The growing professional recognition of youth workers  The youth worker profession has been diluted over the years, not just by the lack of investment and infrastructure, but additionally by changing job titles from youth worker to ‘community worker’, ‘adolescent team’, ‘family help’, ‘early years’ as well as the migration of youth workers into allied child … Continued

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Can you remember the last time you learnt something new, felt energised by the experience and applied it to your practice? Only yesterday I attended a 3-hour risk assessment training session with colleagues here at the NYA……was I excited about attending, probably not, this was not my first rodeo, but I appreciated the importance. However, … Continued

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Everybody at the NYA was saddened to hear of the passing of John Ewen OBE. John was the Director of the National Youth Bureau, predecessor of the NYA, during its formation in the mid-1970’s and was a passionate advocate for youth work, and for young people.   One of John’s proudest achievements at the National Youth … Continued

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