NYA is delighted to announce that Kinetic 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 each indicator, and an opportunity to be externally validated for the excellent services to young people organisations provide using youth work methodology. The process of undertaking Quality Mark Award assessment is reflective and developmental and focusses on achieving better outcomes for young people by reviewing and refining youth work practice.

Laura Keegan, Quality Practice Manager at NYA commented,

It has been a great experience to observe first-hand the fantastic work that Kinetic do and award them the Advanced Level Quality Mark.  The passion demonstrated by staff for the young people is exceptional and Kinetic demonstrated high quality throughout the Quality Mark indicators. I have enjoyed being part of Kinetic’s Quality Mark journey and look forward to their next achievements.”

Toni Brettell, Operations Manager at Kinetic said,

Kinetic have been taken through a process with the NYA that has enabled us to ascertain just how well we know our organisation. The SLT within Kinetic regularly reviewed our strategic positioning against deliverables, but having an external team come in to assess quality against national benchmarks, helped us to see where we could improve outcomes for young people. It is such an accolade to achieve the ‘Advance Level’ from the NYA Quality Mark framework. It was both an enlightening and developmental process for us to experience.

We will be taking the positives from all the feedback, sharing our success with the wider sector and beyond. We will be using the recommendations to improve on our delivery and evaluation systems, strengthening cross sector relationships and striving to make lasting strategic change within the Youth Justice and Youth Work sectors. Thank you to the NYA for your continued and ongoing support, we highly recommend all organisations to engage in this vital, informative and supportive process, it will undoubtedly lead to improved delivery, better outcomes and happier stakeholders.

Congratulations to Kinetic for achieving this prestigious award and for demonstrating such high-quality youth work.  For more information about the NYA Quality Mark, visit our website: https://nya.org.uk/quality/quality-mark/

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