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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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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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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NYA is delighted to announce that Sculpt has been award the Advanced Level NYA Quality Mark.  The NYA Quality Mark recognises high quality youth work through benchmarked standards and indicators based on the National Occupational Standards.  The Award is a celebration and acknowledgment of how organisations demonstrate they achieve high standards of quality assessed against … Continued

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We think that great youth workers are needed everywhere, and want to develop and support a comprehensive professional training offer for them wherever they are. This survey will help us gather accurate data about a range of things relating to the Youth Work Workforce, training and qualification; What is the demand for qualified Youth Workers? … Continued

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Natwest are launching a new initiative this week in partnership with the National Youth Agency to improve young people’s confidence around money, to help champion their potential. Natwest are joining forces with Marcus Rashford MBE and the National Youth Agency to launch the Thrive Programme – a new programme being trialled at youth community centres … Continued

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