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Blog: Charlotte Little on her experience of Prevent training

‘Spotting the signs of abuse has never been more important if we are to help protect children from sexual exploitation, gang related activity or other hate crimes’. Peter Wanless, CEO NSPCC

NYA appoints Leigh Middleton as its new Managing Director

The National Youth Agency (NYA) is delighted to announce that Mr Leigh Middleton has been appointed as its new Managing Director.

Blog: We need a cross-government plan for social mobility – and young people

The Social Mobility Commission has published its assessment into 20 years of government policy on social mobility and it makes for depressing reading.

The Environment Now programme announces £70,000 of funding for green tech projects

The latest green tech projects funded by The Environment Now have been announced.

Blog: GE2017 and the Youthquake – this could reshape politics

By Daisy Powell One of the biggest surprises of last week’s general election was the turnout of young people. Although too early for reliable data on the demographics of those voting, the overall turnout rate was thought to be 69% with the youth vote widely reported as 72%.

Blog: Yasmin Greenaway – ‘If young people cared they would vote’

I hear this so often from people, in regards to what many view as young people’s political disengagement. Not only is this stance  overly-simplistic and lacking in nuance, it’s fatalistic.

Blog: Natalie Smith on the general election, young people and the dark side of social media

Young people live and breathe social media, from snapchatting their friends to updating their status on Facebook. Most of the interactions are harmless, friends sharing good times, but knowing what hides behind the scenes of social media interactions is essential.  

My Money Now : more than 70 young people already benefitting from money skills

NYA is working with the Money Advice Service’s What Works Fund to improve the financial know-how of young people taking their first steps on the career ladder with its My Money Now programme.

NYA takes its money know how to Mozambique

A money skills programme delivering financial capability in Mozambique has benefitted over 45,000 young people.

General Election 2017: Party Manifestos – policies for young people

Here’s a handy at-a-glance round-up of the political parties’ manifesto pledges affecting young people:

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