Findings from the national census of youth provision in England, reveal the large disparity in the amount and type of provision available to young people depending on where they live.  The data suggests that there is twice as much youth provision in the most affluent areas as opposed to the most deprived areas, alongside 50% … Continued

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NYA is delighted to announce that the new Level 6 Degree Youth Work Apprenticeship has been approved and will be launching soon.  NYA led the Trailblazer group, chaired by Carol Stone, working with training providers, youth workers, local authorities and the voluntary sector to write and develop this new Level 6 Degree Youth Work Apprenticeship standard.  This new qualification will continue building the infrastructure of the Youth Work workforce, creating new routes into the profession, and developing a new pool of qualified candidates who will continue to grow and evolve youth … Continued

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New Report: Between The Lines Young people are being groomed locally – ‘on their door steps’ – as drug gangs and dealers adapt the way they work to exploit young people across county lines. A new report, Between The Lines, published today by the National Youth Agency (NYA) highlights: There is an increasing trend for … Continued

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We were delighted to welcome Baroness Diana Barran, Minister for Civil Society to a live Q&A session hosted with Equal Equity.  Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, and a special thank you to the fantastic panellists who joined us during the session.  If you missed the live webinar, you can watch it on … Continued

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Youth services and charities urged to respond to February consultation  The Treasury has initiated a spring review of programmes to support youth services. Led by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) this will set policy direction for the out-of-school agenda, focusing on programmes currently in scope of DCMS, with a particular focus on … Continued

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The Youth Worker Bursary Fund, launched in 2020, created opportunities to open up career pathways in youth work.  The fund widened access and secured youth work training for up to 450 youth workers to undertake the Level 2 and 3 training.  The training is run through the NYA Academy, and is delivering in partnership with … Continued

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Today marks International Youth Day and our commitment to support youth engagement for global action. Never has such a campaign been so vital for the UK, as we face outwards as a nation in response to the pandemic, global recession and climate challenge. It recognises, empowers and emboldens young people as an essential part of … Continued

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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

Y

What does this mean?

** From 2nd December 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to YELLOW in the readiness framework**

**From 20th January 2022, face coverings are no longer compulsory in the youth sector for any ages, in any setting. Masks can, of course, still be worn by choice and all practice should remain Covid secure.**

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