The National Youth Agency (NYA) welcomes the publication of the new Practice Principles that will help shape and inform the work of professionals responding to child exploitation and extra-familial harm. The Practice Principles, published on 29th March 2023, support all practitioners working with young people to identify child exploitation risks, whilst giving them an understanding … Continued

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The Youth Investment Fund, funded by the UK Government, is transforming out-of-school opportunities for young people in the most underserved and deprived areas in England. In a drive to ensure as many young people benefit as possible, the Youth Investment Fund is now offering youth services the chance to apply for a Refurbishment Grant of … Continued

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The National Youth Agency has awarded Creative Youth Network its NYA Quality Mark at Outstanding Level. The charity was recognised for it’s progressive approach to widening participation of young people across the organisation as well as its proven track record in co-designing programmes that recognise – and act upon – the needs and interests of … Continued

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Gambling support charity GamCare has today been recognised by the National Youth Agency (NYA) for its work in supporting young people with an Advanced level NYA Quality Mark. The Quality Mark, awarded for three years, recognises high quality youth work through benchmarked standards and indicators based on the National Occupational Standards. The charity, which operates … Continued

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More than five hundred bursaries (free training places) for youth work courses are on offer through the National Youth Agency (NYA) and its regional partners. The bursary scheme opens up exciting opportunities in the youth work profession, as well as the chance to specialise in different areas of youth work, or progress into a leadership … Continued

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Make sure you’re counted in this year’s National Youth Sector Census to help make the case for investment to protect and grow the youth sector At the National Youth Agency (NYA) we are passionate about supporting the sector, to make great youth work happen. The last few years have been tumultuous for young people, for … Continued

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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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