The 2021 – 2022 Annual Higher Education Institutions (HEI) Monitoring Survey reflects the appetite from employers for new entrants to the sector who possess the skills and qualifications needed to deliver high quality youth work.   The survey report reveals an uplift of 32 students since the previous report with some 302 students enrolled on professional … Continued

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Monday 10 July Delegates were welcomed to the conference by National Youth Agency (NYA) Young Assessors Lewis and Harrison.  Kim Allen, Chairperson, Commonwealth Youth Council thanked all the organisers for hosting and putting together the event, before commending all of the youth workers across the Commonwealth working hard to support young people, and highlighting the … Continued

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An independent review of the impact of youth work delivered with schools, commissioned by the National Youth Agency, reveals youth work significantly improves engagement with learning and attendance, as well as boosts young people’s mental wellbeing and confidence.  The Better together: Youth work with schools report, published on 19 June, is the result of a call for … Continued

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Nicola Kelly is an NYA Youth Work Specialist delivering on the NYA Academy. Nicola has worked with young people for over 25 years and facilitates unique Well Being events using Creativity, Mindfulness, Change Work and Sound Therapy. For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, join us daily for Nicola’s top tips for youth workers dealing … Continued

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We are shocked and saddened to report the passing of Toby Ducker, Interim Chair of our Board. Toby succeeded our outgoing Chair, Barbara Bradley, during 2022 but had served as Trustee of the Charity since June 2016, during which time he chaired our Finance and Governance Committee. Carol Stone will take over as Interim Chair … Continued

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The NYA are delighted to have signed up for an NWG membership account and as part of this account, we can offer 1,000 youth workers all the benefits of membership at no cost to themselves. The NWG Network is the only child exploitation network working across voluntary/statutory agencies tackling child exploitation including Child Sexual Exploitation and the wider … Continued

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