The National Youth Agency held a reception in Parliament to celebrate the youth work sector on Thursday 1st December – originally planned to take place during Youth Work Week, but delayed due to rail strikes. With MPs, government officials, charity leads, regional youth work units, allied sector leads and funders in attendance, the reception shone … Continued

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The Door, a leading youth charity in the Stroud district in Gloucestershire, has been awarded the coveted National Youth Agency Quality Mark at Advanced level. The Door has been supporting young people and their families for 30 years, injecting hope into their lives by unlocking their potential and opening up opportunities so that their past does not define their future. The Quality Mark, awarded for three years, recognises high quality youth work through benchmarked standards and indicators based on the National Occupational … Continued

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As part of our ‘Spotlight on…’ series for Youth Work Week, Lydia in NYA’s Policy team interviewed Louise from KICK, based in Cambridgeshire. Lydia: Tell us about your role at KICK, and what KICK delivers. Louise: I’m Louise McCoy and I’m the operations manager. KICK is a youth work charity based in St. Ives in Cambridgeshire. … Continued

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As part of our ‘Spotlight on…’ series for Youth Work Week, Lydia in NYA’s Policy team interviewed Darren from Walton Youth and Community Project, based in Liverpool. Lydia: Could you tell me what Walton youth and Community project does? Darren: I’m Darren and I’m the Youth and Community Manager at Walton Youth and Community Project. We’re … Continued

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The film is being released to celebrate Youth Work Week #YWW22 by Football Beyond Borders in partnership with the National Youth Agency  Youth Worker, Sam Hulme, features in film discussing life in Bolton and his journey into the profession The film calls on the government to: Back investment in youth work, creating opportunities with young … Continued

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As part of our ‘Spotlight on…’ series for Youth Work Week, Lydia in NYA’s Policy team interviewed Jade from HOPE Nottingham, based in Beeston Lydia: Can you tell me a bit about yourself your role and what HOPE Nottingham is all about?  Jade: I’m Jade and I’m a Youth and Community Worker for Hope Nottingham. … Continued

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Youth Work intersects with many other allied professions – but there is a need for better investment in professional development to make it fit for the future, argues Kevin Jones, Director of Workforce Young people, families, and their communities all benefit from youth work. By investing in the skills of the workforce the National Youth … Continued

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How can the NYA help youth workers embed the National Curriculum into their everyday practice? Since its publication in September 2020 the National Youth Work Curriculum has provided the youth work sector with a framework to help guide the design of youth work delivery nationally and locally.  Comprising ten key themes, ranging from Healthy and … Continued

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