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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We’re delighted to have been selected by the government to deliver phase 2 of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) along with our partners Social Investment Business, The Key Fund and Resonance, to create, expand and improve youth facilities and services in England to drive positive outcomes for young people. The £368 million fund aims to … Continued

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Over the last year NYA has been engaging with various organisations about youth work delivery in private dwellings- in homes, gardens etc. We would like to hear your views about delivery in private dwellings (whether or not your organisation provides this)  If your work involves delivery of services to young people, please support us in … Continued

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High quality Relationship, Sex, Education (RSE) in schools and colleges is important to prepare young people for relationships throughout their lives. However, in a new poll for Fastn and the National Youth Agency carried out by Survation this RSE Day, young people highlighted the vital contribution that role models play throughout the different aspects of … Continued

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For pride month this year, some of team at the NYA have asked to share with the sector what pride means to them… Bex Perry amplifi Programme Manager Bex is the Young People’s Opportunity and Development Platform Programme Manager for the National Youth Agency and is working to develop our brand-new platform- amplifi. Bex is a … Continued

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For pride month this year, some of team at the NYA have asked to share with the sector what pride means to them… Esther Horner-Aird Deputy Director of Youth Work Esther has worked in the youth work sector for almost 20 years, across a range of settings and contexts. Esther started her career as a … Continued

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A review of the current provision that is available for young people in Blackpool aged 7-25, which started in autumn last year, has now finished and initial recommendations published. After securing funding for this important piece of work, ongoing collaborative work has been undertaken with the third sector to review the existing youth provision across … Continued

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