Youth Centres and young people will be celebrating a Youth Investment Fund grant today. Over £90 million in Youth Investment Fund grants announced today will transform youth services in some of the country’s most underserved areas of England, creating new life-changing opportunities for thousands of young people.   Youth Investment Fund grants, from a fund worth … Continued

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Talking to a young person about death must be one of the hardest jobs, but for youth worker Darren Meade, helping young people manage their complex or life limiting condition whilst also helping them to navigate all the usual challenges of being a teenager is all part of the role.  Darren qualified as a youth … Continued

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The NYA welcomes the publication of the government’s new guidance for Tier 1 local authorities on their statutory duty to provide young people with access to youth work activities to support their wellbeing and to promote their personal and social development, in line with section 507B of the Education Act 1996. The new guidance makes … Continued

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New guidance entitled, Youth Work in Private Dwellings: Safety first – no compromises, published by the National Youth Agency (NYA) on 21 September, advises against delivering youth work in private dwellings such as homes, garages and gardens. Exceptions include where there is no alternative location locally, or where the young person is facing particular challenges, … Continued

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The latest report from the National Youth Sector Census, managed by the National Youth Agency, shows that a fifth of youth work organisations have a waiting list of between three and six months and are struggling to meet demand. Despite undeniable need for these services, a quarter of voluntary sector organisations delivering youth work have … Continued

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