- Being part of the NYA network
Key Contact: Bob Clifford - Business Development Team
Supported by the Department of Health the NYA is exploring the potential for e-learning in the youth sector.
We have developed a unique set of online resources to help professionals work more effectively on health issues. Find out more >>
Free health e-modules are designed to support four key health areas:
- Healthy lifestyles
- Healthy relationships and sex
- Mental and emotional wellbeing
- Substance use
Hear by Right
Developed with support from LGA to help organisations, from government departments, local authorities to community workers, map their young people’s involvement practice and plan improvements
Ensures young people’s involvement is built into every aspect of organisational development
Other programmes include Act By Right – a skills workbook developed with young people and accredited by ASDAN
Key contact: Bob Clifford, National Programme Manager.
Deigned to support organisations in delivering quality services for young people through a dedicated and accredited management tool.
Supports the development of:
- Efficient performance management systems
- Robust processes
- Sufficient resources
- Decision making processes
Undertaken through self assessment tests.
Organisations wishing to seek accreditation can register for the National Award.
Key Contact: Maralyn Smith, National Programme Manager.
Young Researcher Network
A network of 15 partner organisations set up to support and encourage young people’s involvement in research and youth-led research.
Involving young people ensures that research is relevant and appropriate to shape practice and policy.
Empowers young people to provide their voice on the issues that matter.
Key Contact: Adam Williams, National Programme Manager.
Youth Report Card
The National Youth Agency Youth Report Card summarises – on one sheet of paper – local performance on 25 National Indicators directly relevant to young people. It is a valuable and powerful tool developed with the input of local authorities to enable them to measure their performance against national benchmarks. The card is free to each local authority on request.
Key features include:
- a one-page summary of local performance
- a tool to aid local authorities, including elected members
- highlighting good performance and areas for improvement
- an indication of overall direction for the local authority.
The Youth Report Card builds on the extensive work the National Youth Agency has carried out over many years on auditing local authority youth services and improving performance in the youth sector.
- It tells you at a glance where performance is good, bad and somewhere in between.
- It helps you ask the right questions.
- It enables young people to engage with the right programme, and on their terms.
“It’s a good result for my IYS team and will cheer them all up – great to see the information in one place, a superb piece of work.” Steve Power, Manager Integrated Youth Services, London Borough of Havering.
To find out more and to receive a free copy local authorities should contact Alex Stutz at the National Youth Agency on or by telephone on 0116 242 7350.
NYA has produced the following series of information sheets about our products and services. There are available for you to print out below: